The Signing of MOU between ITB and Universiti Teknologi Petronas SDN BHD

The signing of MOU between ITB and Institute of Technology Petronas SDN BHD followed by the signing of Memorandum of Agreement

BANDUNG, – Thursday  (25/1/2018), Rektor of ITB, Prof Kadarsah Suryadi signed a Memorandum of Understanding between ITB and Universiti Teknologi (UTP) at RAPIM A Room of ITB Rectorate, Jl. Tamansari, Bandung. UTP was represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Prof. Mohammad Shahir Liew

As universities with international reputation, both ITB and UTP wish to implement the memorandum of understanding in the form of mutually beneficial cooperation and to support the enhancement of the field of education and research. Prof. Liew came to Indonesia accompanied by some dignitaries representing Vice Chancellor and CEO of the Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

In his remark, Prof. Kadarsah Suryadi stated that there are a number of policies in ITB dealing with student exchange where ITB students can take courses in universities abroad and the grades will be recognized by ITB for graduation requirement, and vice versa.


Prof. Kadarsah Suryadi then explained several study programs at ITB that have obtained international accreditation such as ABET (USA), ASIIN (Germany), RSC (UK), JABEE (Japan), KAAB (South Korea), and AUN-QA (Asia). ITB will continue to enhance its international publication and education and teaching through inbound or outbound lecturers for a better future graduates.

This is not the first time ITB signed cooperation with UTP, but this MOU is an addendum over the changing in the common understanding, i.e. academic field. After signing the MOU, the two parties signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) at the same place.


Prof. Widjaja Martokusumo as the Dean of School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development (SAPPD) also signed the MoA with UTP, witnessed by Prof. Kadarsah Suryadi, the Rector of ITB. After the signing, both parties exchanged souvenir and took picture together.

Looking back to the world rank of universities in 2018 that have been achieved by ITB and UTP, UTP ranked 601-800 according to Times Higher Education (THE) and 601-650 according to QS worldwide, and ranked 100-150 in engineering and chemistry. ITB, on the other hand, ranked 800-1000 in the ranking issued by THE. As for QS, ITB ranked 331 worldwide, and ranked 51-100 for art and design.

The signing of these MoU and MoA has brought ITB closer to its goal to become a World Class University toward ITB as an Entrepreneurial University through its three characteristics, i.e. excellence in teaching, excellence in research, and excellence in innovation.

Source: Berita ITB

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