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Professor of F-ELECTICS ITS Receives an Award from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Thu, 03 Dec 2020
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Faculty of Intelligent Electrical and Information Technology

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On December 1, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a list of recipients of this year’s Minister of Foreign Affairs award. This year’s award recipients consist of 65 organizations and 172 individuals. One of the recipients of this award is the Professor of the Faculty of Electrical and Intelligent Information Technology, ITS, namely Prof. Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin, S.Kom., M.Kom.

The award given by the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs is a form of recognition and respect for Prof. Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin, S.Kom., M.Kom. which has made an outstanding contribution to promoting close partnerships, exchanges, and mutual understanding between Japan and Indonesia. Prof. Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin, S.Kom., M.Kom took his doctoral study at the Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University from 2003 to 2007 as a recipient of a Japanese government scholarship (Monbukagakusho). While studying in Japan, he was also active in introducing Islam and Indonesia to Japanese society. This is evidenced by his active role in establishing the Japanese Nahdlatul Ulama Student Family (KMNU) organization in 2005. Furthermore, the Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU) Executive Board ratified the Japanese KMNU as the Executive Branch of the NU Japan Special Branch (PCI). Through PCI NU activities, he contributed his thoughts and energy to provide a positive understanding of Islam and Indonesia.

After completing his doctoral studies, Prof. Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin, S.Kom., M.Kom is back actively teaching at ITS. In addition, he is also active in making visits to various Islamic boarding schools in East Java Province. In each of these visits, he shared experiences about Japanese society and information about education in Japan with teachers and santri. Through this activity, the Indonesian people can better understand the life of the Japanese people.

Source:

https://www.surabaya.id.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_id/11_000001_00199.html

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