The Faculty of Engineering, State University of Medan, collaborated with the Faculty of Engineering, Pangasinan State University (Philippines) which was held online at the “Virtual Welcome and Awarding Ceremony for International Partners and MOA Signing”, Wednesday (03/11/2021). This activity was attended by four countries, namely: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam.

This activity was attended by Vice Chancellor IV Unimed, Prof. Drs. Manihar Situmorang, M. Sc., Ph.D., Deputy Dean I Dr. Zulkifli Matondang, M.Si, Deputy Dean III Dr. Ernesto Maringan Silitonga, S.T., D.E.A., as well as the ranks of functionaries and several lecturers and students.

Prof. Drs. Manihar Situmorang, M. Sc., Ph.D. in his remarks, said that we welcome this international cooperation. Hopefully this MoA will be sustainable, we are very happy to work with Pangasinan State University, Rector of Medan State University, Dr. Syamsul Gultom., SKM., M.Kes is also very grateful to Pangasinan State University for providing opportunities in student exchange last semester at the unimed engineering faculty, and also for being committed to providing the best in academic activities to students.

“We hope that next year when the copid is over, lecturers and students from Pangasinan State University can come directly to visit our campus, Medan State University and carry out teaching and learning activities. We also hope that this collaboration will be extended to other faculties at Unimed because we have 7 other faculties,” said Vice Rector IV Prof. Manihar.

In this event, Pangasinan State University also gave awards to FT Unimed Lecturers who teach in student exchanges, they are: Drs. Ir. Abdul Hakim Butar-Butar., MT., Ph.D. (Course: Renewable Energy), Ir. Denny Haryanto Sinaga, S.Pd., M.Eng (Course: Renewable Energy), Drs. Sahala Siallagan., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Course: Industrial Management and Maintenance), Dr. Saut Purba, M.Pd. (Course: Industrial Management and Maintenance),Hasianna Nopina Situmorang, S.T., M.Sc. (Course: Industrial Management and Maintenance), Dr. Ernesto M.R. Silitonga, ST, DEA. (Course: Soil Improvement). Muhammad Qarinur, ST., M.Eng. (Course: Soil Improvement).

Dr. Dexter R Buted (University President ) said, “We are pleased to welcome this collaboration, hopefully with this collaboration universities can share information about learning, especially sharing academic material so that it can improve the quality of better learning.