Hiroshima University confers Doctor Honoris Causa on VP Kalla

Hiroshima University confers Doctor Honoris Causa on VP Kalla

Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Mufidah Kalla's Wife at Osaka Station, before boarding the Shinkansen Nozomi Fast Train to Hiroshima. Vice President JK was awarded the Honoris Causa (HC) Doctorate Degree in Peace and Development from Hiroshima University.(Dokumentasi Setwapres)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Japan-based Hiroshima University has awarded the highest academic title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, an official stated here on Wednesday.

Vice President Kalla was bestowed the honorary degree for his contributions and dedication to maintaining peace and development in Indonesia, the university`s representative remarked during the award ceremony, Wednesday.

During the event, President of Hiroshima University Mitsuo Ochi handed over the honorary degree certificate to Kalla, Communication and Public Information Deputy Assistant of the Vice President Secretariat Rusmin Nuryadi stated in Jakarta.

Apart from being acknowledged for his efforts in maintaining peace and development, Kalla has also received several honorary degrees from numerous universities due to his contributions in the fields of politics, economy, management, public policy, and decentralization.

In 2007, Malaya University in Malaysia and Japan-based Soka University had respectively presented a honorary doctorate degree to Vice President Kalla.

Meanwhile, in 2011, the Indonesia University of Education had awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Vice President Kalla followed by the Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java, in 2013.

In 2015, the vice president had received honorary doctorate degrees from Syiah Kuala University in Aceh and Andalas University in West Sumatra.

Vice President Kalla also earned a similar honorary doctorate degree from the Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in Bangkok, Thailand, in March last year, while he received an honorary degree on Sociology of Religion from the Alauddin Makassar Islamic University in South Sulawesi this year.

Reported by Muhammad Arief Iskandar