Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities and Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia to set up a cultural center in Central Java

To enhance cultural and intellectual ties

Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities and Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia to set up a cultural center in Central Java

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 16 January 2023 – Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities and the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a cultural center in Solo, Central Java Province, to enhance cultural and intellectual cooperation between the two parties.

The planned center aims to provide educational, cultural and community services to the local population in the designated area, as well as contribute to the promotion of economic, investment and urban development opportunities in the community.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Yabhouni Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities, and Prof. Dr. Phil. Kamaruddin Amin, Director General of Islamic Community Guidance, on behalf of the Ministry.

The terms of the memorandum specified the commitment of each party to fulfill this important undertaking, which will be a beacon of intellectual and cultural renaissance in Indonesia.

His Excellency Dr. Al Dhaheristressed that the university’s decision to commit to this joint project is a reflection of its mission to promote cultural and intellectual development in the humanities in Muslim societies and forms an integral part of its strategy to forge partnerships with interested and like-minded institutions, such as the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia, that contribute significantly to accomplishing this goal.

He added, “Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities strives to contribute to enhancing the cultural and intellectual capabilities of Muslim communities, fully aware that this will not only help pave the way for their future development, but also achieve greater understanding and cooperation throughout the world in light of the many transformative changes the global community is witnessing across many aspects and fields of society.”

According to Dr. Al Dhaheri, the upcoming cultural center would bring about a great cultural and intellectual renaissance in Indonesia, and further emphasized that Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities will spare no effort to achieve this goal, through the completion of this vital project according to the plan laid down in the agreement.

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