Members of Association of Private Higher Education Institutions in Indonesia (APTISI) – around 40 rectors of private universities from Indonesia met members of CROATIAN EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION – ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION (CEA-AE) while visiting Croatia. President of CEA-AE Mislav Balković, president of APTISI Ph.D. Budi Djatmiko signed an agreement of cooperation supported by all members of CEA-AE and APTISI.
The Ambassador of Republic of Croatia in Indonesia, HE Dražen Margeta reminded of big opportunities of cooperation between Croatia and Indonesia especially in the field of education, but also Mr. Widjoseno Sastroamidjojo, Charge d’Affaires of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Republic of Croatia, attended the meeting.
George Iwan Marantika, president of Indonesian-Croatian business council at Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and vice president of APTISI Indonesia, has now been working for several years on establishing of bilateral relations between Croatian and Indonesia with a support of Croatian Embassy in Indonesia and Indonesian Embassy in Croatia.
One of the main topics was the importance of private education (which CEA-AE advocates among other things), which is responsible for 90% of the student population in Indonesia and only 6% in Croatia.
Algebra University College also signed an agreement of cooperation with APTISI.
Noticing a number of possibilities for cooperation, Indonesian representatives of higher education institutions have invited Croatian delegation on a backward meeting in Indonesia in July where possibilities of further cooperation will be concrete.