On 13th March 2018, BINUS UNIVERSITY hosted the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Indonesia, H.E. Mr Valiollah Mohammadi at its JWC campus in Jakarta. The Ambassador delivered a talk entitled ‘Iran at a Glance: Politics, Economy, and Culture’, which aimed to educate visitors on his country’s socio-economic challenges as well as its current strategies to achieve higher domestic productivity and self-sufficiency.
Mr Mohammadi also highlighted Iran and Indonesia’s close cooperation having first established diplomatic relations in 1950. Bilateral trade between the two countries have since been largely focused on the energy sector, and as such, the Ambassador believes this partnership will further develop through other industries such as tourism — regular flights from Tehran to the island resort of Bali opened in 2017 — agricultural products, dairy products, and textiles — most notably carpets.
In hosting the Iranian Ambassador, BINUS UNIVERSITY has showcased that through its extensive network of partners, the university can deliver the utmost international student experience; a vital aspect for graduates to effectively engage an increasingly globally-integrated world.