On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (FIB UB) held a socialization as well as the inauguration of FCS UB as an Internet-based HSK Test Center which was held at 08.00 – 12.00 WIB, at UB TV Studio, Universitas Brawijaya Rectorate Building, 2nd Floor. Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) itself is a standardization test of the People’s Republic of China in language proficiency for foreign students, immigrants from outside China, and members of ethnic minority groups in China. The HSK exam participants will get a certificate that is valid in China and business units in various countries that use Mandarin as a medium of communication. The HSK certificate is also indispensable for prospective students who wish to continue their studies in China. Applicants for Chinese-language courses in China, need to achieve HSK between levels 3 to 8. To be accepted to work in China, one needs to at least achieve HSK level 5.

Indonesia itself is one of more than 120 countries that have participated as HSK organizers since 2005. This is what encourages Universitas Brawijaya to establish cooperation with BKPBM (Mandarin Language Education Coordination Agency) Jakarta. Especially considering the importance of HSK certificates in the world of education and work, as well as the increasing public interest in Mandarin. This collaboration, at that moment, was inaugurated in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UB and BKPBM.
Besides being attended by UB’s Vice Chancellor for Planning and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Ir. Moch Sasmito Djati, M. S. and the Chairman of the Jakarta Mandarin Language Education Coordinating Board (BKPBM) Arifin Zain, this event was also attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA. and the students –especially the students of Chinese literature FCS UB–. Through this collaboration, Universitas Brawijaya, especially FCS UB as HSK Internet Based Test Center hopes that it will be able to serve the wider community and contribute more in the field of education.

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