Collaboration and cooperation are the bread and butter of education institutions in mother earth, University Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) is no exception. As one of the leading private university in Jakarta, UAI perennially on the prowl for partners to constitute a prolific and worthwhile for both parties. One of the UAI prospective associate is Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Perak.
In order to formalize the cooperation between two institutions, UAI and UiTM Cawangan Perak penned a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) on January 17, 2022. The MoC signing was opened with prayer performed by UiTM representatives. Afterwards, Rector of UiTM Cawangan Perak, Professor SR DR MD Yusof Hamid, conveyed his remarks, “Hopefully with the signing of the MoC can strengthen the implemementation of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences (AiDAS) 2021 and 2022 in which UAI will take part”
Prof. Yusof closed his remarks with a poem “Dari malaysia ke Indonesia mencari makan, kerjasama dijalin hubungan dieratkan”. In accordance, Rector of UAI, Prof. Dr. Ir. Asep Saefuddin gave his opening remarks, he stated he gladly receive the cooperation between two university with open arms.
Futhermore, mirroring the success of of Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) 2021 in which UAI is part of, Prof. Asep looking forward for UAI and UiTM Mobility Award wherein students from respective institutions can learn in UAI or UiTM Cawangan Perak. Corresponding to Prof. Yusof poem, Prof. Asep deliver his poem aswell, “Dari Bogor membawa kayu, marilah kita terus maju”
The signing activity concluded with the signing of MoC by Prof. Yusof and Prof. Asep and a photo session. The bond contrived between UAI and UiTM Cawangan Perak indicated UAI perseverance and resolve to further its capacity and education services.