Unesa.ac.id, SURABAYA–The 4th Unesa's International Forum of University Rectors (Unifur) 2023 which took place on 15–17 November 2023 at Surabaya State University (UNESA) presented a number of international partners from various countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
This agenda in collaboration with the Asian Centers of Excellence on Education for Sustainable Development is part of UNESA's commitment to expanding and strengthening networks at the international level.
One of the international partners involved offline in this international agenda is Prof. Yoonsook-Shim, President of Saekyung University. In the opening, he expressed his appreciation for the collaboration with UNESA through cross-cultural knowledge exchange.
"We have collaborated with UNESA since May this year, in the fields of culture, education and faculty exchange, as well as promoting collaboration academics between Saekyung University and UNESA," he said.
He hopes that this collaboration can strengthen students' international networks and global insight as part of efforts to increase academic recognition at the international level.
" "We express our gratitude for this collaboration, our students can learn about Indonesian culture and language as well as many extraordinary things at UNESA," he said.
He added that the delegation he led was divided into several agendas. There are 10 students who take part in a one-week excursion study program at UNESA and UNESA Labschool.
Apart from that, there are also lecturers who are visiting lecturers in several study programs at the Faculty of Education (FIP) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law ( FISH).
"We also have a cooperation agreement with UNESA regarding the exchange of students and accompanying teachers, especially from the Korean Language Institute and the Korean Culture Academy," he explained.
Apart from that, providing teaching and seminars, holding conferences and symposiums, exchanging information and media or academic materials are also included in the objectives of the agreement which is planned to last for the next five years.
In the event that raised with the theme "Promoting Teacher Education for Climate Change Education", Prof. Hiroki Fujii from Okayama University, Prof. Dr. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC., Ph.D, Acting Director of Higher Education of Indonesia, and Yudil Chatim, M.Ed. from the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, China. Apart from that, there are also other partners and experts from various countries. 
Reporter: Fatimah Najmus Shofa/Hasna
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