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Aditya Nugroho/ National Cheng Kung University Taiwan

From : Indonesia
Major : Industrial Engineering


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My name is Aditya Nugroho. I am currently earning Ph.D degree of Industrial Engineering in National Cheng Kung University Taiwan. I graduated from Bachelor degree of Agriculture-Industrial Technology and Master degree of Economic and Business from Brawijaya University -Indonesia with 4 years experiences as a continuous improvement supervisor in Heinz Kraft Indonesia Co. Inc. During my career in Heinz Inc., I had successfully led and participated in several profit improvement projects such as increase optimization in soy sauce sachet and waste decrement of cane sugar, thus as an achievement, I won 2nd place in National Continuous Improvement Competition in 2014.

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

(English)

Taiwan has an outstanding higher education system that provides opportunities for international students to study in wide variety of subject, especially Industrial Management Science. In recent years, Taiwan’s Industrial has developed in many sectors such as ICT, electronic, frozen food, and machineries. The high technology in industry in Taiwan closely related with my background and expertise, thus I believe it will give me an opportunity to learn and interact with the best Industrialist and participate in cutting-edge researches. Besides that, as Mandarin is the most
widely spoken language in the world and Taiwan’s national language is Mandarin, so I get beneficial by learning Mandarin, interact with the culture and people, then I hope can broaden my international perspective and mindset.

(Indonesian) 

Taiwan memiliki system edukasi yang tinggi dan menyediakan kesempatan bagi mahasiswa asing untuk belajar berbagai bidang, terutama ilmu terkait Manajemen Industri. Dewasa ini, Industri di Taiwan telah berkembang di berbagai sektor, seperti ICT, elektronik, makanan awetan, dan produksi berbagai mesin. Peradaban teknologi yang tinggi di Taiwan sangat erat kaitannya dengan latar belakang dan ilmu yang saya miliki, sehingga saya percaya bahwa menempuh Pendidikan di Taiwan akan memberikan kesempatan untuk belajar dan berinteraksi dengan praktisi industry terbaik di bidangnya, serta berpartisipasi dalam penelitian terkini. Selain itu, Bahasa Mandarin sebagai Bahasa terbanyak diucapkan di dunia, Taiwan menawarkan kesempatan yang bagus untuk mempelajari Bahasa Mandarin, berinteraksi dengan budaya dan masyarakat local, sehingga saya berharap dapat memperluas perspektif dan pola pikir internasional.

 

2.  Briefly tell us about the program you are studying. What subjects are you studying? What have you enjoyed the most in your studies?
(English)

am studying as a doctoral degree student in Institute of International Management National Cheng Kung University by taking the Faculty of College of Management with the concentration area of supply chain management. The Faculty of Industrial Management offers interesting courses and comprehensive, such as Management (Quality Management and Production and Operation Management), Quantitative methods, and specialized research method. Those courses are compatible with my future research topic, which are Total Quality Management and Supply
Chain Management in Enterprises. Further, I really enjoy study in my department because the credibility, quality, and hospitality of the lecturers, staffs, and colleagues, at Institute of International Management National Cheng Kung University.

(Indonesian) 

Saya sedang menempuh Pendidikan Strata 3 (Doktor) di Institusi Manajemen Industri di National Cheng Kung University dengan konsentrasi studi Manajemen Rantai Pasok. Fakultas Manajemen Industri menawarkan mata kuliah yang sangay menarik dan bermanfaat seperti, manajemen kualitas dan manajemen operasional, metode kuantitatif, dan metode penelitian. Mata kuliah tersebut sangat sesuai dengan topik penelitian saya di masa yang akan datang, yaitu total manajemen kualitas dan manajemen rantai pasok industry. Lebih lanjut, saya sangat menikmati belajar di department Manajemen Industri karena kredibilitas, kualitasm dan keramahan tim pendidik, staf, teman- teman di departemen Manajemen Industri di Universitas National Cheng Kung Taiwan.

3. How does studying in Taiwan compare with studying in your home country (e.g., teaching quality, environment, school equipment, facilities, etc.)?

(English)

The teaching method between Indonesia and Taiwan in general are the same as others Asian countries. This can be seen, especially from the duration of education that must be taken during elementary school to the Bachelor degree, are the same in both countries. But in general, the quality of education in Taiwan is better, this could be seen from the professor and teachers that having education background of USA and European. From the strong educational background of the Lecturers, can broaden international perspective and mindset of students and also possible to apply newest and highest technology system in Taiwan. This quality of human resources become challenge and point to be improved in Indonesia to make equal education quality upon all areas.

