Gusti Kanjeng Ratu (GKR) Hemas, Queen of the Kingdom of Yogyakarta, a special region in Indonesia, along with a delegation, visited the Estonian National Museum in Tartu and University of Tartu on Thursday, 26 April 2018. The aim of the visit is to have a look at Tartu, discuss possible cooperation as well as introduce Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Honorary Consul in Estonia, Heldur Allese, accompanied the delegation. On the visit to the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, GKR Hemas and the delegation were welcomed by the Museum Director, Mr. Alar Karis, and Mayor of Tartu, Mr. Urmas Klaas. The visit begins with a tour of the museum to learn and obtain input on museum management and how to maintain and maintain the heritage of Estonian culture and traditions. The tour then proceeded with a lunch meeting attended by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Tartu.
The visit continued with a meeting with University of Tartu, represented by the Chairman Council of University of Tartu, Mrs. Ruth Oltjer; Acting Chancellor of University of Tartu, Mr. Tonu Lehtsaar; Vice Chancellor for Development, Mr. Erik Puura; and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Mrs. Anneli Saro. On that occasion, Mr. Tonu Lehtsaar said that he felt very honored for the arrival of Mrs. GKR Hemas and the delegation because it was the first time an Indonesian delegation visited University of Tartu. University of Tartu welcomes every opportunity for cooperation with Yogyakarta, especially with Gadjah Mada University which is the national and one of best university in Indonesia.
There are currently 3 students from Indonesia studying at the University of Tartu. Exchange of the students and teaching staff of the University of Tartu and Indonesian universities is supported by the Erasmus+ program.