UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta Welcomes Delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta was honored to host a visit from delegation of five officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, February 20th. The meeting took place at the Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor of the Prof KH Saifuddin Zuhri Building, and was attended by esteemed members of UIN Sunan Kalijaga's administration, including the Rector, Vice Rectors, the Head of Bureau, Deans and Vice Deans of faculties, as well as Heads and Secretaries of study programs in Islamic Education and Arabic Language Education.

Among the delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were distinguished members of academia, including Dr. Abdulrahman Ali M. Alamri from the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Sami Abdulrahman H. Alharbi from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kamal Jameel A. Al Widyani from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Salem N. Alsaedi from the Islamic University of Madinah, and Dr. Bander Saeed A. Zahrani from the Imam Mohamed Ibn Saud Islamic University.

The Rector of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Prof. Dr. Phil. Al Makin, M.A., warmly welcomed the visit of the five delegates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday (20/2). The event was guided by Dr. Andi Holilulloh, M.A. from the Faculty of Islamic Literature and Arabic Language. The Rector expressed his pride and gratitude for the presence of the delegates and hoped that the visit would bring significant benefits to UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta.

Dr. Abdulrahman Ali M. Alamri, as the head of the delegation, expressed that the purpose of the visit was to explore opportunities for international cooperation between UIN Sunan Kalijaga and universities in Saudi Arabia. The cooperation would be in various fields, including Education (Religious Studies, Science, Technology, Economics, Business, Social Sciences), student exchange programs, joint scientific publications, and others.

It is noteworthy that Indonesia has a significant number of students studying at several universities in Saudi Arabia, such as UIM and Ummul Qurro. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia also provides educational scholarships in the form of scientific dauroh in the fields of Arabic language, Islamic studies, and others.

It is hoped that with this meeting, international cooperation can be increased, scholarship programs can be realized, and utilized by Indonesian students. Cooperation agreements, MoUs, and scholarship programs can be established after this meeting for follow-up, and communication between universities in the two countries can continue. (Ihza)