Enhancing Indonesian – Dutch research with a Memorandum of Understanding

15 May 2019

Today, the Indonesian Directorate of Research and Community Service (DRCS) and NWO signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow them to enforce the significant Indonesian – Dutch research collaboration for their mutual benefit.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) encompasses the intention to publish a yearly joint call for proposals in the coming four years. Each year a specific theme will be developed under the overall theme ‘Resilient Societies’. The 2019 call will be aimed at research proposals that focus on ‘Renewable Energy’. The forthcoming projects from the MoU will all have a duration of three years.

On behalf and for the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DRCS) of the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (RISTEKDIKTI), Ocky Karna Radjasa signed the MoU. Wim van den Doel signed on behalf of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The MoU references to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Netherlands on Higher Education and Science Cooperation, that was signed on 22 April 2016.

From left to right: Dr Ir Arina Schrier (NWO), Dr Luky Adrianto (Bogor Agricultural University), Prof. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, (Hasanuddin University Graduate School), Prof. Wim van den Doel (NWO), Prof. Ocky Karna Radjasa, (Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education), Dr Gino Limmon (Partimura University), Dr Eric Beerkens (NWO)

Merian Fund

Within the Merian Fund, international cooperation with emerging science and developing countries plays an important role. The common thread is research that supports the worldwide achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Domains and institutes of NWO and of the Taskforce for Applied Research (NPRO-SIA) contribute from their own expertise, instruments and networks. WOTRO Science for Global Development is responsible for the implementation of the calls.

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Source: NWO