IPB delegation led by Prof. Anas M Fauzi (Vice Rector Research and Collaboration) and was accompanied by Dr. Edy Hartulistiyoso (Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brussel), Dr. Damayanti Buchori (Department of Plant Protection IPB), Dr. Arif Daryanto (Director, Management and Business Program IPB), Dr. M. Agil (Head, International Collaboration Office IPB) and myself, visited partner universities in Europe. The visits were made successful with the support from Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union. The summary of activities was as follows:
1. University of Goettingen (GAUG), Germany
1.1. Attending DFG Evaluation and JMB Meeting on a new collaborative research initiative CRC 990 “Socio-economics and ecological functions of rainforest transformation systems in Sumatera” on 8-9 September 2011. Education Attaché, Dr. Yul Nazaruddin, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin attended also the meeting. Partner Universities in Indonesia, i.e. University of Jambi and Tadulako University, were also present.
1.2. Meeting on the further development of Siberut Conservation Program (SCP) held at Deutsche Primatzentrum (DPZ) on 14 September 2011.
1.3. Meeting on the further planning of staff exchange/mobility under HEP-DAAD at CeTSAF on 14 September 2011
2. Maastricht School of Management (MSM), The Netherlands
Further Planning on activities of Rountable Indonesia (RTI) and exploring new research initiatives on 11 September 2011 (see news).
3. KU Leuven (KUL), Belgium
Strengthening network on internationalization based on existing mobility program under Erasmus Mundus (EXPERTS1). Foci were put on the fields of biosciences engineering. Visit to this university was also accompanied and led by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union HE Mr. Arif Havas Oegroseno (12 September 2011).
4. University of Liége (ULg), Belgium
Exploring international collaboration in the fields of Agro-Bio Tech; Veterinary Medicine and Management School (13 September 2011).