EMECW stands for Erasmus External Cooperation Window and was launched by Europe Aid cooperation Office. The EM ECW is a co-operation and mobility scheme in the area of higher education. The objective of EMECW program is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
The objective of EMECW program is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
- University of Boras
- Politecnico di Torino
- Universidad de Alcala
- Universidade do Minho
- Chalmers University of Technology
- Universite de Savoie
- Universitas Gadjah Mada
- Asian Institute of Technology
- National University of Laos
- Institut de la Technologie du Cambodge
- Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
|List of Outgoing Student and Staff from UGM|
|NO||Name||Mobility||Host||Home U||Name of program/course etc.||Duration (month)|
|1||Anggita Nasution||Undergraduate||University of Alcala||Engineering||6.9 – Others – Engineering, Technology||10|
|2||Alyas Abibawa Widita||Undergraduate||University of Alcala||Engineering||6.9 – Others – Engineering, Technology||10|
|3||Shanty Yuliana||Undergraduate||University of Boras||Engineering||International Business Engineering||10|
|4||Deo Wijaya||Undergraduate||University of Boras||Engineering||International Business Engineering||10|
|5||Stefan Yohannes||Undergraduate||University of Boras||Engineering||International Business Engineering||10|
|6||Alvi Syahrina||Undergraduate||University of Boras||Engineering||Engineeering / Economic & Bussiness||10|
|7||Akur Prihartanto||Undergraduate||Savoie||Engineering||Université de Savoie||10|
|8||Rachma Wikandari||Master||Universityof Boras||Engineering||Msc in Sustainable Engineering (two year)||20|
|9||Teuku Hakim||Master||University of Boras||Engineering||Första handsval: MSc in Quality and Environmental Management||12|
|10||Supriyanto||Master||Chalmers University of Technology||Engineering||Innoavtive and Sustainable Chem. Eng.||20|
|11||Habib Abdillah Narusman||Master||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Master Course in Urban Engineering||20|
|12||Septiono Eko Bawono||Master||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Master Course in Urban Engineering||20|
|13||Putik Dhiraramanti||Master||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Master Course in Systems Engineering||20|
|14||I Nyoman Kusuma Wardana||Master||Torino||Engineering||6.5 – Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications||20|
|15||Heriyanti Zakaria||Master||Chalmers University of Technology||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|16||Zulaikha Mustaidz||Master||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Civil Engineering||20|
|17||Catur Widyastuti||Master||Chalmers University of Technology||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|18||Ammaria Dila||Master||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Industrial Engineering||10|
|19||Supriyanto||Doctoral||Universityof Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|20||Erna Astuti||Doctoral||Chalmers University of Technology||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|21||Khamdan Cahyari||Doctoral||University of Boras||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|22||Ratna Kusumaningtyas||Doctoral||Polito||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||20|
|23||Herlina Jayadianti||Doctoral||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Electrical Engineering||20|
|24||Andi Sudiarso||Postdoc||Politecnico di Torino, Italy||Engineering||6.6 – Manufacturing Sciences (including CAD, CAM, CAE)||10|
|25||Muhammad Sani Roychansyah||Postdoc||Politecnico di Torino, Italy||Engineering||6.4 – Civil Engineering||10|
|26||Nazrul Effendy||Postdoc||Politecnico di Torino, Italy||Engineering||6.5 – Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications||10|
|27||Samsul Kamal||Staff||Universityof Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Staff exchange||3|
|28||Arifudin Idrus||Staff||University of Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Natural Science||3|
|29||Alva Edi Tantowi||Staff||Politecnico di Torino, Italy||Engineering||Mechanical Engineering||N/A|
|30||Widyawan||Staff||Politecnico di Torino, Italy||Engineering||Economic & Bussiness||N/A|
|31||Muslikin Hidayat||Staff||Chalmers University of Technology||Engineering||Academic staff||3|
|32||Mohammad Kholid Ridwan||Staff||Universitate de Savoie||Engineering||Université de Savoie||3|
|33||Joko Wintoko||Staff||University of Boras||Engineering||Chemical Engineering||3|
