May 24, 2018, by Jason Feehily
Collaboration in Indonesia
I was delighted to participate in a research impact and knowledge exchange day in Jakarta with the Indonesian Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) on their National Education Day. Nottingham was the only foreign university invited to share their expertise on improving research impact as well as collaboration between universities, research institutions and industry. Along with Professors Patrick Cullen, Stuart Marsh and Dr Bagus Muljadi from the Faculty of Engineering, we delivered a series of seminars on research impact, evaluation and knowledge exchange. Over 150 lecturers, researchers and students attended the masterclass in Jakarta.
We were made really welcome and Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti, Director General of Resources at the Ministry kindly commented “I would like to extend our gratitude to the University of Nottingham for their kind support. The event was a success and we hope we can extend it into further collaboration”. We agreed that the experiences shared by the experts from Nottingham University will not only help improve the quality of research in Indonesia but lead to new innovations and partnership development in the country.
We also met with representatives of the Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the authority for science and research in Indonesia. We explored opportunities to collaborate with over 1,000 staff in Indonesia’s 47 research centres. This was particularly pleasing, as we had hosted a Continuing Professional Development group from LIPI at Nottingham in November 2017. It was good to meet up with old friends. We are hoping to host Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti in the UK in July to carry on our discussions.
It was a great visit which we all found highly interesting and informative. We made some great friends and contacts and we are looking forward to developing this partnership.
Director Knowledge Exchange Asia