Hungarian parliament have visited Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) on Monday (11/1) as part of a series of visits to Indonesia. They were received by Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., after they called on to Governor of the Province of Yogyakarta Special Region, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. In the visit the members of parliament stated the plans by the Hungarian government to establish a cooperation with UGM. “Through this visit we wanted to establish a relationship between the Yogyakarta and Hungarian provinces, also between academics, especially with UGM,” said one member of the parliament, Zsolt Nemeth.
The cooperation, according to Zsolt, can be realised through scholarships or research or student exchange for students of UGM. “We expect that in the near future we could send our students to UGM and vice versa,” he explained. He mentioned that not only do they plan to conduct higher learning education, but also vocational education.
The UGM Rector welcomed the plans. “We were very honoured to be able to receive your visit here, moreover to accept the offer for cooperation. We would like to follow up this proposal for realisation,” she said.
Furthermore, Dwikorita told the history of UGM that has the nationalism spirit as well as the goals to be achieved after after colonialism period. She hoped the future cooperation to be conducted could be useful for advancing the state of Indonesia. “I hope we can share understanding and experiences as well as dreams to make a better world, also to advance our countries,” she said.
“This plan is the first step of the sustainable development in the future. I hope UGM will be pro-active, which includes a visit to Hungary in the future. We look forward to having a follow-up to this cooperation,” Zsolt concluded.