Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo (UMSIDA) socialized the Independent Student Exchange Program (PMM) Batch 2 on Wednesday (18/05). The PMM became a prominent program organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology. This online socialization aimed to support government programs and soft skill and hard skill improvement. On this occasion, The Vice-Rector I UMSIDA, Hana Catur Wahyuni ST MT; the Academic Directorate UMSIDA, Evi Rinata S ST MKeb; the Deans; the Chairman and Secretary of Study Program; and various students in their second, fourth, and sixth semester in all departments.
In her remarks, Dr Hana Catur Wahyuni ST MT mentioned the PMM becomes the first milestone for academic civitas to increase their potency and expand the opportunity to study in various places. “I hope all of the chairman/woman, secretary of the study program, and the deans inform and facilitate our students to follow PMM 2,” she said. She also stated that the opening of PMM 2 should raise the lecturer and students’ intention to seize the opportunity increasing academic and non-academic potency.
With the tagline “Temporary Exchange, Permanent Meaningful Experience”, the PMM 2 program would be different from the first batch. On the first PMM, the students were able to choose specific islands in Indonesia and particular Higher Education Institutions. However, in the second batch, the students could select the level of Higher Education Institutions when they registered, and there was no partnership. So they can survey in the first place to ensure the location based on their intention and study program.