Kumamoto University group led by President Shinji Harada attends Kumamoto Day in Indonesia 2015 event and visits two Indonesian universities
A Kumamoto University group led by President Shinji Harada visited Indonesia from June 1 to 3 with about 70 other members of Kumamoto Prefecture’s business mission headed by Governor Ikuo Kabashima.
On June 1, the mission attended a Kumamoto Day in Indonesia 2015 event held in response to calls from the Kumamoto Indonesia Friendship Association and Ms. Yoko Suliawan, a resident of Indonesia from Kumamoto Prefecture. On that day and the next day, the mission held meetings with representatives from the academic, business and government sectors in Jakarta and Bali. These meetings were also attended by Dr. Titon Dutono, Chair of Kumamoto University’s Alumni Association in Indonesia as well as many other Indonesian and Japanese alumni living in the country. They shared memories of their campus days and expressed their hope for what Kumamoto University can do for Indonesian students wishing to study at the university in the future.
In addition to attending the events, on June 1 the group led by President Harada visited the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, the oldest national university in Indonesia. Founded in 1849, University of Indonesia has 13 faculties and has sent competent human resources into the worlds of politics and business. President Harada and Rector Muhammad Anis, University of Indonesia agreed to prepare for conclusion of an academic exchange agreement.
On June 3, the group visited Udayana University in Bali. With 13 faculties, the university accepts many students from around the world. The Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Science and Technology of Kumamoto University has interacted closely with Udayana University. During this visit, both universities agreed to begin procedures to conclude an academic exchange agreement.