President Jokowi Meets President of Monash University, Indonesia
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (04/14) received a visit from President of Monash University, Indonesia Andrew MacIntyre at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.
MacIntyre was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Margaret Gardner and Chief Operating Officer of Monash University, Indonesia Tantia Dian Permata Indah.
“We had a very positive meeting with the President. We received very strong encouragements and he spoke very enthusiastically about the progress we have made,” MacIntyre said in his press statement after the meeting.
According to MacIntyre, one of the important points that he underscored during the discussion with the President is the importance of partnership with other Indonesian universities, Indonesian companies, and Indonesian Government institutions at all levels.
“Because our shared goal is to contribute to Indonesia’s success,” he said.
On that occasion, Gardner added that her party is pleased to meet President Jokowi as he has been a big supporter of higher education expansion in Indonesia while expressing appreciation for the support of President Jokowi and the Indonesian Government for Monash University, Indonesia to be the first foreign-owned university in Indonesia.
“We are very grateful for the support of the President and the Indonesian Government for Monash University, Indonesia to be the first foreign-owned university in Indonesia, and we discussed future plans and how we will contribute to Indonesia with him,” she said.
Meanwhile, Tantia stated that during the meeting, President Jokowi expressed hope that Monash will contribute to developing human resources and digital transformation.
“That is one of our main goals as Monash University, Indonesia, to realize the challenge and in line with the challenges faced by the Government,” she remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (DH/MUR)