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Indonesia HUAPs help Indonesia Alumni Association Get-together (March 8-9th, 2019)

“The Indonesia Alumni Association Meeting of Hokkaido University 2019”was held successfully in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia on March 8th and 9th, 2019. On behalf of the President of the University of Palangka Raya (UPR), UPR Vice President and HU alumnus Prof. Dr. Sulmin Gumiri warmly welcome all attendees and expressed his hope that collaborations between HU and UPR would continue to be improved and developed.

The 1st day of the meeting was attended by more than 150 (UPR)students from various study programs and academic levels and nearly 50Indonesian HU alumni. Presentations related to HU for Indonesian students and alumni were delivered by Prof. So Kawanobe (HU), Prof. Dr. Hanny Wijaya (HU Ambassador, IPB), and Dr. Maria Stefanie (HU Assistant Professor),with Dr. Hendrik Segah (HU Partner, UPR) acting as moderator.

HU Ambassador Prof. Christofora Hanny Wijaya and Prof. So Kawanobe (Institute for International Collaborations, HU) showing the original Polo shirt for the member of Indonesian Alumni Association

On the 2nd day, HU alumni were invited to visit some interesting landmarks around Palangka Raya, including an excursion along the Sebangau River by boat to see a unique black water ecosystem originating from the soil. In this area there are around 50,000hectares of UPR peatland laboratories that have been developed and established in collaboration with HU since 1993.