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NZ seeks to strengthen educational ties with RI

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 6 2012   /  07:41 am

Lured by Indonesia’s fast growing young population and economic growth, New Zealand’s Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steve Joyce sought to boost the number of Indonesian students studying in his country, during his visit to Indonesia this week

 Joyce expressed his interest in providing more opportunities for Indonesian students to study in New Zealand by boosting student exchange programs between the two countries and providing more scholarships for Indonesian students.

“Indonesia is growing very quickly, both population and education-wise, so the potential is there for countries like New Zealand to assist with the training,” Joyce said.

The minister visited Yogyakarta to attend the first formal meeting of the East Asia Education Ministers Summit on Thursday. He is also expected to hold bilateral talks with his Indonesian counterp...