Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, Djauhari Oratmangun, Tuesday (28/2), visited UGM in order to discuss cooperation opportunities between UGM and universities in Russia. According to Djauhari, up to recently, UGM has cooperated with the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Nevertheless, more cooperations with other universities in Russia are expected.
"This is partly because the number of Indonesian students who study in Russia is still a few," Djauhari said.
He considered so far a few fields of study that can be learned in Russia, namely the study of transport, building construction, energy, and mining. Djauhari added he expressed his plan for an Ambassadorial Lecture at UGM given by Russian Ambassador to Indonesia. In a public lecture at UGM, Djauhari gave an overview of the potential of Indonesia-Russia cooperation.
"The potential of Indonesia - Russia cooperation is very large, it is proven from the increasing number of Indonesian tourists by 500% over the last five years and the growing creative industry, such as guitars made in Indonesia that dominate Russian music market," he explained.
Djauhari also added that currently the establishment of sister city between Yogyakarta and St. Petersburg is being planned.
At the end of the meeting, Djauhari confirmed that the study opportunities in Russia can still continue to be explored given the cost of education is much cheaper than other countries in Europe.