Published on 15 Dec 2022

NTU and Indonesia’s MOECRT establish INSPIRASI for sustainable development

The Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology (DGHERT) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (MOECRT) of the Republic of Indonesia and NTU Singapore are collaborating to set up a joint research institute with the aim of co-developing research and academic programmes and activities with a focus on climate change and sustainable development.

INSPIRASI - Indonesia–NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation - a first of its kind joint research institute, is expected to become a hub for world-class research and research-based education (master and doctoral programmes) in Indonesia.

It will also be the catalyst for collaborations across all universities, research institutes, and industries within the two countries.

Memoranda of Agreement to set up INSPIRASI  were inked on 14 December 2022 by the Director General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology of MOECRT Professor Nizam with NTU Senior Vice President (Research) Professor Lam Khin Yong and with the Director of Research of Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Mr Wisnu Sardjono Soenarso.

The setting up of INSPIRASI marks an important milestone for a long-term collaboration between Indonesia and Singapore in the field of research and education and demonstrates concrete steps taken by both countries to nurture the next generation of sustainability talents.

The collaboration is expected to start in the middle of 2023, beginning with the signing of the MOA, to be followed by a Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MRCA) to be developed by the founding universities.

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