Participation in the 4th Japan-Indonesia Rectors’ Conference

 The fourth Japan-Indonesia Rectors’ Conference was held for three days from Monday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 26, 2017 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The Japan-Indonesia Rectors’ Conference has been held since 2012 to strengthen the relationship between universities in Indonesia and Japan. The first conference was held at Nagoya University in 2012, the second one was at Universitas Gadjah Mada (Gadjah Mada University) in 2014 and the third conference was at Hokkaido University in 2015.

 In this fourth conference, our partner university, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, was the host and more than130 presidents, vice presidents and other officials attended from 23 Japanese universities and 55 Indonesian universities. From Kumamoto University, Vice President Takashima attended the conference.

 On Tuesday, October 24, Maria Anityasari, the head of the International Office of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, spoke about the situation of education, research and industry in Indonesia and Japan as well as the purpose of this conference. After that, participants were divided into three groups: Group A for educational exchange, Group B for research cooperation and Group C for university-industry collaboration, with the groups discussing case studies of the efforts and future plans presented by each university.

 On Wednesday, October 25, keynote speeches were given to introduce initiatives of globalization and the current situation in Indonesian and Japanese universities. Then, further group discussions were held in light of the discussions on the previous day.

 On Thursday, October 26, a declaration was made based on the results of the group discussions during the two-day period and the conference was closed.

 We hope that the conference helps to further develop relations between Indonesia and Japan. The fifth Japan-Indonesia Rectors’ Conference is expected to be held at Hiroshima University in 2019.


Commemorative photo


Group discussion


Official reading the declaration aloud


Chairpersons of each group, commemorative photo