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Bolstering collaboration in education, Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia visits UNJ

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State University of Jakarta (UNJ) received an honorary visit from Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Dr. Thomas Loidl on Monday (12/2).The honorary visit was to explore cooperation especially in education and was attended by  Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Dr. Thomas Loidl,  UNJ Rector Prof. Komarudin, Austrian Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Philipp Rossl, Secretary of Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia Alicia Simanungkalit, and some other representatives of State University of Jakarta (UNJ).

UNJ Rector Prof. Komarudin wished to expand cooperation with Austria especially in education and teacher development, because the business core of UNJ is teacher education. Besides, UNJ also wanted to learn about vocational education in Austria, in hope to create skilled vocational graduates. UNJ would also be a State University with Legal Entity (PTNBH), so the cooperation could be easier and wider, especially considering UNJ has a wide undeveloped land asset in Cikarang. The cooperation with Austria was expected to also build facilities.


Meanwhile, Arpani and Uryadi from German Language Program of UNJ's Language and Literature Faculty talked about cooperation in education, such as the possibility of UNJ lecturers to sutdy in Austria with Austrian government's scholarship. Besides, the cooperation in developing the internationally licensed ÖSD German Language Test Center.Ambassador Thomas Loidl said they were very open to carry out the cooperation and collaboration with UNJ. As emphasized by the UNJ rector, namely cooperation in education, Austria and Indonesia have been carrying out education and training programs. He then thanked for the cooperation opportunity and wished the program could run well between the Austrian Ambassador and UNJ.

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