|Thai Ambassador H.E Mr. Songphol Sukchan was accompanied by UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd, talked with one of the Thai students. (Photo: Rino / PR)|
"Indonesia is the second-largest destination for Thai students after Egypt. But I hope that in the future, Indonesia will become the main destination for Thai students, "said H.E Mr. Songphol Sukchan as the Ambassador of Thailand to Indonesia when he visited the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM).
The arrival of the White Elephant Affairs Ambassador was enthusiastically welcomed by UMM students from Thailand in front of the entrance of UMM Rector Building, Thursday (3/10). He was welcomed by 63 Thai students who were studying at UMM. UMM had the most Thai students in Malang.
"We all know that Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim majority in the world. Right now, there are so many students from Thailand spread in Muhammadiyah universities in Indonesia such as in Jogja, Malang, Surabaya and several other cities" said Songphol in front of UMM's rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd.
Seeing the natural contours and the atmosphere of a city that comfortable, it was also supported by many favourite Colleges that made Malang City become one of the centres of choice for educational destinations that had their own appeal from the point of view of students or prospective students as Education Cities.
"I am very happy to see everyone gathered here. Thank you to the UMM rector and extended family for bringing us here, "he continued at the banquet while tasting the Matoa fruit from Papua with the UMM Rector and representatives of Thai students. The meeting took place casually.
In front of the Ambassador of Thailand, Dr. Fauzan M.Pd explained that not all Muhammadiyah Universities have Muslim backgrounds because there were several Muhammadiyah Universities in Indonesia, such as in NTT and Papua which have around 17% of non-Muslim students, 19% in Papua and 10% in UMM.
"The arrival of the Thai Ambassador is expected to be able to boost their enthusiasm (Thai students) and foster interest in learning for our students from Thailand," said Fauzan. The acceptance of students from abroad, said Fauzan, aimed to bring an international atmosphere at the White Campus. (win)