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)