University of Islam Malang continues to strengthen its international cooperation network. This time Unisma signed a MoU with Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Kermanshah, Iran, virtually at each university (4/11).

Rector of Unisma, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri, M.Si, after signing the MoU, hopes that there will be a follow-up with real activities including in the form of joint research, joint conferences, joint publications and student exchanges as an implementation of independent learning.

“The possible joint activities can be discussed among faculties in the near future and  implementation issues can be discussed first,” said Prof. Maskuri.

Furthermore, Prof. Maskuri added that Unisma as a university does not close itself to collaboration with any higher education.

“Unisma is very possible to collaborate with any tertiary institution, especially in the development of science and technology so that exclusivity does not occur. We do not see religious backgrounds, ideologies, countries particularly countries that have the capacity to encourage the acceleration in  educational development. ” he explained.

The dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Unisma, dr. Rahma Triliana, M.Kes, Ph.D, said that Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) itself is the largest medical college in western Iran. The hope is that after the signing of this MoU, the students of Faculty of Medicine of Unisma can learn from the KUMS Faculty of Medicine, which has advantages in terms of western medicine and traditional medicine.

Rahma also added that before the signing of the MoU between Unisma and KUMS there had been discussions related to the joint research which will start at the end of November 2020.

“From the beginning of November there have been discussions regarding research methods which will be followed up as a joint research. The research will be related to the use of actinomycetes in the discovery of drugs related to microbes by Rio Risandiansyah Ph.D,  a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of  Unisma, in collaboration with a lecturer from Iran, Dr. Yadollah Bahranmi, Deputy of Global Strategies and International Affairs and Head of Medical Biotechnology Department, Faculty of Medicine at KUMS, “she concluded.