New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
New Zealand and Indonesia to increase education cooperation
On 14 July in Jakarta, New Zealand Minister of Education Hon Anne Tolley signed an Arrangement on Education Cooperation with Indonesia’s Minister of National Education Prof Dr Mohammad Nuh.
“This Arrangement demonstrates the deep commitment of both countries to work together on education projects of mutual interest. Under the Arrangement, officials from both countries will meet regularly to progress specific cooperation projects,” Mrs Tolley said.
As one of the first activities under the new Cooperation Arrangement, New Zealand and Indonesia hope to develop a mechanism whereby for each scholarship funded by the New Zealand Government, the Government of Indonesia would also fund one scholarship for an Indonesian student to study in New Zealand.
“Indonesia is an important partner for New Zealand in the education field. There are already many cooperation activities taking place directly between educational institutions in both countries.”
“Only 497 Indonesian students studied in New Zealand in 2010. There is a tremendous opportunity for New Zealand to welcome more Indonesian students.”
Earlier this year the New Zealand Government increased to 50 its annual scholarships available for Indonesian students to undertake postgraduate studies in New Zealand.
Hon Anne Tolley visited Jakarta on 14 July prior to attending the East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting in Bali from 17 to 18 July.
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