Abdulharis.ac.id, Belfast – The Network for Indonesia Japan Universities (NIJU) has expanded its activities since 2018, when Indonesian lecturers participated in the Tohoku University on TUIIS. This network will continue to offer more opportunities in the future.
The co-chairs of NIJU, Ismail Suardi Wekke Chairperson at the Abdul Haris College of Administrative Science in Makassar, South Sulawesi. He has been involved in various academic and professional roles, such as scientific committee of TUIIS, and AYF.
“This opportunity to extend the cooperation and the network to impelement international cooperation,” said Ismail Suardi Wekke in Belfast, United Kingdom, Thursday, 18 May 2023.
Another co-chair of NIJU is Peter John Wanner, the founder and director of Balsamo Outreach for Learning and Teaching (BOLT), a non-profit organization that provides teacher training seminars or workshops based on a model of content-based instruction using English.
He is also the organizer of the annual Tohoku University International Interdisciplinary Seminar (TUIIS), which invites researchers and students from various disciplines and countries to present and discuss their work on topics related to sustainability, education, culture, and society.
The network plays an important role in bridging Indonesia and Japan partnership in various fields, such as trade, investment, education, culture, and development. The network supports the implementation of the Indonesia-Japan Higher Education Partnership, which is a people to people contact that aims to enhance cooperation and integration between the two countries.
The network also promotes mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Indonesia and Japan through academic exchange and cultural interaction. The network contributes to the advancement of knowledge and innovation in both countries by facilitating joint research and publication on issues of common interest.
In addition, the network also supports the achievement of sustainable development goals in both countries and the region by addressing the challenges and opportunities related to environmental, and social aspects.
Indonesia and Japan have shared 60 years of diplomatic ties, which have flourished into one of Asia’s most robust diplomatic relationships. Both countries are democratic nations that support market economy and share common interests in regional stability and prosperity, and have developed a strong bond based on mutual respect and trust.
Both countries have also provided assistance to each other in times of natural disasters or humanitarian crises. Indonesia and Japan are strategic partners that share a vision for a peaceful and prosperous future for both nations and the region.