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Mon, 03/20/2023 - 10:25

Sputnik, Indonesian University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Sputnik international news agency and radio and the Veteran National Development University concluded a memorandum of understanding at the residence of the Russian ambassador to Indonesia.
The document was signed by Sputnik International Cooperation Director Vasily Pushkov and Rector of the Veteran National Development University Mohamad Irhas Effendi.
The official ceremony was also attended by Veronika Novoseltseva, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Indonesia. The parties agreed to cooperate on issues of free formation of opinions, ensuring the development of information society and freedom of mass information.
"The beginning of our cooperation was last year, when despite the ongoing pandemic, the first session of the SputnikPro project was held for more than 300 students majoring in communications at UPN "Veteran". Signing this memorandum was an important step towards further strengthening the professional expert dialogue between our countries," said Pushkov.

"The development of information technology has changed the pattern of people's lives. Journalistic practices are not what they used to be. Academics must be updated about current journalistic developments. Sputnik is a major news agency that can certainly share its experiences with students. This kind of activity is a form of diplomacy between the two countries through culture," said Mohamad Irhas Effendi, Rector of the UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta.

The Veteran National Development University is a large private higher educational institution in the Yogyakarta Special Region. The university's departments include social and political sciences, mineral technology, economics and business, industrial engineering and agriculture.