TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir, stated the Indonesia Government is keen to intensify cooperation in research, technology and higher education with China.
"For many years, we have had cooperation with China. Now, we want to step up this cooperation in the fields of research, technology and higher education," the minister said while seeing off 45 Indonesian university students going to the East Asian country in an exchange program on Friday, June 14.
The ministry supervises seven million university students in Indonesia, he said, adding that his office is interested in how these students could collaborate with China.
Minister Nasir went on to say that among many subjects, Indonesian students could learn about human resources development and employee performance from China.
The 45 Indonesian students will visit China from June 15 to 21, 2019, under the student exchange program between the two countries.
They are expected to be exposed to Chinese culture, technology and nature attractions during their stay.
The ministry has been seeking to improve the quality of Indonesian human resources by promoting student exchange programs with other countries, he noted.