(Indonesian)  

Secara umum, metode pengajaran antara Indonesia dan Taiwan sama dengan negara Asia yang lainnya. Hal tersbut dapat dilihat, terutama dari jangka waktu studi yang harus ditempuh mulai dari Pendidikan dasar hingga Mahasiswa Strata 1. Namun secara umum, kualitas Pendidikan di Taiwan lebih baik daripada Indonesia. Hal itu dapat dilihat dari Profesor dan tim pengajar yang memiliki latar belakang Pendidikan di USA dan Eropa. Berdasarkan latar pendidikan tim pendidik yang kuat itu, mereka mampu membuka perspektif internasional dan pola pikir, sehingga mampu menerapkan teknologi terbaru dan termutakhir di Taiwan. Kualitas dari sumber daya manusia tersebut menjadi tantangan dan hal yang perlu ditingkatkan di Indonesia, sehingga mampu menciptakan kualitas pendidikan yang setara di semua area.

4.  What has been the greatest challenge you faced in applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome this challenge?

(English)

The biggest challenge when studying in Taiwan are education system and language.The teaching system in Taiwan is hard enough, that makes me must adapt hard on my first semester. In the beginning of the semester, I almost gave up because I had bad score on my mid-examination. But my family reminded me about my purpose why I come to Taiwan and chase my biggest dream to be a Lecturer in Indonesia after I graduated. Then, I started work harder by having group discussion and studying together with local students. Besides that, I spend much time in library to study. Then finally, I can follow the rhythm and got the good scores.

(Indonesian)  

Tantangan terbesar ketika menempuh pendidikan di Taiwan adalah sistem pendidikan yang berbeda dan Bahasa. Sistem pendidikan di Taiwan cukup sulit, sehingga mengharuskan saya untuk beradaptasi dengan keras pada semester pertama. Pada awal semester, saya ingin menyerah karena saya mendapat nilai yang jelek pada saat menempuh ujian tengah semester. Namun, keluarga saya selalu mengingatkan saya tentang tujuan saya datang dan melanjutkan pedidikan di Taiwan, serta mimpi-mimpi besar saya ketika saya lulus dan kembali ke Indonesia. Sehingga, saya mulai belajar dan bekerja lebih keras dengan berdiskusi dan belajar Bersama dengan siswa- siswi Taiwan. Selain itu, saya menghabiskan banyak waktu untuk belajar di perpustakaan untuk belajar, sehingga pada akhirnya saya mam[u mengikuti pola dan ritme pendidikan di Taiwan.

5.  What do you plan to do after you have finish your studies in Taiwan? Would you like to stay in Taiwan?  Why? 

(English)

After finishing my Ph.D Degree in Taiwan, I would like to go back to Indonesia and become lecturer. I will give contribution to Indonesia and the world by encouraging growing micro scale industries. I would like to work together with small-medium enterprises in my hometown, whereas well known with the soy bean chips industries, then apply my knowledge and research that currently work in the theme “management of supply chain for enhancing competitive advantages and performance in industries”. Hopefully, with my experiences studying in Taiwan and my knowledge during research, become a good benchmark to Indonesian industries about how
Taiwanese industries run. Besides that, as a Lecturer I hope that I can encourage my student in the future to do exchange study, so that can build long term relationship between two countries.

(Indonesian)  

Setelah saya menyelesaikan pendidikan doctoral saya di Taiwan, saya ingin kembali ke Indonesia untuk menjadi tim pengajar di Indonesia. Saya akan memberikan kontribusi kepada Indonesoa untuk mendorong perkembangan industry skala mikro. Saya juga ingin bekerja sama dengan industry kecil menengah di kota asal saya, yaitu industry kripik tempe dan mengaplikasikan ilmu pengetahuan yang telah saya pelajari mengenai manajemen rantai pasok. Besar harapan saya dengan pengetahuan dan pengalaman yang saya dapatkan pada saat melakukan penelitian di Taiwan mampu menjadi tolak ukur bagi industry di Indonesia. Selain itu, sebagai tim pendidik, saya berharap mampu mendorong murid saya di masa depan untuk melakukan pertukaran studi ke Taiwan, sehingga mampu menciptakan hubungan kerja sama jangka Panjang antar dua negara.

