Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Strategic Issues on Economics, Business and, Education (ICoSIEBE 2021)

- Deans, Directors of Graduate School, Research and Community Service Institute and Quality Assurance Institute of Universitas Negeri Medan.
- Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Tadulako, Palu , Indonesia.
- Guest speakers of ICoSIEBE 2021:

1) Mr. Assoc. Prof. Ian Hardy from The University of Queensland, (Australia)
2) Mrs. Prof. Dr. Frances F. Lin from National Taipei University of Technology - NTUT, Taipei, (Taiwan).
3) Mr. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chee Kwong Lau from University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. (England).
4) Mrs. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Datin Rusnah Muhammad from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia).

- Distinguish presenters and participants
- Organising Committee of the the 2nd ICoSIEBE two thousand and twenty one.

On behalf of Universitas Negeri Medan or Medan State University I would like to welcome all delegates and participants to the 2nd Virtual International Conference of Strategic Issues on Economics, Business, and Education (ICoSIEBE) two-thousand and twenty one. As a growing university (currently our ranking is 47 based on the National Research Performance in 2020 in the national level) we are looking forward to collaborate with other institutions in different countries in various fields and scheme of works. We honour the presence the guest speakers who will not only provide academic discourse but also to be the strategic partners for UNIMED in facing dynamics of the global circumstances that are affecting all aspects of human-life including the way we manage the academic business.

Covid-19 Pandemic has uncovered different perspectives that highlighting the needs for inequalities in global education and inter-disciplinary research that are cross-boundaries. Hopefully, with this strategic alliance it will strengthening the mutual relationship between us, as well as between Indonesia and partner-countries of guest speakers’ origin in a broader context.

For all guest speakers, thank you very much for your kind support and we are looking forward to have further real and prospective cooperation soon. For all presenters, have a nice academic discourse and congratulations for your excellent efforts in presenting valuable insights to update the body of knowledge and practice in relevant fields. Lastly, to all organising committees, thank you and congratulation on your hard work organising this event.

Billahi Taufiq wal hidayah, Assalammualaikum

Dr. Syamsul Gultom
Rector/Vice Chancellor of Universitas Negeri Medan