New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia HE. Dr. Trevor Matheson and UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih, SE., MT., Ak., CMA., after the meeting on Monday, January 8. (Photo: Nuri Hermawan)
UNAIR NEWS – As an effort of internationalization, Universitas Airlangga received a visit from the New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia HE. Dr. Trevor Matheson. During the visit on Monday, January 8, the Ambassador of New Zealand was welcomed by Rector of UNAIR Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih, SE., MT., Ak., CMA., with other UNAIR officials.
The Ambassador of New Zealand stated that in addition to the 60-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and New Zealand, the visit was made to know UNAIR’s vision and missions as well as various research and academic climate at UNAIR.
“With this visit, we hope to establish various academic collaboration between UNAIR and various universities in New Zealand,” he explained. “For research, we have excellence in agriculture, renewable energy, and disaster,” he added.
In response to the statement of New Zealand Ambassador, Rector of UNAIR Prof. Nasih explained the vision and missions as well as UNAIR’s strategic plan in the future. In addition, Prof. Nasih showed the position of UNAIR, both at national and international level.
“On national scale, we are in top four. We all continue to pursue excellence together,” said Prof. Nasih.
Besides Prof. Nasih, the Director of Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) UNAIR Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Dra., M.Si., also gave a response regarding the visit of New Zealand Ambassador. For Prof. Nyoman, the offer for collaborative research is very relevant with the condition of UNAIR.
“They offered a collaborative research in the fields of our focus. For example, in the fields of veterinary, fishery, science and pharmacy, and management, ” she said. (*)