BINUS IR Lecturer in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme

Early in November, our Deputy Head, Ratu Ayu Asih Kusuma Putri, attended Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain as part of the teaching staff mobility program funded by Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Programme and the Alliance of 4 Universities (A4U). A4U has been awarded funds to enable staff from partner universities in Russia, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Malaysia to undertake mobility stay in one of the A4U universities. She was selected amongst hundreds of applicants as one of the awardees for the program and became part of Erasmus alumni.

In UPF – Barcelona, she gave lectures for two courses: Introduction to International Relations and Contemporary International Relations in which each session consists of 2 classes attended by approximately 80 students. In total, she taught four classes for 8 hours from 5-9 November 2018. Through the program, she was able to obtain professional development opportunities as a lecturer and improve her teaching skills. Teaching in an international and multi-cultural setting has given her a rewarding chance to sharpen not only her teaching skills but also to share her academic interests with broader audiences. Besides, the program enabled her to deepen a lasting link between Bina Nusantara University and Universitas of Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and promote mutual academic enrichment.