Valuable Indonesian education partnership signed

Published Oct 14, 2019

Viclink's Jeff Howe, General Manager International Development, has been instrumental in formalising a valuable relationship between Victoria University of Wellington and Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) in Indonesia.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities was signed to formalise their collaboration on the development of a Centre of Excellence in Teaching for the Future. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford (pictured, right) says, “This Centre will strengthen professional development in the education sector, and potentially other sectors.”

His counterpart from UNJ, the Rector, Professor Intan Ahmad Musmeinan (pictured, left), was welcomed to the University to sign the memorandum at an event last month. Both universities are known for the quality of their education faculties, with UNJ beginning life over 50 years ago as a teacher training college, and the 125-year-old Wellington College of Education becoming part of the University around 15 years ago. 

Professor Guilford says, “This MoU will lay the groundwork for a range of initiatives, including executive education, teacher training, academic exchange and research.”