Alma Ata University collaborates with Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University (TMU). The partnership agreement was signed on January 17 at the TMU campus in Taipei, Taiwan by Alma Ata University Rector Prof. Dr. Hamam Hadi, MS, Sc. D, Sp. GK. This partnership covers a range of initiatives, such as faculty and student exchanges, joint symposiums, collaborative research and publishing, and curriculum development. The agreement was signed in Taipei as part of a series of visits by the Alma Ata team to TMU in response to TMU’s group visiting Alma Ata University in February and December of 2017.
The UAA delegation had the opportunity to speak with TMU Vice President Prof. Chao-Ching Huang during their four-day visit, and they discussed a variety of topics, including the prospect of receiving scholarships from the Taiwanese government. In addition to meeting with the Vice President, the Alma Ata delegation also met with a number of Deans, including those from the colleges of management, public health, nursing, nutrition, and global health and development. These discussions gave Alma Ata an invaluable chance to turn the MOU’s commitments into actual cooperative projects.
The Alma Ata delegation had the chance to meet with Prof. Tzay-Jinn Chen, Director of the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Taiwan, and Prof. Chin-Hsin Lee, Director of Wang Fang Municipal Hospital during the visit, which was personally led by UAA Rector Prof. Dr. Hamam Hadi, MS., Sc. D., Sp. GK. These gatherings had the aim of starting a future collaboration between the Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces’ health departments and CDC in the fight against tuberculosis and dengue fever.