The Indonesian Ambassador launched the establishment of a network for the alumni of Indonesian higher educational institutions in Rawalpindi on November 07, 2022.
Ambassador Tugio shared his pleasure that more than 60 Pakistani students have been selected for the Indonesian Scholarship this year. He noted a positive trajectory in the last few years where many students from Pakistan are pursuing their higher education in Indonesia.
Citing the QS World University Rankings 2022 in which five Indonesian universities are listed among the top 500 in the world, he is convinced that this figure will increase as more Pakistani students become aware of the high-quality educational opportunities offered by universities in Indonesia.
Ambassador Tugio said Indonesia and Pakistan are blessed with rich cultural heritage and traditions carrying interesting and attractive similarities. Both countries cherish various traditions and share many similarities from nature to culture and from preserving (Islamic) tradition being two of the most populous Muslim countries of the world, embracing modernity. The envoy, therefore, encouraged the graduates of Indonesian educational institutions to serve as ‘cultural ambassadors of Indonesia’ because of their profound understanding of Indonesia.
Ambassador expressed his personal delight at the expansion of educational linkages between Indonesia and Pakistan, which he said was part of a much wider and deeper engagement between the two brotherly nations in recent times. The scholarship is a merit-based, internationally-competitive program that provides opportunities for study, research, and development in Indonesia.
Alumni who got the chance to study in Indonesia through various scholarship programs attended the ceremony. Alumni of all ages and from all subject areas and specialties came together for a vibrant afternoon of interaction on the Indonesia-Pakistan Alumni Network’s platform