A discussion between UPI and Ian Kaplan from the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) was held at Partere building 1st floor, on 17th February 2020. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibility of research collaboration between Pendidikan Khusus (PKH) or the Special Education department and the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC).
The discussion was attended by Vice President of UPI Research, Partnerships, and Business, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M.A., the Head of Office of International Education and Relations (OIER) Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D., and the representatives from Special Education department.
Ian Kaplan is a Senior Education and Research Specialist at Afghanistankomiteen – Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC). The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) itself is a non-profit organization that contributes to health, education, and natural resources in Afghanistan.
Previously, PKH UPI had also cooperated with NAC. This was a form to extend the cooperation that had been agreed on by both parties from the previous year. The form of cooperation plan that was being discussed includes the construction of a research centre facility which can later be used to conduct the research and also the funding in constructing the facility building. (Writer: Ghina Aulia Saffanah, Editor: Aida Hasanah)