Visit by Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, to the Singapore campus of James Cook University
James Cook University welcomed His Excellency Mr Suryo Pratomo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore, to the Singapore campus.
His Excellency Mr Suryo Pratomo – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore – visited the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) with his delegates on 16 April 2021 to learn more about the University and explore potential areas of collaboration.
In a campus tour, Ambassador Pratomo had the opportunity to discover the various facilities at the Singapore campus of JCU – including the Psychology Clinic, Financial Lab, Aquaculture Research and Teaching Facility and Games Museum. The tour offered insights into JCU’s teaching and research capabilities, such as the services offered to students and the public to maintain mental and emotional health at the Psychology Clinic, and the state-of-the-art equipment that help promote critical research at the Aquaculture Research and Teaching Facility.
Ambassador Pratomo also had the opportunity to meet with Indonesian students from JCU, who shared stories about their JCU experience – including what it was like studying at the University, particularly during the pandemic.
Ambassador Pratomo said, “Having heard the learning opportunities Indonesian students receive at James Cook University in Singapore, I am proud of the Indonesian students’ achievements in JCU, Singapore.”
Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, said, “It was an honour to welcome Ambassador Pratomo to the Singapore campus of JCU. I am excited to strengthen our relationship with Indonesia, and to pursue the opportunities for collaboration in order to further our efforts in delivering high-quality education and cutting-edge research in the region.”
Mr Andrew Chew, Chief Commercial Officer at JCU in Singapore, added, “Indonesia represents an important market for James Cook University. There has been a threefold increase in the number of students from Indonesia joining our first major intake this year and I look forward to further growth this year and beyond.”
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