Memorandum on Cooperation with Bogor Agricultural University from Indonesia
by Kamila Moravcikova
On 29th June 2018, Slovak University of Agriculture welcomed distinguished delegation from Indonesia. The main aim of the visit was signing the Memorandum on Cooperation between our university and prestigious Indonesian university – Bogor Agricultural University. The Memorandum was signed by rector of Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra, Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD., and rector of Bogor Agricultural University, Dr. Arif Satria. SUA in Nitra rector also welcomed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Slovakia, Ms. Adiyatwidi Adiwoso and counsellor Ms. Lely Meliani. Our university was represented by prof. RNDr. Zdenka Gálová, CSc. (Vice-Rector for Education and ECTS), prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horská (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management), assoc. prof. Peter Ondrišík, PhD. (Dean of the Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources), prof. Adriana Kolesárová (Vice-dean of Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences) and Mgr. Vladislav Valach (Head of the International Relations Office).
Rector, prof. Peter Bielik, introduced to the distinguished guests the existing contacts and cooperation with Indonesia and its universities, and expressed our university interest to cooperate with Bogor Agricultural University. Mgr. Vladislav Valach, head of International Relations Office briefly described the organization, structure and activities of our university.
Indonesian rector, Dr. Satria also introduced the profile of their university that is located in Bogor, Java, approximately 60km from Indonesia capital – Jakarta. The university was established on 1963 and according to the world ranking agency, it belongs to the top 100 universities around the world. Currently, the university provides education for more than 29 thousands students and is divided into eight faculties of different focus. There are 24 research centers dedicated to research in the most diverse areas of tropical agriculture, biodiversity in that part of the world, or of food and energetics. The results of the research are later applied to practice which is supported by wide range of activities linked to the country´s economy. Bogor Agricultural University has a wide range of international cooperation in education and research with university and research centers in Europe as well as in Australia, Japan and other Asian countries. University´ activities involves also organization of summer school and specialized courses.
Mutual discussion about the possibilities of cooperation between our universities was enriched by the attendance of Ing. Rudolf Zajac, whose company OSIVO cooperates with Indonesia in the field of breeding new cereal varieties. At the end of the meeting, the Indonesian guests visited the AgroBioTech Research Center.