Stanford University have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) to build its school of sustainability in the new capital city, called Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, according to reporting from Antara News.
OIKN’s Deputy for Financing and Investment, Agung Wicaksono said this would be a breakthrough in the education sector, on Wednesday (13/09/23.)
Wicaksono said the authority gladly welcomed the university’s intent and lauded the university’s alumni in Indonesia for their commitment and care for the development of the country’s new capital city and for demonstrating their support for the discourse on the school’s development.
Head of OIKN, Bambang Susantono, warmly welcomed the initiative and is looking forward to witnessing the development of the forged educational cooperation.
Antara News say that Dean of Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Arun Majumdar admitted to being impressed by the progress in the development of Nusantara, expressing his respect and joy for having the opportunity to take part in the project that he describes as an ambitious one.
He explained that the university selected Indonesia to build the sustainability school, considering the country’s important role in lowering global carbon emissions, added to the fact that the Indonesian government has expressed its commitment to achieving the emission-free target by 2060.
Source: Antara News