On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Republic of Indonesia, I would like to say that it is really a great honour for the Government of Indonesia to hold such a great annual event, the 48th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2017. The event will be held from July 16th to July 24th 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Yogyakarta is a special region of Indonesia since it maintains the existence of the Kingdom of Mataram and its king become the governor of Yogyakarta until now, make it possesses rich cultural heritage. Yogyakarta is also known as the city of education where you can find so many best education institutions that make students around Indonesia come to study there. Furthermore, Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcano and the most active volcano in Indonesia, lies at the northern part of Yogyakarta. It attracts so many researchers and tourists from around the world to take a closer look and study it. At the southern part of Yogyakarta, lies the Indian Ocean. You can find so many beautiful beaches there. The harmonic blend between the modern life, high standard education, the attractive nature and cultural heritage become a strong magnet to make people visit and stay at Yogyakarta.
Therefore, we are cordially pleased to invite you to participate in the 48th IPhO 2017. We hope you will find the harmonic blend in Yogyakarta become the inspiration to build a strong collaboration and friendship through science regardless of our nations. We are looking forward to welcoming your national delegation for the IPhO 2017. Thank you.
Prof Dr Kamsul Abraha