It’s amazing to realize something that we can achieve through collaboration. Go international with local resource, and go local with international resources. I guess we need to do it more as a nation, That doesn’t say that, as a nation we cant do anything, but collaborating has always been influential to our research. It helps us understand the root of the problems and find the best possible way to solve it.
My 5 years at IBRC was extraordinary, I learned a lot. What strike me the most was seeing experts, hand in hand, educate, advise and nurturing students interest in marine biodiversity studies. IBRC opens a window that has never been available to students before. IBRC provides sciences to understand unique diversity Indonesia has. In an eccentric way.
The world is more globalizing more than ever I guess it’s really important to embrace it rather than to reject it. And the only way to do it is promoting research collaboration by also still valuing local expert and resource, by not loosing our identity as a nation.