Prof. Margaret Topping from Queen’s University Belfast Workshop to UPI Postgraduate Students

Bandung, UPI

Prof. Margaret Topping from Queen’s University Belfast gives a workshop to UPI postgraduate students, Friday, February 28th, 2020, at FPBS Auditorium 4th Floor.

UPI strives to work in improving the quality of its student education, some of the strategy, including conducting workshops or inviting guest lecturers from universities overseas to increase the quality of UPI students.

The Head of Office of International Education and Relations (OIER), Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D. opened the workshop. He stated, “Our mission is to engage UPI students in more overseas activities. We also encourage our postgraduates’ students to participate in their areas of expertise as a researcher actively.”

Margaret Topping is Professor of French Literary and Visual Cultures and also the Dean of Graduate School of Queen’s University Belfast. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Oxford University, gaining a Joint Honours degree in French and Spanish (1994), an M.St. (1995), and a D.Phil. (1998).

In her lectures, Prof. Margaret Topping explained researchers are leaders, that researchers should have the quality to keep relevant with the development of society and technology. She said that researchers could change what they wanted to see in the world. She also invited the workshop participants into interactive discussion activities.

The workshop was one of a form of partnership collaboration between UPI and IBEC. IBEC (Indonesia Britain Education Centre) is an official representative that provides comprehensive information and guidance to prospective Indonesian students who wish to continue their education to various Universities and Colleges in the United Kingdom. Workshop season ended with giving of Token of appreciation for Prof. Margaret Topping. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)