6.  How do you think studying in Taiwan can benefit you in your future career?

(English)

Taiwan has an outstanding higher education system that provides opportunities for international students to study that also occupied with qualified lectures and environment. Taiwan also well known as a high-technology country, especially in sector Industry that represent by the structure of the industry in Taiwan, which includes a handful of companies at the top along with many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), which account for 85% of industrial output. This solid foundation of education system and industry, absolutely very beneficial to my career as a lecturer in the future. I can adapt the education system of Taiwan to Indonesia and also share experiences interacted with the best industrialist in Taiwan to Indonesian industrialist. Both of those things are very important to enrich my expertise as Industrial Engineer.

(Indonesian)  

Taiwan memiliki sistem pendidikan yang tinggi dan menyediakan kesempatan bagi mahasiswa asing untuk menempuh pendidikan, serta memiliki tenaga pendidik yang berkualitas dan lingkingan yang baik. Taiwan juga dikenal sebagai negara yang memiliki teknologi mutakhir, terutama di sektor industri yang disumbang oleh 85% industry kecil menengah yang dimilikinya. Fondasi dari sistem pendidikan dan insurti yang kuat, mampu memberikan keuntungan bagi karir saya di masa yang akan datang sebagai tim pendidik. Melalui pendidikan di Taiwan, saya mampu mengadaptasikan sistem pendidikan Taiwan di Indonesia dan juga membagikan pengalaman bekerja sama dengan pelaku industry di Taiwan. Kedua hal tersebut sangat penting untuk memperkaya keahlian saya sebagai pelaku di bidang industry.

7.  What do you see as your key achievements during your studies in Taiwan?

(English)

During study in Taiwan I have joined some student activities, for example Toastmaster and International student union. Toastmaster is one of the largest English club all over the world, this is a platform to practice public speaking, improve communication and build leadership skills. In the National Cheng Kung University Toastmaster club, I already successfully delivered 3 times speeches and won as the best evaluator in December 9th, 2018. Besides that, I contributed giving a lecture in 2018 Global Forum “Sweetbitter” held by Office of International affairs, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan. Since that definition of successful is relative, then I bravely said
that the biggest achievement during my study in Taiwan is successfully be in Taiwan and be part of Taiwan by experiencing Taiwan’s wonderful culture.

(Indonesian)  

Selama saya menempuh pendidikan di Taiwan, saya tergabung dalam berbagai aktivitas mahasiswa. Sebagai contoh, Toastmaste dan persatuan pelajar Internasional. Toastmaster adalah salah satu Bahasa Inggris terbesari di dunia. Toastmaster adalah wadah untuk mengasah kemampuan berbicara di depan umu, (public speaking), meningkatkan kemampuan berkomunikasi, dan kepemimpan. Di Universitas Cheng Kung Taiwan saya telah memberikan 3 kali pidato dan berhasil memenangkan penghargaan sebagai Evaluator terbaik pada tanggal 9 Desember 2019. Selain itu, saya berkontribusi dalam memberikan kuliah di acara Global Forum “Sweetbitter” yang diselenggarakan oleh Kantor Urusan Internasional Universitas National Cheng Kung Taiwan. Definisi dari kesuksesan raltive bagi setiap orang, namun bagi saya kesusksesan yang saya capai ketika menempuh pendidikan di Taiwan adalah berada di Taiwan dan memiliki pengalaman tradisi yang menakjubkan dari Taiwan.

8. What advice do you have for other foreign students who may want to come to Taiwan to study?

(English)

For foreign students who may come to Taiwan to study, I strongly suggest that you prepare the language, Mandarin, as possible as you can. Taiwan has rich cultures and traditions that very interesting to be explored. Their scenery also very beautiful and amazing to be enjoyed. Taiwanese also are very kind and warm. Those things could not be missed while you in Taiwan. Then one way to experience the heritage of Taiwan, by be able to communicate and interact with people with their national language, which is Mandarin. So, lets learn Mandarin and feel the warmth of Taiwan ~ the truly Asia.

(Indonesian)  

Bagi mahasiswa asing yang akan datang ke Taiwan untuk menempuh pendidikan. Saya sangat menyarankan untuk mempersiapkan bajwa Mandarin semaksimal mungkin. Taiwan memiliki tradisi dan kebudayaan yang sangat menarik untuk dieskplore. Pemandangan alam yang indah untuk dinikmati. Penduduk Taiwan juga sangat sopan dan ramah. Hal tersebut jangan samapi terlewatkan ketika menempuh pendidikan di Taiwan. Dan salah satu cara untuk menikmati segala keberagaman di Taiwan adalah dengan mampu berkomunikasi dan berinteraksi dengan masyarakat dengan berbicara Bahasa national mereka, yaitu Mandarin.