Welcoming Speech 4

Rektor Baru Mahendradatta

Welcoming Speech

Co Host of ETWC 2016:

Rector of Universitas Mahendradatta

Prof. I Gusti Ayu Diah Werdhi Srikandi Wedasteraputri Suyasa



Distinguished Speakers,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Good Morning,

First of all, I would like to thank Rector of Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Universitas Terbuka and Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha for our collaboration in holding this grand academic forum of educational technology world conference. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education and Minister of Communication and Informatics for opening this world conference. Your willingness to attend and open this conference is highly appreciated. The same amount of gratitute also goes to all the keynote and plenary speakers that are willing to share and discuss their best thoughts and ideas in educational technology. Last but not least my highest appreciation goes to the committee that I believe has done their best in preparing and holding this conference. I would also like to welcome you all to Bali, the beautiful Island where Universitas Mahendradatta is located.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Universitas Mahendradatta was established on 10 january 1963. We are now part of confederation of private education. We also have expanded our international network by, one of them, joining ASEAN foundation. I believe our collaboration with Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Universitas Terbuka and Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha in ETWC 2016 will not only strengthen our relationship, but more importantly also that our collaboration will produce best results for the improvement of education quality as well as the access to education. The collaboration we made with AECT and IPTPI in this conference signifies the similar vision that we all share for the education enhancement.

I wish you all have a pleasant conference. May the results be beneficial for us all.

Thank you

Bali, 31 July 2016



Dr. I Gusti Ayu Diah Werdhi Srikandi, SE., MM.,

Rector of Universitas Mahendradatta