May 31, 2018, by Liz Cass
University masterclass at Indonesia’s National Education Day
The University of Nottingham has delivered a masterclass on research impact and knowledge exchange at the Indonesian Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education 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.
Jason Feehily, Director of Knowledge Exchange Asia, along with Professors Patrick Cullen, Stuart Marsh and Dr Bagus Muljadi from the Faculty of Engineering, delivered a series of seminars on research impact, evaluation and knowledge exchange. Over 150 lecturers, researchers and students attended the masterclass in Jakarta.
Professor Ali Ghufron, Director General of Resources at the Ministry, said: “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.”
Both parties agreed that the experiences shared by the experts from the University of Nottingham will help to improve the quality of research in Indonesia and lead to new innovations and partnership development in the country.
University representatives also met with the Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the authority for science and research in Indonesia. They explored opportunities to collaborate with over 1,000 staff in Indonesia’s 47 research centres.
Jason Feehily, Director of Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Business Centre, said: “It was a great pleasure to participate in the National Education Day. This is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Ministry, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and prestigious Indonesian Universities around research, knowledge exchange and training. We shall be developing these relationships with reciprocal visits later in the year.”
Dr Bagus Muljadi, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, who is leading a UK-Indonesian research partnership with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Supreme Energy, said: “This is an example of healthy engagement between Nottingham academics and international governments. Such a collaboration is essential to the provision of informed, evidence-based, and world-class policymaking.”