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Warwick hosts Indonesian scholars’ conference

  • Indonesian Scholars International Convention and the Overseas Indonesian Students’ Association Alliance International Symposium (ISIC-SI) hosted at University of Warwick
  • 1,500 students and researchers took part in networking and collaboration activities to tackle theme “Accelerating Indonesia’s National Potential Towards 2030”
  • Key-note speakers included significant Indonesian government ministers and cultural figures
  • Award-winning pop star TULUS performd number-one hits at his first Indonesian concert ever in the UK.
  • The Indonesian Scholars International Convention and the Overseas1. H.E. Dr. Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the UK and Ireland

Indonesian Students’ Association Alliance International Symposium have this week been hosted this week by the Indonesian Students Association in the United Kingdom (PPI UK) at the University of Warwick.

The combined event – ISIC-SI - provided a medium for Indonesian students to exchange ideas, build a network, and collaborate on personal, academic, and professional level.

1,500 students and researchers - including student leaders from fifty-one countries and five top public universities in Indonesia - had been invited to the event.

Prominent key-note speakers at ISIC-SI includes:

  • 2. Prof. Christine Ennew, Provost, University of WarwickRichard Graham MP (UK Trade Envoy to Indonesia and Chairman of the Indonesia All Party Parliamentary Group)
  • Sudirman Said (Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources)
  • Tri Rismaharini (Mayor of Surabaya City)
  • Yanuar Nugroho (Deputy of the Office of the Presidential Staff)
  • Didiet Maulana (Designer and Founder of IKAT)
  • Andea Hirata (Writer of Rainbow Troops)
  • Budiman Sudjatmiko (Indonesia’s MP)
  • Dian Pelangi (Fashion Designer)
  • Handry Satriago (CEO of GE Indonesia)3. Indonesian students demonstrate traditional Indonesian dance

The gathering was also addressed by the University of Warwick's Provost, Professor Christine Ennew.

Together, they tackled the theme “Accelerating Indonesia’s National Potential Towards 2030”.

Indonesia is currently experiencing a demographic situation where the working population outnumbers the non-working population. This phenomenon is expected to peak at 2030.

This theme was chosen so that the people of Indonesia will be able to have the opportunity to understand what they can do to prepare themselves and their communities towards 2030, ensuring that Indonesia benefits from the demographic bonus.

This year’s ISIC – SI covers a number of pillars to accelerate Indonesia’s national potential, namely research and technology (through academic presentations and working groups), creative economy (through keynote speech, panel discussions, workshops and gala cultural concert – where award-winning Indonesian pop star TULUS performed his number-one hits at his first Indonesian concert ever in the UK.)

28 July 2017

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