By Amy Brticevich, Griffith Communications intern

A senior delegation from Semarang, one of Indonesian’s most important cities, will make a formal visit to Griffith University this week.

A representative of the Mayor, Mr Hendrar Prihadi,will attend a dinner with more than 100 guests at the Nathan campus on Thursday, arranged by Griffith in conjunction with the Australia Indonesian Business Council (Qld).

Part of the evening’s proceedings will be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, a collaboration between Griffith and Semarang City Council that will see cooperation in the areas of education; science, environment, engineering and technology; health and business.

With a population of approximately two million people, Semarang is the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Java and has been a sister city of Brisbane for 20 years.

There will also be a cultural element to the evening with a musical performance by the CESDI/Griffith University Students Association and dancing from the Sanggar Greget-Semarang troupe. (CESDI is the Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development for Indonesia)

The event will be held in N76, Campus Heart from 6.30pm.