To improve academic competence and fulfill the demands of duty as lecturer of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, lecturers of Department of Language Studies, Indonesian Language Education (PBI), English Education, Pancasila and Citizenship Education (PPKn), Geography Education, Biology Education, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Geography conducted paper presentations at an international seminar (ICDETAH 2017) in Permai Hotel, Kuala Terengganu on 19-22 March 2017. The group consisted of lecturers and leaders (including Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si). In addition to the presentation of the paper, on that occasion, a plan to establish cooperation between Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta and Universitas Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) was discussed. From UMS, the delegation in that discussion were Rector of UMS, Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si., Dr. M. Thoyibi, Prof. Dr. Ali IMron, Prof. Dr. Bambang Sumarjoko, and Prof. Dr. Markhamah. While from UPSI, some officials were present, among them are Rector and other high rank officials. In the discussion, it was agreed that follow-up cooperation will be done by creating a link between a larger foundation, at the level of Muhammadiyah Central Executive.