Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) is currently projecting itself to be a renowned World Class University. Since 2010, UNAIR has been constantly improving its academic quality and facilities, including the advancement of international standard curriculum, the development of students’ capability to live up to international standard, the embedded global value within every aspect of the international education, as well as the collaboration design with both governmental and non-governmental institutions to build particular framework in improving educational services.

Today, UNAIR is ranked #345 on QS WUR 2023. At international level, UNAIR has forged 249 partnerships with 172 universities throughout 38 countries in Asia Pacific, America, Europe, Australia and Africa. The partnerships are established in the forms of student, lecturer, staff exchange programs and joint research. These collaborations are developed to address various problems in domestic and international scales. Therefore, it is expected that the involvement of Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) can support UNAIR to establish more collaboration.

Furthermore, partnerships with other universities or institutions both at national and international level have been constantly developed. As for international partnership, AGE plays a role in connecting international institutions to establish the partnership with UNAIR. International partnership is vital for the university’s development as a tool to demonstrate UNAIR’s contributions in education, research and community service at the global level.

UNAIR also supports and promotes the development of international collaboration through external and internal funding resources. Followings are the reasons why international funding sources can robust global educational and research efforts:

– to support faculties through grants that foster global learning and collaboration, leading to new international partnerships for research and teaching;

– to help faculty in implementing teaching innovations to internationalize the student experience; and

– for students, funding can support engagement with multicultural exposure, opportunities to master foreign languages, and travel for research projects.

To that close, AGE seeks for any possible mobility and research projects in which UNAIR can participate, such as the Erasmus+, New Colombo Plan, DAAD, etc. This opportunity will for sure enable UNAIR to delegate students, lecturers, and non-academic staff members to various mobility and research programs such as student and/or lab exchange, guest lecture, and staff personal development training in numerous universities across the globe.

Looking back in 2017, UNAIR was awarded the Jean Monnet Grant, where AGE with involved faculties set up courses, webinars, and student competitions. The courses were made available to UNAIR’s local and international students. It is expected that with the Erasmus+ Program grants, faculties are not only able to create a tailor-made program, non-academic staff training program, and teaching training program, but also improve the capacity of higher education management and/or enhance the education endeavors to support internationalization at home.