Dr. Darda Effendi, a staff member of Plant Biotechnology Section, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) will visit Chiba University, Japan. Dr. Effendi will travel to Japan along with Dr. Syarifah Iis Aisyah of Plant Breeding Section, and Dr. Bambang Sulistyantara of Landscape Architecture Department. They will travel to Chiba starting tonight (March 12, 2013) until March 16, 2013.
Dr. Effendi and his friends are invited by Chiba University under the scheme of Short Stay Short Visit (SSSV) Program. The purposes of their travel to Chiba University are to discuss cooperative programs between two universities about IPB-Chiba University Double Degree, SSSV, and International Training Program (ITP), respectively. Through this bilateral meeting, Dr. Effendi hopes that cooperation between the two universities will be more intensive in the form of reciprocal mobility among staffs, undergraduate, and graduate students from either university.
Currently, there are two students from Landscape Architecture who are pursuing double degree at IPB and Chiba University. One of the two has completed the Chiba University requirement and in the process of finishing the IPB requirement. Dr. Effendi also informs us that there will be three students from Chiba University who will visit IPB (March 14-28, 2013) under SSSV Program and there will be one under ITP Program.
All PMB Lab staffs and associated graduate students hope that Dr. Effendi’s travel to Chiba University will bring positive results. We also wish that he will have a safe and fruitful visit to Japan.