Universitas Tanjungpura secured an International Visitor Leadership Program on Demand (IVLP OD) Program funded by the US Department of State. The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. There is no application for IVLP. Participants are nominated and selected annually by the staff at U.S. Embassies around the world.
The participants of this program comprised of nine leadership members: Prof. Dr. Garuda Wiko, S.H., M.Si., FCBArb., Rector; Dr. Ir. Radian, M.S., Vice Rector for Academics; Prof. Dr. Ir. Denah Suswati, M.P., Dean, Faculty of Agriculture; Dr.rer.nat. Ir. R. M. Rustamaji, M.T., Dean, Faculty of Engineering; Dr. Farah Diba, S.Hut., M.Si., Dean, Faculty of Forestry; Dr. Gusrizal, S.Si., M.Si., Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Dr.techn. Zairin Zain, S.T., M.T., Director, International Affairs Office; Stella Prancisca, S.Pd., M.Pd., Head, Language Center; and Dr. M. Irfani Hendri, S.E., M.Si., Chairman, Untan Business Unit. They aim to examine to U.S. entrepreneurship and business development strategies and their relationship to the results of research in science and technology. They explored how U.S. universities connect industries and investors to innovations and discoveries. The program facilitates collaboration with U.S. universities and national parks in the development of Science Techno Park in Pontianak, including issues on institutional supports, leadership strategies, and standardized management practices for education tourism and entrepreneurship. During the IVLP on Demand program, the participants visited three states: Washington DC, Florida, and Kansas. The higher education institutions visited were George Mason University, George Washington University, University of South Florida, and Kansas State University.
The IVLP on Demand program provided the participants understanding and management of research results and patents to the nano materials laboratory at the University of South Florida and the Bio-security Research Institute at Kansas State University in technology transfer and future laboratories including those involved in the entrepreneurial learning process. Moreover, they studied and discussed the management of science and techno-park systems on campus with the USF Research Park and EDGE Kansas State University. In addition, strategies to connect innovators with investors and industry were also obtained from discussions with George Mason University, USF Center for Entrepreneurship and K-State Innovation Partners. Delegates have learned how to manage income generating income to empower the full potential of Universitas Tanjungpura.