Implementation of Educational Partnerships For Undergraduate Students at Yogyakarta State University
This study aims to describe and examine more in the implementation of educational partnerships for undergraduate students at Yogyakarta State University (YSU), which is more focused on educational partnerships abroad. This study used descriptive qualitative approach. The results showed that the implementation of educational partnerships abroad for undergraduate students at YSU meet six of the nine indicators of the success strategic partnerships. Six indicators are long-term, strategic, mutual trust, sustainable competitive advantage, mutual benefit for all the partners, and the separate and positive impact. Indicators that have not been achieved is cooperative development, successful and world class/best practice. These results were obtained by the discussion of four formulation of the problem, namely: 1) Implementation and development of educational partnerships abroad has been running good enough, but not maximized. 2) Benefits of the implementation of educational partnerships abroad is providing learning experiences for students, institutions of experience in comparison to each faculty and improving the network of educational partnerships for YSU toward world class university. 3) The sustainability of educational partnerships abroad is pursuing a strategy of development through improved management of the partnership. 4) Supporting factors of educational partnerships abroad is the support of YSU, partners and society. Inhibiting factors of educational partnerships abroad is not running optimally management.
Keywordsó Education, Partnerships, YSU.