Indonesian government delegation visits Saxion


An Indonesian government delegation visits Saxion University of Applied Sciences today, Thursday 13 July 2017. The main purpose of the visit is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), containing agreements on cooperation in research and education with regard to Social Work.

Official signing ceremony a Memorandum of Understanding  (MoU) with regard to Social Work

School of Social work welcomes Indonesian delegation

Today, Saxion’s school of Social Work welcomes delegates of the ministry of social affairs from Indonesia. The primary objective of this visit is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding concerning cross-border cooperation in the field of research and education regarding social work. Next to the official signing ceremony, the day programme is filled with activities, such as presentations and work visits.

Morning programme

This morning, Ms. José Beckmann MA., lecturer/researcher at Saxion, gave a presentation about the minor crossing borders and practice based learning, followed by the official signing ceremony. Dr. Jack de Swart, professor at Saxion, closed the morning session by giving a presentation about the research group Social Work.

Afternoon programme

In the afternoon, the delegation visits the chidren’s day centre de Toermalijn in Hengelo for children with a disability. Next, they will visit the work and reintegration centre De Fabriek of the penal institution (PI) in Almelo. The day will be rounded off with a diner in het Koetshuis in Enschede.

The signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Delegates of both Saxion and the Indonesian ministry of Social Affairs that have Social Work in their portfolio sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In this document, both parties express their convergence of will with regard to e.g.:

  • Knowledge exchange
  • Student exchange
  • Research
  • Internships and projects
  • Initiating academic activities

This agreement is an important initiative to improve collaboration and to stimulate cross-border initiatives with regard to research and education in the field of social work.


Drs. Arjan Zemann of Saxion receives a gift of Dr. Edi Suharto from Indonesia.

Drs. Arjan Zemann and Dr. Edi Suharto during the official ceremony.