Deputy Chairperson of the MajlisDiktilitbang PP Muhamadiyah Prof. Dr. H. EdySuandi Hamid Mec said that today world competition is as tight and open, where at the level of world, it has globalization and at the level of regional, it has regionalization.
“That shows thatthe world is increasingly borderless. So the internationalization of highereducation has become a necessity because our country has signed WTO Agreements,one of them is related to the access in education, “he said when appearingas a speaker at the The Association of Muhammadiyah /Aisyiyah higher education of International Affairs Office (ASKUI PTMA) in the Hall of Postgraduate UMSU JL. Denai No. 217Medan, Tuesday (10/16/2018).
Therefore, Edy continued, inevitably if you want to keep exist in a very competitive openness worlds, the universities must prepare themselves, including PTMA.
According to him, PTMA must be strengthening, hence, it is not only able to survive, but also able to go international. “Not only sending students to study outside, but also being able to invite people outside to study in PTM, of course, this requires serious and specific handlers. And that is the function of the existence of the KUI, “he said. (*)