Strategic Research Institute visited by the delegation of the University of Defense of Indonesia
The Strategic Research Institute was visited today by the delegation of the University of Defense of Indonesia, led by Dean of the Defense Strategy Faculty, Major General Sayful Anwar, PhD. The aim of the visit was mutual introduction to history, responsibilities and results of the Strategic Research Institute and the University of Defense of Indonesia, as well as analysis of opportunities to establish cooperation.
Director of the Strategic Research Institute, Jovanka Šaranović, PhD, informed the visitors on history and organization of work at the Institute (being the only research-institution from area of social sciences and humanities at the defense system of Serbia). She also presented the most important results achieved so far, with a special reflection on international cooperation in realization of scientific-research projects.
General Anwar presented the University of Defense of Indonesia, as a joint high-education institution of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Defense, which was established in 2009, in order to take role of the leading intellectual institution in defence studies and contribute to defense transformation through development of education. Further, he informed the representatives of the SRI in detail on organizational structure, existing educational and research programs, publication activities and plans for the future of the University of Defense of Indonesia.
In the closing part of the meeting, the conclusion was made that there is a significant potential to establish bilateral cooperation in areas of military history, defense studies, strategic analyses and secutity estimations, publication of research results and military-archival science. Regarding that, a general agreement was made that with a letter of intentions there should be initiated the procedure of drafting an additional agreement on bilateral scientific-research cooperation which would be based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on cooperation in defense (currently in force).