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GSD hosted students from the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scheme last term


GSD was pleased to welcome a group of undergraduate students last term, as part of a new collaboration of the University of Warwick with the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) scheme. IISMA is a student mobility scholarship scheme funded by the Indonesian Government, involving a number of top universities across the world. This year, the scheme offered 10 Indonesian students the opportunity to spend a term at Warwick studying interdisciplinary modules across different departments. The students – coming from 8 different universities and 10 different majors – pursued modules in GSD and IATL, along with English and academic support classes from Applied Linguistics.

According to Nadiem Anwar Makarim (Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia), the aims of the IISMA programme are to “develop students’ cross-cultural awareness, tolerance and global citizenship, important values in creating a global sustainable future”.

Being these aims closely aligned with GSD’s ethos and values, it was only natural for GSD to participate in this partnership and act as the students’ home department. In GSD, IISMA students were able to take the following modules: 'Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers', 'Health and Sustainable Development', 'The Energy Trilemma', 'Challenges of Climate Change' and 'Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System'.

Dr Marta Guerriero, GSD’s Study Abroad and International Partnerships Coordinator, commented on this partnership: “We were delighted to host the IISMA awardees last term. They are exceptional students, with very strong academic profiles, who were truly excited to take part in Warwick’s academic and cultural life, and embraced with enthusiasm GSD’s unique teaching and learning approach. Coming from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, the IISMA students were very keen to engage with themes and issues they were not familiar with, in the best spirit of transdisciplinary learning! We really hope that we will be welcoming IISMA students again next year.”