On April 12, 2013, we received guests from Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) (Indonesia). UMP Vice Rector of Networking and Development Regawa Bayu Pamungkas, UMP Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Dr. Nunuk Aries Nurulita, UMP Dean of Faculty of Engineering Tito Pinandito, UMP Head of International Affairs Dr. Santy Hawanti and Chief of the Central Board of Muhammadiyah Foundation Prof. Dr. Imam Robandi visited NAIST.
At a courtesy visit to the President, President Naotake Ogasawara, Vice President and Executive Director Mikio Kataoka, Prof. Masashi Kawaichi (Graduate School of Biological Sciences), and the Center for International Relations Directors Noriko Ito and Steven Nishida welcomed the delegation. First, general introductions of both universities were given and were then followed by discussions concerning the possibility of future research and education exchange.
After that, the delegates visited laboratories in the three graduate schools. Through this visit the UMP delegation came to a better understanding of NAIST's specific research areas and the representatives of both institutions discussed future opportunities for exchange between the universities. The exchange was very promising for both sides.