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First student graduates from Joint Master Degree Programme

In 2016, Curtin hosted Suci Puspita Ratih, inaugural student in the Joint Master Degree Programme between the School of Public Health at Curtin University and Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat (Faculty of Public Health) at Universitas Indonesia.


Celia Cornwall, Dean, International, Suci Puspita Ratih and Professor Rachel Huxley, previous Head, School of Public Health.
Celia Cornwall, Dean, International, Suci Puspita Ratih and Professor Rachel Huxley, previous Head of School, School of Public Health.

At the end of the year, Suci met with Gemma Crawford and Dr Jonathan Hallett, Course Coordinators, Master of Public Health,  Professor Rachel Huxley, Head, School of Public Health, Dr Ann Firth, Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Public Health, and Celia Cornwall, Dean, International, Faculty of Health Sciences, to discuss Suci’s time in Australia and plans for her research in Indonesia.

The following is a quote from Suci about her time in Perth.

It is an honour for me to be the first student of the Joint Master Degree Programme. I undertook the Master of Public Health because public health issues widely contribute to the main problems in Indonesia.  

Studying at Curtin University gave me a fantastic experience from both an academic and non-academic perspective, which was more than I expected. I am totally amazed with how all the staff and students maintain their professional work.

Suci Puspita Ratih, inaugural student in the Joint Master Degree Programme.
Suci Puspita Ratih, inaugural student in the Joint Master Degree Programme.

During my study at Curtin University, I found that the university always gives its best through modern, sophisticated, and integrated facilities to support all students to achieve their goals. The learning system at Curtin University is an outstanding and astonishing role model for education in this new era.

I really hope that all of what I have learnt in the university can be adapted in my home country, particularly to support improvements in the education system and health outcomes in the archipelago.”

Suci Puspita Ratih, Joint MPH student