Collaboration between study programs is one way to develop the Tridharma of higher education, including teaching, research, and community service, which is carried out in various ways. To develop a network of mathematics education clusters consisting of the Bachelor Program in Mathematics Education (BPME), Master Program in Mathematics Education (MPME), and Doctoral Program in Mathematics Education (DPME) of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Sriwijaya University collaborates with the mathematics education study program of the Faculty of mathematics, natural science, and earth (FMIPAB) of Manado State University. The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Mathematics Education Study Program at Sriwijaya University and Manado State University was carried out on Wednesday October 18, 2023 at 03.00 p.m (GMT +7) in the FKIP Main Hall, Palembang Campus.
The event was hosted by master of ceremonies (MC) Dea Alvionita Azka, S.Pd., M.Sc, lecturer at BPME FKIP Sriwijaya University. The event was also attended by the Dean of FKIP Sriwijaya University, Dr. Hartono, M.A., Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rita Inderawati, M.Pd., and Deputy Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Ismet, M.Si., study program coordinator from BPME, study program coordinator from MPME, and lecturer in the mathematics education cluster at FKIP Sriwijaya University, as well as head of the mathematics department at Manado State University, Dra. Vivian E. Regar, M.Sc. and Helen Yuliana Angmalisang, S.S., S.Pd., M.Mat.
Welcome remarks were delivered by the Dean of FKIP Sriwijaya University, Dr. Hartono, M.A., in his speech he welcomed the collaboration carried out by the mathematics education study program FMIPAB Manado State University with the mathematics education study program FKIP Sriwijaya University. He hoped that the collaboration could increase collaborative research between universities, develop lecturer competence, and provide benefits. for each institution to progress in a better direction. After the Dean’s speech, the head of the mathematics department from Manado State University, Dra. Vivian E. Regar, M.Sc as a representative expressed her thanks for the warm welcome from FKIP Sriwijaya University, she was very impressed with the welcome given, and asked for the willingness of Sriwijaya University to allow lecturers from the Mathematics Education Study Program at FKIP Sriwijaya University to provide workshops. Indonesian Realistic Mathematics Education (PMRI) to the mathematics education study program at Manado state university. Apart from that, she expressed the same hope that in the future the collaboration carried out could provide positive energy for mutual progress.
Arriving at the main event, namely the signing of the MoA, represented by Weni Dwi Pratiwi, S.Pd., M.Sc. as BPME study program coordinator and Dra. Vivian E. Regar, M.Sc., witnessed by the Dean, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, and Deputy Dean for Student Affairs. With the signing of this MoA, collaboration has officially been established between the mathematics education study program FKIP Sriwijaya University and the mathematics education study program FMIPAB Manado State University.