UNAIR to Hold Visiting Lecture from Nobel Prize Winner

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Rector of Universitas Airlangga Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak during press conference held in Jakarta and attended Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, IPF delegates, and rectors of 14 universities in Indonesia. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – Rector of Universitas Airlangga Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak, stated that UNAIR is ready to hold scientific oration on Economics from the Nobel prize winner, Prof. Robert F. Engle III. It was stated by UNAIR Rector during press conference held by International Peace Foundation (IPF), on Wednesday, October 12.

Contacted by UNAIR NEWS, Prof. Nasih said that UNAIR has made some preparations to welcome the Nobel Prize winner to present his scientific oration. Prof. Nasih said that the visiting lecture from the Nobel prize winner is a rare and important event for the knowledge development.

“It is important as the Nobel Prize winner will talk on Economics in UNAIR. We know that Indonesian economy faces instability, conflict and uncertainties, so they can threaten Indonesia,” said Prof. Nasih.

Through a dialogue with the Nobel Prize winner on Economics, Prof. Nasih hoped that academicians can learn something from it. As planned, after the scientific oration, UNAIR Rector will present a honoris causa to the professor from Stern School of Business, New York University.

The press conference held in Jakarta was also attended by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, delegates of IPF, and 14 rectors of Indonesian universities who will welcome the Nobel Prize winner for the scientific oration. In the press conference, Vice President of Indonesia was grateful for the Nobel Prize winner’s presence in Indonesia.

JK hoped that through the scientific oration, the ideas presented can be useful for Indonesia. “Indonesia will support the lectures from the Nobel Prize winner. I hoped it can be a bridge between the East and the West,” said JK.

From January to March 2017, IPF through Bridges Foundation is holding “The 6th ASEAN event series: Bridges – Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace” which will invite the Nobel Prize winners on Peace, Physics, Chemistry and Medicine to Indonesia to give scientific oration in 14 universities including UNAIR. UNAIR is one of the universities which is going to be visited by Nobel Prize winner on Economics.

Head of International Office and Partnership, Dian Ekowati, Ph.D., said that UNAIR was chosen for Prof. Engle scientific oration as it is considered to have excellence on Economics. In UNAIR, the Nobel Prize winner on Economics in 2003 will present his oration on February 20, 2017. (*)

Author : Defrina Sukma S.
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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