Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) remains committed to realizing its campus motto, “Globally Respected & Locally Relevant.” One tangible step in supporting this vision is through the efforts of the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (FTMD) to open up for cooperation and enhance academic collaboration with various universities worldwide.

On February 27, 2024, FTMD ITB warmly welcomed a delegation from Monash University, a modern, global university focused on research, contributing to excellence in education and research in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. This visit aimed to plan cooperation and academic collaboration between Monash University and FTMD ITB.

The Monash University delegation was led by Prof. Neil Cameron, Head of School Materials and Science, and Prof. Aijun Huang, Director of Automated Manufacturing. In this meeting, they focused on planning double degree programs between Monash University’s School of Materials Science and FTMD ITB’s Materials Engineering program. Additionally, they explored potential cooperation and research collaboration in advanced manufacturing and materials.

Dr.Eng. Sandro Mihradi, Head of FTMD’s Graduate Program, welcomed this meeting. Together with other FTMD academic staff, representatives from both institutions exchanged information about the educational programs offered and ongoing research.

This collaboration is expected to have a positive impact on the development of science and technology and enrich the academic experience of students at both universities. Through this synergy, FTMD ITB and Monash University hope to make a real contribution to addressing global challenges such as climate change, geopolitical insecurity, and the development of healthy societies.

The collaboration planned between FTMD ITB, and Monash University can form a strong academic network and help them face a future full of innovation and change together. Additionally, this collaboration is hoped to provide significant support for students’ experiences through the International Mobility Program. This opportunity will enrich their learning experiences and provide a global perspective that can enhance their value and self-capacity at the international level.