New office opens in Jakarta
Monash has recently established an office in Jakarta - the Monash Indonesia Representative Office (MIRO) - through its Global Engagement portfolio.
Late last month, the University received a permit from the Indonesian Government officially recognising this new presence as a Representative Office and signifying our genuine commitment to increased engagement with Indonesia.
MIRO will help us strengthen local partnerships, encourage education and research collaborations, support alumni enrichment and industry and government links with Indonesia. A primary goal of MIRO is to effectively link the Monash community with key partners.
With a population of 250 million people, Indonesia is a significant economic and regional partner for Australia, and for Monash.
Indonesia currently sits as the world’s sixteenth largest economy, and is predicted to overtake Germany and the United Kingdom as the seventh largest economy by 2030.
At the same time, Indonesia is facing important challenges to build its reputation on the world stage and in the ASEAN region, especially in the areas of education and human capital.
Following a recent visit, Professor Abid Khan, DVCGE, said “MIRO is playing an important role in helping us develop deeper understandings of Indonesia’s national priorities, and to identify exciting opportunities in research collaboration and capacity building in industry and government sectors.”
Recently, MIRO conducted the first series of outreach visits in Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta. Dr Max Richter, as the Academic Coordinator and Selvi Tanggara, Chief Representative for MIRO, led the outreach visits to a number of universities in those cities, including Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Universitas Padjajaran (UNPAD) and Universitas Indonesia (UI).
The visits helped identify a number of research collaboration and capacity building opportunities in which Monash could play key roles.
Global Engagement, together with our MIRO staff, have designed key activities to be delivered throughout 2016. The activities are designed to provide valuable insights, visible opportunities and direct engagement with stakeholders in Indonesia and assistance for all faculties and departments.