|34||Wawan Budianta||Staff||Universityof Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Natural Science||3|
|35||Thomas Widodo||Staff||Universityof Minho, Portugal||Engineering||Electrical Engineering||2|
|36||Aci Prima Sari||Staff||University of Boras||Engineering||Administrative||2|
|37||Herawaty||Undergraduate||University of Minho, Portugal||Social and Politic Science||1st cycle in Communication Sciences||10|
|38||Intan Puspitasari||Undergraduate||University of Minho, Portugal||Psychology||Integrated Master Course in Psychology||10|
|39||Siti Azizah||Undergraduate||University of Minho, Portugal||Biology||Biology||10|
|40||Eko Suyono||Doctoral||CTH||Biology||Chemical Engineering||20|
|41||Agung Budiono||Doctoral||University of Minho, Portugal||Geografi||Sociology/Economics||20|
|43||Neila Ramdhani||Staff||University of Boras||Psychology||Psychology||1|
|No||Name||Home University||Host University||Program||Duration (month)|
|1||Ana Gatoo Jimenez de Laiglesia||University of Alcala||Dept. Of Architecture and Planning||Master||10|
|2||Pietro Peciccia||Politecnico di Torino, Italia||Dept. Of Architecture and Planning||Undergraduate||10|
|3||Alejandro Vazquez Nedjme||University of Alcala||Master of Economic of Development||Master||10|
|4||Miguel Lopez Beraza||University of Alcala||Dept. Of Architecture and Planning||Master||10|
|5||Estibaliz Lopez Hermoso||University of Alcala||Biology||Undergraduate||10|
|6||Alberto Torres Navarro||University of Alcala||Master of Management||Master||10|
|7||Paulo Alexandre Correia Gancalves||University of Minho, Portugal||Psychology||Master||10|
|8||Monica Goncalves Lemos||University of Minho, Portugal||Psychology||Undergraduate||10|
|9||Carlos Benitez Buelga||University of Alcala, Spanyol||Biology||Undergraduate||10|
|10||Xana Da Silva Mori||University of Alcala, Spanyol||Biology||Undergraduate||10|
|11||Kamran Rousta||University of Boras, Swedia||Dept. Of Chemical Engineering||Academic||11|
|12||Jorge JG Martins||University of Minho, Portugal||Dept. Of Chemical Engineering||Academic Staff||1|
|13||Ingeborg Herbertsson||University of Boras,||Office of International Affairs||Office staff||1|
Hear the Century Speak
Universidad de Alcala. Alcala de Henares, Spain.
Tracing back the tremendous experience I have had during my relatively short 10 months-student’s exchange –although, I do wish it could be prolonged–, I definitely found out a very solid learning experience. It is so lifting me up so that if I ever get chance to meet some friend who happen to ask me one simple question, ”Hey Abi, how’s you doing there? What you’ve got?”, I will grasp a long breath and simply put this answer with optimistically high-pitch voices, “It was…more than anything I can put into a word, beyond my wildest imagination as a mankind.”
As a young student of architecture, I always spoiled with the rapid growing projects and urban transformations took place in all over European cities. So the opportunity for me to finally be able to participate with the program is a dream come true, concreting my conceptual plan of life. As my plane smoothly touch the ground of Madrid Barajas Airport, 31 August 2010 in the very middle of fine summer day when sun perches on it highest peak, I nodded and said to myself in silence, “You’ve arrived, hometown boy!”.
Days felt quite fast shortly afterward, as the main activities of the program is allowing me to participate directly with the school life in the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura y Geodesia, Universidad de Alcala, I was enjoying meeting a new friends and new professors, nestling myself in a new learning environment. The only problem –and the thorniest one—is my lack abilities of Spanish language which so often creating communication barrier with friends and left me in silence (or more correctly, confuse and even black out) to catch up and comprehend professor’s explanation during the class. On the other side, I myself don’t even have a right to complain, simply because Spanish language is the third most used language in the world with the vast majority of users live in South America. So it is me who is required to study and practice more often so that communicating with locals becoming less and less confusing. Beside, Spaniards will definitely become even friendlier and welcoming to acknowledge that foreigners are willing to study their language and thus, ready to blend with the society (and nerve enough for starting to make a bargain for a kilo of patata frita in Monday morning market next to the Centro Municipal Deportes Alcala de Henares).
