Indonesia, represented by the Indonesian Private Higher Health Education Institutions Association (HiPerTKes), and several universities in Hungary have agreed to a partnership on higher education for the health sector.
HiPerTKes chairman Budi Djatmiko and Semmelweis University rector Ágoston Szél signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) on the partnership of higher education in the field of health in Budapest, Hungary, said the secretary of the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest, Karina Dian Anjani, as quoted by Antara on Saturday.
Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary Wening Esthyprobo Fatandari witnessed the signing of the MoUs.
“These partnerships mark improved bilateral relations between Indonesia and Hungary, especially in the field of education,” said Wening.
Through the signing of the MoUs, she said, more health lecturers could hopefully pursue higher education to the education level required by the Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Ministry.
According to the ministry’s regulations, only those who have obtained a Master’s and Doctorate degrees are allowed to work as a lecturer in higher education institutions, posing obstacles for Indonesia to fulfill its demand for health lecturers.
Apart from the Semmelweis University, two other Hungarian universities, namely Pecs University and Szeged University, are also involved with in the partnerships.
Budi and Pecs University rector Guyla Zeller signed similar MoUs in Pecs. The HiPerTKes chairman and Szeged University deputy rector for international relations and public relations Tamas Martinek signed the MoU in Szeged.
Through the MoUs, HiPerTKes and the three Hungarian universities agreed to cooperate in various programs, such as lecturer exchanges, joint research, joint scientific publication, collaborations in organizing health conferences and seminars as well as Master and Doctoral degree programs offered for students from both countries. (ebf)(++++)
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