The International University of Japan (IUJ) Reunites Over 100 Indonesian Alumni in Jakarta to Celebrate its 35th Anniversary

- The first-ever inter-batches alumni reunion outside of Japan

- IUJ unveils the Indonesia's Alumni Advisory Board to provide advice and leadership for IUJ initiatives in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The International University of Japan (IUJ) celebrates its 35th anniversary in Jakarta by hosting the first-ever formal inter-batches alumni reunion outside of Japan at Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel Jakarta on Saturday October 7th. Collaborating with the IUJ Alumni Indonesia Chapter (IUJ Lumina), the IUJ Alumni Indonesia Reunion 2017 aims to strengthen the collaboration among Alumni members. The event also highlights the launch of Indonesia's Alumni Advisory Board.

A memorable group photo session at the IUJ Indonesia Alumni Reunion on Saturday October 7th evening.
A memorable group photo session at the IUJ Indonesia Alumni Reunion on Saturday October 7th evening.


Since its founding in 1982, IUJ has more than 550 graduates from Indonesia -- the largest source country for IUJ's international graduates. IUJ has been cooperating through scholarships and linkage program with the Indonesia's government institutions such as the National Planning Agency (Bappenas), Ministry of Finance, and the national universities as University of Indonesia, Padjajaran University, and Gajah Mada University.

Considering that only 3.18% of Indonesian civil servants with a Master Degree and only 0.21% who has taken Doctoral Program (Bappenas, 2013), plus the upcoming demographic bonus -- there are still tons of opportunities that IUJ can contribute to the education of young and professional Indonesians.

"Through these Senior and Class Representatives Advisory Board, IUJ look forward to gain practical insights on how to spread our messages to the Indonesian, in order to invite more students to our 7 Master and Post-Graduate Program. On the other hand, Alumni can anytime utilize our researches and resources for their professional work," said Gretchen Shinoda, the Director of Alumni Relations (Class of 1989).

In keeping up with the world's current affairs, the IUJ Indonesian Alumni also conducted a discussion on the "Transformation of Public and Private Sectors using Blockchain", by the Alumni who are experts in financial technology, namely Hanafi Guciano -- Founder of Blockchain Indonesia Alliance, Yati Kurniati -- Bank Indonesia's Executive Director of Statistic Department, and Naresh Makhijani -- President Director PT OTI Transformasi Lintas International. The event was closed by a dinner and networking session, with an opening remark by one the most senior IUJ Indonesian Alumni, Gary Yusuf, serves as the Indonesian Ambassador of Fiji.

About International University of Japan

International University of Japan (IUJ) was founded in 1982, with the extensive support of Japan's industrial, educational and local communities, to train professionals who can actively make contributions to the international society with a high level of interdisciplinary and specialized knowledge.

IUJ offers highly acclaimed graduate programs in several areas under two graduate schools: Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) and Graduate School of International Management (GSIM). GSIR offers the following three separated but interrelated two years Master's degree program: International Development Program (IDP), International Relations Program (IRP), Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP); one year Master's program called Public Policy Program (PPP), and a PhD Program.

GSIM covers MBA Program and E-Biz Program. As one of the top 100 global MBAs by the Economist's "Best Business Schools," the IUJ MBA focuses on "Leveraging Emerging Asia for Global Advantage." It delivers the knowledge, skills and mindset required to gain a competitive advantage in the world's fastest-growing economies.

About IUJ Alumni Indonesia Chapter

IUJ Alumni Indonesia (IUJ Lumina) first launched in 2014 at IUJ World Wide Friday at Jakarta, in the event where every Friday first week of September, alumni celebrate IUJ World Wide Friday in cities around the world. IUJ Lumina currently lead by Arman Gunawan (MBA class of 2014).

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Emi Sanjo  
Office of Admissions and Career Support
International University of Japan (IUJ)

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