Prof. Masashi Kawaichi, a NAIST professor emeritus as well as the head of The Division for Educational Development visited Indonesia in July 7-13, 2019. During this visit, he engaged in several activities including inspection of NAIST Indonesia office, discussion with alumni, open consultation for student candidates, visit to a Japanese company, promotion of NAIST in a university, and visit to LIPI.

In the first day, Prof. Kawaichi had a talk with alumni concerning student recruitment and enhancement of collaboration between NAIST and partner universities in Indonesia. He then opened consultation for student candidates before discussing management of the NAIST Indonesia office with the current officer.

In the second day, Prof. Kawaichi visited Bekasi Fajar Industrial Estate (BeFa), a Japanese company responsible for developing the Bekasi Industrial park, to initiate discussion on a collaborative project of developing a higher educational facility in Bekasi. After the visit, he took a flight to Bandar Lampung to visit Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA).

During his first visit in ITERA on July 9 and 10, Prof. Kawaichi gave a talk at the stadium general attended by hundreds of faculty members and students. Prof. Kawaichi shared stories about his research and educational activities in NAIST with all attendees.

In July 11, Prof. Kawaichi concluded his activities in Bogor by visiting NAIST alumni at LIPI before moving to Yogyakarta to meet other alumni and inspect the NAIST-UGM office.

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