The Rector of Hasanuddin University (UNHAS) received a working visit from The University of Rhode Island (URI) as well as gave a public lecture presented by the President of The University of Rhode Island (URI) Prof. Marc B. Parlange on the topic: “Blue Economic Development through International University Partnerships”. The activity took place at Lecture Theater Prof. Dr. Latanro, Tamalanrea Campus, on Thursday, January 19, 2023. During the meeting, UNHAS and the URI also signed the extension of the cooperation agreement.
The URI delegation led by Prof. Marc B. Cross, the President of the URI, included the Vice Provost of Global Initiative; Kristin Johnson, Dean of Pharmacy; Paul Larrat, Associate Dean of Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Vinka Oyanedel, Dean of College of Environment and Life Sciences (CELS); John Kirby, Director of Partnership -Asia; Brook Ross, Partnership Manager; Elvira Nataliya.
In his remarks, the Rector of UNHAS, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, M.Sc., was delighted with the re-visit of URI. URI and UNHAS established many collaborations through strategic programs that presented students with the best educational facilities to provide international experience and broaden knowledge and scientific insights. Through the presentation of his material, the President of The University of Rhode Island (URI), Prof. Marc B. Parlange, explained how URI expanded its partnership in Indonesia for 50 years. Various educational and research programs have been undertaken in the development and use of renewable marine resources.