New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

New Zealand Government and Gadjah Mada University sign partnership arrangement

NZ Education Minister, NZ Ambassador, and UGM Rector at the signing ceremony

“The new partnership arrangement is an innovative instrument that will enable New Zealand government agencies to increase their cooperation with one of Indonesia’s premier universities,” New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia HE David Taylor said on 15 July in Yogyakarta after signing a partnership arrangement with the Rector of Gadjah Mada University Prof Ir Sudjarwadi, in the presence of New Zealand Minister of Education Hon Anne Tolley.

“Over the next three years the New Zealand Government plans to contribute some NZ$2 million to specific projects. These activities include a project on disaster risk management that will be implemented in collaboration with the New Zealand Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences, a series of training and workshops on community policing, and funding for UGM to manage additional projects.”

“New Zealand and UGM already have a strong relationship built on previous cooperation activities, including on geothermal energy, disaster preparedness and relief, policing and conflict, human rights dialogue and interfaith relations. The New Zealand Government looks forward to taking that relationship forward under the new partnership arrangement.”

Hon Anne Tolley visited Yogyakarta on 15 July prior to attending the East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting in Bali from 17 to 18 July. She also visited Jakarta on 14 July where she met with the Indonesian Minister of National Education Prof Dr Mohammad Nuh and they signed an Arrangement on Education Cooperation between the Government of New Zealand and the Republic of Indonesia.


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