University of Melbourne strengthens collaborations and partnerships in Indonesia

November 23, 2023

Melbourne Law School held a graduation celebration in Jakarta for its Indonesian alumni. Cooperation agreements were signed with five Indonesian educational institutions to facilitate Indonesian students' enrolment in Master of Law classes at Melbourne Law School. “The University of Melbourne is honoured to have established and nurtured long-standing partnerships in Indonesia, which have allowed us to deepen our presence in the country. Melbourne Law School celebrates Indonesian graduatesMelbourne Law School hosted a celebration in Jakarta for Indonesian alumni who could not attend their graduation ceremony in Melbourne due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Two distinguished Indonesian jurists, Honorary Professors at the University of Melbourne, Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie and Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, participated in the event.

Left-to-right: Dr Jagannath Aryal, Associate Professor, Digital Infrastructure Engineering University of Melbourne; Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global, Culture & Engagement) University of Melbourne; Dr Wisnu S. Soenarso, Director of Research Facilitation of the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP); Professor Vedi Hadiz, Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International (Indonesia) University of Melbourne; Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne; Dr Nurtami, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation of Universitas Indonesia; Prof. Abdul Haris, Vice-Rector for Academic and Students Affairs of Universitas Indonesia; Ms Juniarti D. Lestari, Head of Qualification Affairs Division of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology; Prof. Dr Heri Hermansyah, S.T., M. Eng- Universitas Indonesia Dean of Faculty of Engineering; Dr Munawar Khalil, Director of Research and Development of Universitas Indonesia. Photo Credit: DIKTI's WSFI.

A delegation from the University of Melbourne, led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell, has visited Indonesia to connect and strengthen relationships with key institutional partners, government bodies, and the University's Indonesian alumni.

During the visit, Professor Maskell delivered a plenary speech at the World Scientific Forum of Indonesia Conference (WSFI) in Bali upon the invitation of the Indonesian Ministry of Education. The speech reiterated the University of Melbourne's commitment to global engagement and cooperation through research.

Key activities included:

  • PRIME Engineering- The University of Melbourne, Universitas Indonesia and Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology announced the latest addition to PRIME – a bilateral research partnership that will focus on addressing global challenges through engineering, which will commence in 2024 and will bring together the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology with leading Indonesian institutions.
  • An agreement signed with the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) will support capacity-building activities, academic exchanges, executive education, and research training programs for BRIN employees and researchers. Additionally, it will enable collaboration with BRIN research centres in STEM disciplines.
  • New partnership agreement with Universitas Hasanuddin in East Indonesia to enhance collaborations in coastal and port engineering, indigenous knowledge, and teaching and learning programs, including the University’s Faculty of Arts' Master of Public Policy and Management dual-degree program.
  • Commemorative ceremony of the 20-year partnership between the University’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences and Universitas Indonesia's Faculty of Medicine.
  • Melbourne Law School held a graduation celebration in Jakarta for its Indonesian alumni. Cooperation agreements were signed with five Indonesian educational institutions to facilitate Indonesian students' enrolment in Master of Law classes at Melbourne Law School.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global, Culture and Engagement Professor Michael Wesley, who accompanied the Vice-Chancellor on the trip, noted the delegation's success in forming and furthering relationships with Indonesian partners.

“The University of Melbourne is honoured to have established and nurtured long-standing partnerships in Indonesia, which have allowed us to deepen our presence in the country. These collaborations align with our commitment to global engagement and exemplify our ongoing efforts to learn from and support each other in education and research", Professor Wesley said.

University of Melbourne Medical School 20-year partnership

The University of Melbourne Medical School and Universitas Indonesia's Faculty of Medicine celebrated their 20-year partnership in Jakarta, which has enabled over 470 Indonesian medical students to graduate with a joint Bachelor of Medical Science degree, having undergone research training for a year at the University of Melbourne. Professor Jane Gunn, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences, highlighted that the partnership “had given Universitas Indonesia students access to the wealth of research training opportunities available at the University of Melbourne. The goal is to encourage and inspire future students to become clinician-researchers who generate and use the best clinical evidence to achieve the best patient care outcomes”, she explained.

Melbourne Law School celebrates Indonesian graduates

Melbourne Law School hosted a celebration in Jakarta for Indonesian alumni who could not attend their graduation ceremony in Melbourne due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Two distinguished Indonesian jurists, Honorary Professors at the University of Melbourne, Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie and Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, participated in the event.

Professor Matthew Harding, Dean of Melbourne Law School, signed agreements with Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jentera Law School and Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia to provide more accessible pathways for Indonesian students interested in pursuing Master of Law classes at Melbourne Law School and to foster lasting relationships and collaborative initiatives with Indonesian institutions and stakeholders.

Engaging with Indonesia has been a key focus of the University of Melbourne for three decades, and this delegation marks another important milestone in fostering lasting relationships and collaborative initiatives with universities in the country.

The source of this news is from University of Melbourne

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