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To explore possibilities for collaboration on academic and research activities of mutual interest, the University of Waterloo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Diponegoro University in Indonesia (UNDIP), a public institution in Semarang, Central Java.
The signing of this MOU is based on a longstanding relationship between the two institutions that began ten years ago through the participation of faculty members from UNDIP in research projects supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada which was hosted by the Faculty of Environment. Over the years there were several visits to Canada and Indonesia attended by the institutions and government officials to explore further grounds for collaboration. That resulted in UNDIP becoming an official partner on the SSHRC supported V2V Global Partnership research and graduate students from Waterloo being hosted by UNDIP to conduct their thesis research in Indonesian field locations.
To expand on this success, the idea of a formal institutional MOU took final shape during a delegation visit to Waterloo in November 2022. Moving forward, the scope of collaboration includes:
“The agreement between Waterloo and UNDIP will create diverse opportunities for faculty members, students and staff to engage in collaborative research, experiential learning and other forms of creative engagements,” said Bruce Frayne, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, at the signing ceremony in the beautiful and historic city of Semarang in Central Jawa, Indonesia.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.