The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony between Universitas Kristen Indonesia (UKI) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) India was held virtually through Zoom on Monday, February 15, 2021.
The agreement was signed by the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar and Rector of Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Dr. Dhaniswara K. Harjono, S.H, M.H, MBA. This Mou shall remain in force for period of three years.
The MoU Signing Ceremony was attended virtually by the Director of International Collaboration, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Sharad Soni, Dr. Gautam Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, School of Language Literature and Culture Studies and Dr. Sneha, Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Vice Rector for Human Resources and Cooperation Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Dr.rer.pol Ied Veda Sitepu delivered a speech to welcome the new cooperation between UKI and JNU. Vice Rector for Academics, Dr. Wilson Rajagukguk, Director of International Office Dr. Lisa Kailola, Deans and Head of Bureaus of Universitas Kristen Indonesia also attended this occasion.
Cooperation between UKI and JNU will be carried out through activities such as exchange of students, joint research, joint cultural programs, and etc.
As the first activity of cooperation, on the same day, International Office Universitas Kristen Indonesia organized the International webinar “India-Indonesia Bilateral Ties: Common Challenges and Prospects”. The moderator for this international webinar was Ms. Susanne A.H. Sitohang, S.S., M.A, Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Language, Universitas Kristen Indonesia.
The history of bilateral ties between Indonesia and India, the promotion of India-Indonesia maritime cooperation, and international collaboration between India and Indonesia universities became the highlights of the discussion.
There were 239 participants from Indonesia, India, and the Philippines in the webinar.
Dr. Gautam Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, School of Language Literature and Culture Studies (JNU) stated that Indonesia and India have many similarities, especially in culture. In the maritime cooperation scope, Angel Damayanti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Science (UKI), and Dr. Sneha, Assistant Professor, School of International Studies (JNU) explained that there are several possibilities for cooperation between India and Indonesia because these two countries have significant powers in each of the regions. As India in South Asia, and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. The expectation of bilateral cooperation must be prepared with the possibility of challenges that will occur. Dr. Lisa Kailola (Director of International Office UKI) explained that the internationalization in Higher Education embedded international characteristics for broad-minded, fluent in international languages, and tolerant students.
We hope to continue our bilateral cooperation in the future with Jawaharlal Nehru University.