International Credit Transfer
The international credit transfer program is a program that is funded by the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, where one of its missions is "Increasing access, relevance and quality of higher education to produce quality human resources". Students must have broad insight, international orientation, and the ability to appreciate the ideas and opinions of others. Therefore, the Government tries to facilitate Indonesian students with the opportunity to have direct experiences in interacting with students and communities in other countries.
The Ministry of Education and Culture in early 2020 issued 4 policies regarding higher education which are summarized in Merdeka Learning-Merdeka Campus, including the opening of new study programs, the university accreditation system, state universities of legal entities, and the right to study 3 semesters outside the study program. To support this program, an International Credit Transfer Program was held as part of the effort to develop student competencies and insights obtained through cooperation between domestic and foreign higher education institutions to anticipate intense global competition in various aspects.
The mobility and integration of trade and investment in Southeast Asia and the world are currently very fast, increasing mobility of people between countries is also increasingly significant. This causes higher education to play an important role in the development of human resources capable of creating and maintaining a global and knowledge-based society. The term "internationalization" has long been popular in higher education. Today, universities continue to compete to achieve this predicate, including UGJ.
In line with the above, to support the internationalization of UGJ, in 2020 UGJ will participate in the 2020 International Credit Transfer Program Proposal selection offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Dozens of UGJ students participated in the program selection on 27-29 July 2020 at the Gunung Jati Swadaya University International Affairs Office (KUI). Selection includes document completeness, English proficiency test, GPA score and interview test. The results are very encouraging, UGJ has won the 2020 International Credit Transfer Program Assistance Fund. This is the first time UGJ has received a grant from the International Credit Transfer Program from the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture. This year UGJ is part of 54 universities throughout Indonesia that received these grants.
6 UGJ students: 4 are from the English Language Education Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) and 2 are from the Civil Engineering Education Program, Faculty of Engineering (FT) passed the International Credit Transfer Program to Tarlac Agricultural University, Philippines. The six students are: Veronika Ananda Maharanie Ria, Nia Septiana Hafidah Rohmah, Bella Maharani Bhestari, Harlina Ayu Mitasari, Afrietha Leony Prastiwi and Hafiz Muhammad Irsyad Nurdin. Four of FKIP students will conduct lectures at the College of Education and two of FT students will conduct lectures at the College of Engineering and Technology. This year's international credit transfer program is somewhat different from previous years because in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, its implementation is carried out online.
The number of participants who passed the UGJ was 100%, of the six proposed candidates all of them successfully passed, this is a very proud achievement for UGJ and this number includes many because from other universities only one or two students passed.
This success is one of the benchmarks for the success of the UGJ Internationalization and hopefully in the future it can be continued and developed. We hope that the International Credit Transfer Program with foreign universities can be used as an effort to improve the quality of UGJ in the aspects of learning, institutional and student competence and insight.