University of Alma Ata Yogyakarta signed a cooperation agreement with Civilization Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) on December 30, 2017. Present at the signing of the founder and president (CECF), Imam Mohamed Bashar Arafat. On this occasion, the Chancellor of the University Alma Ata, Prof. Dr. Hamam Hadi, MS., Sc.D., Sp. GK. directly gave a speech and the highest appreciation to Imam M. Bashar Arafat who came from Maryland, USA to collaborate.
CECF is an organization engaged in the social field. This organization encourages collaboration between people of various religions and cultures. According to this organization, the rise of civilization depends on how we as human beings are able to cooperate harmoniously and not confrontation. The CECF, therefore, encourages people in the world to unite into a Global village that is integrated with each other.
The collaboration between the University of Alma Ata and the CECF includes leadership training and internship programs in the United States. This leadership training is seen as important as a foundation for the younger generation, especially Muslim generation, to get to know the world with a better and broader perspective. With good and comprehensive leadership training, young generations are expected to be able to convey their ideas to bring about peace. Meanwhile, the internship program for young health professionals in the United States is intended to provide international hospital and clinical exposure for young Indonesian medical workers who are interested in working abroad or even just to add experience.
This cooperation agreement will be valid for the next five years.