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Four Indonesian universities will participate in the international education conference to be held on Apr 17-20 at the Riyadh International Exhibition Centre under the auspices of the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, according to an embassy spokesman. “We hope that the four Indonesian universities’ participation in the international education conference will further improve the bilateral ties binding Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. We also expect stepped-up collaboration in various fields,” Indonesian Embassy First Secretary Irvan Fachrizal was reported as saying.
The four universities include the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta, University of Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta City, Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, and Islamic University of Maulana Malik Ibrahim in Malang. Education and Cultural Attache Muhammad LuthfiZuhdi said the universities mentioned are among the best and oldest institutions of learning in Indonesia. “They will showcase the excellent education dished out by the different Indonesian institutions of learning to students,” he said. The diplomat noted that UI, which is one of the oldest state-run universities with more than 160 years of experience in education, ranked 236th in the survey of the world’s best universities based on QS World University Ranking in 2010.