The Board Member of the Association for Swiss International Technical Connection (SITECO) and also the Former Member of the Government and Minister of Education of the canton of Zurich; Zollikerberg, Switzerland, Prof. Dr. oec. Ernst Buschor, accompanied by Dr.sc.techn. Hans Jaeger, paid a courtesy call on the Rector of Swiss German University (SGU), Dr.rer.nat. Filiana Santoso, and the Dean of Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT), Dr. Ir. Gembong Baskoro, M.Sc. at the SGU main campus on Friday morning November 6, 2015.
The meeting was initiated with an introduction of SGU by the Director of Cooperation, Dr.rer.nat. Maruli Panjaitan, and continued with the Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) presentation by the Dean of FEIT. The Dean of FEIT spoke about the uniqueness and innovativeness of both the Bachelor and Master of Mechanical Engineering concentration of Mechatronics in SGU. Furthermore the Deputy Head of the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering concentration of Mechatronics, Erikson Sinaga, ST, M.Kom explained in detail about the industry research project performed by the study program in cooperation with FEIT’s partners of vocational higher education institutions. Similarly the Deputy Head of the Master of Mechanical Engineering concentration of Mechatronics, Dena Hendriana, BS, SM, Sc.D. overviewed the master program in general.

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Prof. Dr. oec. Ernst Buschor of SITECO (3rd from right) signs a plaque commemorating his visit to FEIT-SGU

During the meeting, they expressed bonds of goodwill and exchanged views on matters of academic as well as the vocational higher education system. SGU, in especially FEIT, has a unique system that enables students to acquire cognitive and (hands-on) skill aspects during their study. Students must not only be able to demonstrate their cognitive ability by means of academia but also as engineers they must be able to realize the academic exercise in real products (the hands-on skill). The meeting culminated in the signing of a plaque commemorating the visit of Prof. Dr. oec. Ernst Buschor as well as mementos bestowed by the Dean of FEIT to him. A photo session together continued with a visit to Mechatronics and the facilities laboratories.

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Dean of FEIT, Dr. Ir. Gembong Baskoro, M.Sc. (3rd form left), presents a token memento to Prof. Dr. oec. Ernst Buschor (4th from left), The Board Member of SITECO