As my Spanish language improved poco a poco (little by little), I encouraged myself to discover the landscape of built environment and natural setting of Spain by myself during spare time. My ‘trips’ through visiting cities and small town are being set in accordance with my research interest in effort of urban transformations, transit-oriented development, infrastructure and my new growing interest on tourism. Starting from a densely-built, three religions-influenced city of Toledo, where I leave the town with the amazed sense of how much life is possible on a tiny piece of land, the dazzling and sleepless city of Barcelona, where hi-tech and old stone create a fascinating dialogue, the northern shimmering city of Bilbao, where the effect still tricked down the city and forcing another major development, to the southern part of country highlighted by the city of Granada, where the legacies of tension between Moros y Cristianos and their needs to proclaim each existences concreted and now become national or even worldwide heritage, and along with another small pueblos I’ve visited, Spain’s landscape and rich culture long admired for its history and beauty as prime assets are successfully being preserved and converted into economy to retain country’s population and nation’s competitiveness, providing not less than 10% of GDP.
Those researches of interests were then determining which classes I had chosen for a total 60 ECTS allowance. To pursue a closer case study of Spanish infrastructure development, I was attending Redes Infraestructuras y Comunicacion which provided me with transformation during the very beginning of infrastructure network in Spain initiated by the mobility of farmers (cañada), to the modern era where all Spanish cities are linked with broad highway and excellent railway systems dubbed as one of the best in the world, a solid reputation which then placed six Spanish infrastructure companies among the world’s best 10. The other fascinating subjects I have dealt with are Espacios Publicos y Areas Verdes en Territorio de la Ciudad y Region where I studied the impact of public space and green areas from the perspective of tiny private garden to the broad horizon of such scale as big as regional economic champion planned surrounding by the green belt in Finger Plan of Denmark, Ranstad Area in Netherlands and Plan Bidagor of Madrid. Arquitectura del Paisaje y Impacto Ambiental which has the biggest study subject credit among other subjects, provide an interesting study focusing on the variety of landscape and its geographical setting in Iberian peninsula, transformation of small pueblo to urban center from time to time in Comunidad de Madrid, and recovery effort to deliver a better place for living inside dated urban block next to the old quarter of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, where I lived.
Together with those already mentioned study subjects, I have also attending these following classes; Patrimonio Historico Arquitectonico Espanol; Presentacion, Comunicacion y Maquetas; La Construccion de la Mirada: Historia de la Fotografia; Cine Musica Arquitectura; Dibujo al Natural; Proyecto del Mueble and Ingles Aplicado a la Arquitectura. All of them conducted in Spanish and were all delivered in sophisticated, multicultural learning experience together with another Erasmus students.
As for now I have already back to Indonesia, I do really feel the differences between Spain and my beloved country. Spain today is fueled with the pulse of high-intensity development, triggered by pent-up demand, low interest rates, and spiraling services (2005, Architectural Record). Even in current bad time when Euro crisis still hurting Spain’s economy and rendered 8% unemployed, the pulse still rolling through stimulating infrastructure project. Been nestled in contemporary Spanish life, I then realized that our homework in Indonesia is definitely huge. Cursing circumstances in our beloved country is not a solution, and as I am hoping somehow and someday Indonesia can implement the pulse of development like the way Spanish people do for their country, Erasmus program experience will always spurs spirit inside me. And for me who lucky enough to be able to joined the program, no choice is demanded, through them I can hear the century speak.
Alvi Syahrina, student of Information Technology Universitas Gadjah Mada, received scholarship from Erasmus Mundus Euro-asia for 10 months study to University of Boras, Sweden taking the major Business and Informatics.
Erasmus Mundus is a program from the European Union for supporting education. It is known for the prestigious scholarship for master and doctoral degree in various universities in Europe. Other than that it also has program for short term studies. Erasmus Mundus EuroAsia was a project which focuses on education exchange between Europe and South East Asia. Organized by University of Boras, Sweden, this project partnered with six universities in Europe and five universities in SEA, including Universitas Gadjah Mada. It offered scholarship for undergraduate, master, PhD, post doc and staff of which the amount of the scholarship ranges from 1000EUR to 2500EUR per month. A total of 200 scholarship were awarded to the successful applicants for the mentioned eleven partner universities.
Selection process of EM-Euroasia was done online. Applicants must submit a number of documents including TOEFL score, academic transcript, Europass-formatted CV, motivation letter and contacts of endorsers. The Unit of International Collaboration Development (UPHI) of Faculty of Engineering was responsible to assist students from Universitas Gadjah Mada from application process, departures, until the students’ return to Indonesia.
