On Friday, May 23, 2014, BINUS UNIVERSITY welcomed Prof. K. Baskaran (Associate Dean International) and Ms. Neema Cucinotta (Manager International & Partnership) from Deakin University. The Australian delegation met with Dr. Nina Nurdiani (Head of Architecture Department), Ms Meilani (Head of Civil Engineering Department), Michael Yoseph Ricky (Head of Program – Game & Technology), Santy (Internationalization & Partnership Program Coordinator) and Theodora Subyantoro (BINUS Collaboration Center Manager), along with several BINUS staff members.

Deakin University and BINUS have already established strategic partnership and the meeting was intended to discuss about the possibility to expand the collaboration in the future between the two universities. Some potential collaboration projects which being discussed, such as students and faculties exchanges, dual degree, as well as short courses and internship projects involving the School of Computer Science and Faculty of Engineering.

Founded in 1974, Deakin University is an Australian Government-funded University and one of Australia’s major universities, with high-tech facilities and impressive architecture. With traditional values of excellence in teaching and research in mind, Deakin University has built an enviable reputation by successfully combining both aspects with an attitude that challenges conventional practices, producing new ways of developing and delivering courses. Its degrees are recognized by universities worldwide, as well as by relevant Australian professional associations. In recent years, Deakin’s style of teaching has been acknowledged with multiple awads, including a national Award for Teaching Excellence and also winning the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice. In 2013, Deakin University was awarded a QS 5-Star Rating for Excellence by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).