As part of the progress of UPI to World Class University (WCU), UPI builds and maintains its connection partnership with various International Universities. One of the forms of UPI partnership is by hold a Visiting Professor Program, one of the partnerships is done with Edith Cowan University Australia.
This year UPI invites Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood (PhD) from Edith Cowan University Australia as part of the Visiting Professor Program in UPI international collaboration with Edith Cowan University Australia. This event attended by the lecturers from the Faculty of Sport Health Education.
The first welcoming speech delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Sport Health Education (FPOK) Prof. Dr. H. Adang Suherman, MA, “We hope that from here we can establish a lot of joint research and many other form of collaboration between UPI and Edith Cowan.”
In this Visiting Professor Program, Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood (PhD) delivered material on “Obesity Behavioural Change Modification” and will also provide a workshop on “Walking Football for Health” for UPI athletes.
“Obesity is one of the current concerning issues, which needs a solution. I have done a lot of research also some practical programs with some community in Asia; in Singapore and Malaysia. Obesity is not only about food and physical activity, but also more about the behaviour changes.” Said Dr. Dee Dee Mahmood.
She added, “This is a common interest for both UPI and Edith Cowan because we have a lot of similarities in the vision about obesity, nutrition, and some more topic related. It will be good for both of us to collaborate and do joint research for a journal.”
Lastly, she hoped that this visiting professor program will lead to a better cause for the community. “I hope this collaboration will not only produce research journals but will also produce programs that are more practical so we can share our knowledge with the broader community”. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)