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Honoring Professor H.A.R. Tilaar with the Thomas Hart Benton Medal

More than 200 IU alumni gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday night for a particularly special reception. Beyond serving as one of the alumni chapter’s regular gatherings, it included the presentation of the Thomas Hart Benton Medal by President McRobbie to IU School of Education alumnus H.A.R. Tilaar (MS’66, EdD’67). The medal is given to […]

Exploring potential collaborations in Jakarta

On Monday, President McRobbie and Vice President David Zaret visited the University of Indonesia and the State University of Jakarta to learn more about each institution and explore potential areas for collaboration. University of Indonesia Founded in 1849, University of Indonesia (UI) has evolved into a modern, comprehensive university with a strong emphasis on research. […]

Gadjah Mada University: A new partner for IU

The IU contingency left Singapore around 5:00 am on Friday morning and arrived in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that afternoon. “Jogja,” as the city is often called, offers an interesting contrast to the chaotic megacity Jakarta. The center of Javanese art and culture, Jogja has many artisan workshops that produce batik, puppets, and other handicrafts, as well […]

MOU Signing with National University of Singapore

Thursday marked the beginning of a new partnership between IU and National University of Singapore¬†(NUS), the largest university in Singapore and one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. That morning, President McRobbie met withBernard Young, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor at the NSU Business School, to sign an MOU establishing a partnership between […]

Impressive last day in Thailand, onto Singapore

Visit with Chulalongkorn University Tuesday, our final day in Bangkok, began with meeting at Chulalongkorn University (Chula), a partner with IU going back to 1965. In the 1990s, Dr. Vorasak Pienchob, a former dean of Chula’s School of Physical Education, set up an exchange to help faculty members come to IU for one semester. From […]

More than 100 IU alumni in Thailand attend reception

On Monday evening, more than 100 alumni of Indiana University from across Thailand joined President McRobbie for a reception at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel. The event, coordinated by Peter Boonjarern and Voralak Snidwongse with assistance from the IU Alumni Association, brought together a diverse range of alumni, from the recently graduated 20-somethings to the […]

IU and Thailand: Historic ties, new opportunities

Our first day in Bangkok provided important moments of reflection on IU’s long-standing ties to Thailand, stretching back to 1948 when IU President and Chancellor Herman B Wells met with H E Mom Luang Pin Malakul, the Permanent Under Secretary for Education in the Ministry of Education, in Bloomington. The two conversed about higher education […]

IU starts 11-day tour across Southeast Asia

President McRobbie, accompanied by wife Laurie and Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret, is visiting Southeast Asia as part of an 11-day, four-country trip to strengthen IU’s connections with leading universities, meet with political leaders, and renew ties with IU alumni. Today marks the start of the trip in Bangkok, Thailand, with President McRobbie […]