MAKASSAR, 7 – 14 September 2023. : Makassar Academic and Cultural Heritage Activity (MACCA) is a short course initiated by the Language Development, Cooperation & International Affairs Board, Muhammadiyah Makassar University (UNISHMUH). UNISMUSH had invited lecturers and students from UTM’s Landscape Architecture Programme, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABU), to join a seven-day short course program. The aims of MACCA 4 are to encourage global outreach programs and outbound mobility networking opportunities between Indonesia and other countries. Student outbound mobility program includes a series of academic activities, university promotion, seminars, sharing sessions, community development activities and field studies that comprise forty-one delegates from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM (14 students), Universiti Teknologi Mara Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, UiTM (20 students), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, UMS (6 students), and Universiti Malaya, UM (1 student).
The program objectives of MACCA are to discover Makassar’s cultural heritage, understand cultural sustainability and encourage students to enhance leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills in organising international workshops. A virtual meeting was conducted on 3 September 2023 between UTM and UNISMUH Makassar. Ibu Maharida has delivered a UNISMUS background, a tentative short course programme and preparation for UTM students. All short course delegates are divided into six groups consisting of six to seven members. UTM delegates departed to Makassar on 6 September 2023 from UTM, guided by Dr. Lee Yoke Lai and Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr Sapura Binti Mohamad. The hours flight landed at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport on 7 September 2023, morning. UNISMUH Makassar representatives warmly welcomed and assisted all delegates. Subsequently, all delegates spent time for self-introduction among each university participant.
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