November 30 2017, by : Scha

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) always brings great thinkers from around the world to Indonesia to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting and topical subjects. This morning, UMY received a distinguished guest from New Zealand, His Excellency Dr.Trevor Matheson; Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Republic of Indonesia

Open ceremony from, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eko Priyo Purnomo M.Res., Ph.D, proudly shared about UMY’s development, and also International Program. He stated “We here in UMY provide regular studies and 6 international Programs studies to all students.  This includes Governmental studies, International Relation, Law and Shariah, Management, Accountancy and Economic and Finance. We (UMY) is a modern movement and our mission is to be reputable university in 2020.”

In addition, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto  also during his speech mentioned that “ I’m so happy and proud there are so many people outside Indonesia coming to UMY, I believed that our University are going globalized. With the presence of our honorable guest today, hopefully will more cooperation and collaboration will come to UMY in the near future.”

During the lecture,  Dr.Trevor Matheson introduced briefly about New Zealand and their history, culture and diversity. He also continued his speech by explain about history of New Zealand and Indonesia bilateral relationship.  “New Zealand enjoys a strong relationship with Indonesia, and as Pacific neighbors with complementary economics, we’re natural partners.  Indonesia is one of the most populous countries in the world and had gone through rapid economic growth since democracy was restored in 1998.  There are many opportunities for New Zealand exporters in Indonesia that are supported by AANZFTA – our free trade agreement with the ASEAN countries.”

“So towards 60 years of bilateral diplomatic relations between New Zealand-Indonesia next year and it is expected to continue to prosper in various ways in terms of economy, education, tourism, agriculture and so on. Hence more cooperation will be implemented for the benefit of both parties in the future,” he closed.

Today occasion was attended by Rector UMY, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P, Executive Director of Cooperation and International Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eko Priyo Purnomo M.Res., Farindira Vesti Rahmasari, MSc., Ph.D, Rijal Ramdani, S.IP., MPA , Dr.Phil.Ridho al Hamdi, M.A , several lectures , staffs and almost 100 students .