IIAS and Airlangga University Seek New Opportunities for Collaboration
On 13 April 2023, International Institute for Asian Studies hosted a delegation from the Airlangga University to discuss opportunities for further collaboration and knowledge exchange between the two institutions.
The delegation included Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih (Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Community Development), Dr. Muhamad Nafik Hadi Ryandono (Head of Startup and Incubation Business Development Agency), Dr. Andi Hamim Zaidan (Head of Institute of Natural Sciences and Engineering), Daruti Dinda Nindarwi (Coordinator of Technology Transfer and BPBRIN Grants Utilisation, Institute of Natural Sciences and Engineering), and Thifa (Staff for International Partnership and Consortium, Airlangga Global Engagement).
During the visit, the delegation signed an MOU with IIAS and also visited the Leiden University Medical Center and Leiden BioScience Park.
The visit followed IIAS director, Philippe Peycam's trip to Indonesia in February 2023, during which he participated in several meetings with Airlangga University, including discussions on Envisioning Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean studies.
Later on, in March 2023, a number of IIAS colleagues traveled to Indonesia to explore the potential of holding ICAS 13 in Surabaya, and to discuss further collaboration opportunities between Airlangga University and the International Institute for Asian Studies.