An inaugural symposium of NAIST Indonesia office was held on August 22, 2016, in IPB International Convention Center, Bogor, Indonesia. The event was a follow-up of the recent opening NAIST Indonesia office in Bogor. NAIST Indonesia Office is the first education collaborative office established overseas. The symposium was attended by academics, researchers, students as well as public from various backgrounds.

The symposium began with NAIST President Prof. Naotake Ogasawara giving an opening remark on the history between NAIST and Indonesia. In the occasion, some NAIST delegates came along with President Ogasawara including Vice President Mikio Kataoka, Prof. Masashi Kawaichi, Prof. Inoue, Prof. Hiroshi Takagi, and Prof. Kiyomi Kakiuchi. Following President Ogasawara Remark, Rector of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto, and former Rector of IPB Dr. Ahmad Ansori Mattjik consecutively gave their speeches. The symposium also presented Dr. Ira Nurhayati Djarot, Director of Research System and Development of Science and Technology, Ministry of Ristekdikti; and Mr. Keiichii Yamaguchi representative of Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.

NAIST alumni from universities in Indonesia, including the late Dr. Utut Widyastuti Suharsono (IPB), Dr. Arry Yanuar (Universitas Indonesia), Dr. Yekti Purwestri (Universitas Gadjah Mada), and Dr. Retno Supriyanti (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman) each presented the of their universities profiles in the symposium. At the end of symposium, more NAIST alumni who attent the event, including Prof. Eddy Meiyanto (Chairman of Indonesian Alumni Association, INAA), Dr. Berry Juliandi (Vice Chairman of INAA), Dr. Ade Arsianti (UI) Dr. Farit Afendi (IPB), Dr. Ika Mayasari (IPB), Dr. Indah Wijayanti (IPB), Dr. Rika Astuti (IPB), together with Prof. Sony Suharsono (Advisory board of INAA) joined the photo session. Click here* for more about NAIST Indonesia office inaugural symposium.

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