The recognition that Taylor’s University has received in the QS-Rankings and QS-Stars has resulted in a growing interest across Asia to benchmark with us. BINUS University is one of Indonesia’s leading private universities and we were pleased to welcome a delegation of their staff to the Lakeside Campus for a benchmarking visit.
Benchmarking is becoming an increasingly important international activity for universities, and Taylor’s University has been at the forefront of doing this. Taylor’s was first university in Malaysia to participate in the i-graduate international student barometer. We have since welcomed a number of other universities interested in benchmarking various activities – including Jin Wen University (JUST) from Taiwan, and Lyceum University of the Philippines (LPU). Taylor's University was recently pleased to host a delegation of over thirty-one staff from BINUS University. BINUS is one of the leading private universities in Indonesia, and the focus of this visit was to be able to benchmark their institution's international-related activities with a similar type of university in Asia.
Unusually for Indonesia, BINUS also teaches certain programmes in English, and offers a range of joint and double degree programmess in partnerships with leading universities in the UK, Australia and Japan. BINUS and Taylor’s also share various partner universities, such as Queensland University of Technology. The benchmarking day began with the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at TU, Prof. Perry Hobson, outlining the development of the Taylor’s Global Strategic Plan and Framework. This was then followed by presentation by Angela Pok, Vice-President Student Experience at TU, who spoke about how Taylor’s developed its range of Global Mobility options.
Other sessions were held in regards to our international office procedures, and on international marketing by colleagues from the Taylor’s International Alliance Network (TIAN). The Director International of BINUS Global, Ms. Karen Peyronin Iman, then took the opportunity to share information with us about her university and the issues they are facing in Indonesia. Both universities gained a lot from these sharing sessions. Following on from the event, Ms. Karen Iman thanked TU for hosting her staff saying “My team was very happy”.
Last year Taylor’s University hosted Lyceum University of the Philippines (LPU) on another similar institutional benchmarking visit, and we now have a number of ongoing linkages through the ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA) and their recent support of the 9th Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference. “We also look forward to establishing additional on-going links with BINUS University” said Prof Perry Hobson.