Taking the major Business and Informatics for Alvi meant that she had a chance to expand her expertise area from Information Technology to Business. University of Boras under School of Business and Informatics offered a wide range of subjects for both business subject and IT. For IT subjects Alvi took Information Systems and Business Processes, Consequences of IT in Business, System Development Philosophies, System Development Philosophies, and Data Mining while business subjects such as Intercultural Communication, Business Design, and Scandinavian Management. Other than those subjects Alvi also took Swedish language course and wrote a bachelor thesis titled “Online Machine Translation System and Result Comparison”.
Beside academic activities, Alvi joined International Students Committee at University of Boras. This organization was responsible for events for international students at University of Boras such as welcome dinner, campus tour, city tour, christmas party, and international bazaar. She also joined Indonesian Students Association in Sweden.
Alvi explained that to get this scholarship she had to go through many failures in advance. “I failed many times during the time I tried to get exchange scholarship,” she said. “But I had a strong intention and in the end I think I got the most suitable scholarship for me.”
Short Summary in Europe
My name is Teuku Lukman Nur Hakim. I got Erasmus Mundus EuroAsia Scholarship to study Industrial Engineering Master Program at The University of Borås, Sweden. Borås is a small city which is close to the second largest city in Sweden namely Gothenburg. It was amazing to live and study there. It seems everything was just beautiful, neat, clean and well-ordered. I can still even imagine how nice that city.
I had many classmates and friends from many different countries there. We usually make dinner together at one place on weekend. We share and taste each other our national food, story about culture, teach some words in different languages. It made unforgettable moments in my life including playing skiing a sport where I never played in Indonesia before.
When it came on off days we usually travel around to other cities in Sweden or even to European Countries as many as we could during our stay there. I could see the development of cities in Europe is centralized and very well-ordered. I could see how their government can organize the city well such as no traffic jam, clean air, existence of central park, punctual public transportation schedules, etc.
Finally I would like to say being a EuroAsia Scholarship Holder has much changed my life. It gave me a lot not only about the knowledge in education, but also about the life experiences, culture and languages I could learn. It was the best moments in my life while studying in Europe because of EuroAsia program. It is probably one of the best Scholarships which ever be.
Politecnico di Torino gives me a lot of knowledge about electronics engineering especially in wireless system design. The experienced and dedicated professors, the complete and comprehensive facilities for studying and the friendly city are significantly increasing my passion to study not only in academic point of view but also in Italian’s daily life.
I have a lot of experiences during studying in Italy. I can taste the real pizza and spaghetti in Turin; I can also fell that one of the most important activity for Italian people are chatting; I have ever seen so many breeds of dogs just on my way from the apartment to campus; and many more.
Currently, one of the main research topics of Gadjah Mada University (GMU), Yogyakarta, Indonesia is focused on algae culture and biotechnology for bio-energy production. The bio-energy research is a response to an increased demand for renewable energy because of decreasing of fossil fuel resources. However, organisms, especially microalgae, as a potential source of energy is not considerably explored and exploited yet. This is in particular the case in Indonesia which is an archipelagic country with huge water body areas (ocean, sea and rivers) as well as North Europe Regions which have potential cold streams in its water area. Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden have had collaboration in research and teaching with Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, for quite some time mainly with the Faculty of Engineering. However, it is interesting to expand the existing collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology also to Faculty of Biology.
Since, Chalmers is one of the leading universities in bio-ethanol production, a collaborative project in this area would be beneficial. The group of Industrial Biotechnology at Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is running research in bio-ethanol production from sugar fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other potential microorganisms, whereas, GMU research is biofuel production from microalgae (such as Tetraselmis spp.). Therefore, it is very promising to have a research partnership in bio-ethanol production from microalgae by using Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other microorganisms. In addition, production of biodiesel from those potential microalgae will also be explored. As part of such cooperation I, Eko Agus Suyono, lecturer and PhD student at UGM, have got the possibilities to perform part of my PhD studies in the group of Industrial Biotechnology.
I believe our research collaboration benefits both universities and countries, and that it contributes to development of global renewable energy production and strategies in attempt to reduce fossil fuel consumption for a sustainable future. Indonesia has considerable natural resources, in particular tropical microalga biodiversity, whereas Scandinavian countries such as Sweden have advanced technology and researchers as well as presumably unexplored cold growing strains of microalgae. Therefore, those advantages of two countries and universities meeting each other are significant factors to achieve sustainability of our common future.