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Indonesian Ambassador visit

2Warwick welcomed the Republic of Indonesia’s Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Mr. Teuku Mohammad Hamzah Thayeb, and his colleague Mr. Dino Kusnadi on 12 December to meet with senior managers, find out about Warwick’s growing links with Indonesia and discuss the landscape for higher education in Indonesia following the recent presidential elections.

His Excellency Mr. Thayeb and Minister Counsellor Mr. Dino Kusnadi were hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, WMG Chairman Professor Lord Bhattacharyya and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Palmowski and met with research staff from the departments of Politics and International Studies and the School of Engineering and student representatives from Warwick’s Indonesian Society during their visit.

Warwick welcomed it’s largest-ever intake of Indonesian students in October and is supporting the growth of research and capacity-building activity with the country through the International Partnership Fund and by offering, together with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, two joint Chevening scholarships for Indonesian students, providing fee waivers, travel costs and stipends for two Indonesian nationals to follow one-year Masters courses at Warwick from 2015-16.

Warwick is developing collaborations with Indonesia’s largest research organization, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), particularly in the area of electric vehicle technology led by WMG and joint research is also being developed with Indonesian researchers, government and financial bodies in the areas of civil infrastructure health monitoring and Islamic Finance. For more information about Warwick’s links with Indonesia, please contact Victoria Strudwick in the International Office.