In line with the Dutch Placement Day and European Higher Education Fair, the Holland Alumni Receptions returned this year in four cities: Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and Yogyakarta. The receptions were a great success, with more than 400 attendees from the alumni community, Dutch Higher Education Institutions, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
This year's theme was "Sustainable Communities for Circular Economy", and to achieve a Circular Economy requires interdisciplinary expertise. The Holland Alumni Network is a vast community with members from very diverse academic backgrounds and professional expertise, and at the Reception alumni had the opportunity to (re-)connect with fellow alumni, Dutch higher education institutions, and the corporate sector.
The last Reception was held in Yogyakarta, on the 12th of November. It was held at The Phoenix Hotel and was attended by more than 40 enthusiastic alumni and representatives from 9 Dutch higher education institutions.
The event was opened by a short introduction on alumni activities by alumni officer of Nuffic Neso Indonesia Oxalis Atindriyaratri, and followed by a remark by Director of Leiden University representative office in Indonesia Mr. Marrik Bellen, representing the Dutch higher education institutions coming to the event.
At the Reception alumni were also encouraged to be more involved in alumni activities associated with sharing of knowledge and expertise, to support a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands. And at the end of the event, alumni was asked to write down their opinion on how to develop a sustainable alumni community.
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