Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology
I am a lecturer of School of Business and Management, Insitut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia. We have just finished our responsibilities related to ITB, and we are conducting research with professors including Prof. Kyoichi Kijima. He used be ITB’S visiting scholar sent from Tokyo Tech. Seven years ago, we built our school, School of Business and Management at ITB.
We chose to come to Tokyo Tech because we knew that Prof. Kijima has an international reputation in his field. He introduced a new subject, quality service science. We tried also to develop other collaborative relationships between Indonesia and Japan. Hopefully, we continue to send our staff as lecturers to Japan.
Japan is very clean. The Japanese are very humble, and they receive us as Asians. I have studied in Australia and also in the U.K. I think that their sense of individuality is stronger than here. Tokyo is too clean from the standpoint of developing counties. People here welcome us. Some people might have food problem in Japan, but food here is OK for me.
My prospect for the future is that our research will get more concise and we will be able to offer new courses to our students at ITB. I expect that we will develop our cooperation not only with Tokyo Tech, but also with Tokyo University of Science (TUS) in Japan. We are already cooperating with Japan, Malaysia and other countries, so that we can grow up to the international standard.