Foreword of German Ambasador for Indonesia Dr. Georg Witschel (Period 2012-2016)
Germany is looking for skilled workers – especially in the areas the Germans call “MINT”: This means Mathematicians, Engineers, Natural Scientists and Technicians.
Our twelve Indonesians today work successfully as engineer and consultant at CIMPA/Airbus in Hamburg, as software developer at an IT firm in Hamburg, as mathematician at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, as astrophysicist at the Max-Planck-Institut in Heidelberg (past) and now as expert for economy at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin, and as social worker at the AWO in Hamburg.
They tell us about their initial problems in getting settled in Germany, about their professional life, their leisure activities outside of work, and their future plans. And of course they also talk about what they like about Germany, and how important it was for them to learn the German language.
Supported by German Foreign Ministry
Grace Jaya dan Anton Prawiro
Grace Jaya and Anton Prawiro live as newlyweds in Hamburg. Anton works as a software developer, while Grace is a consulter for immigration at the “Arbeitswohlfahrt” organization.
Nur Pamungkas Manirjo dan Jibran Shidqie
Nur Pamungkas Manirjo and Jibran Shidqie talk about the interesting work they do, „Pangky" even tells about his hobbies and his family life.
Dr. Johny Setiawan
Dr. Johny Setiawan is a multi-talent. He has worked as astrophysicist at the Max-Planck Institute in Heidelberg and is now the head of economy at the Indonesian embassy in Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Irwin Yousept says: “Nothing works without math” But of course he has other interests too. At the moment he works in Duisburg-Essen.
He is an electro technician at the Robert Bosch Gmbh in Abstatt / Ludwigsburg and explains how his hobby helped him to settle in.
Fahmi Rizanul Amrullah
Fahmi Rizanul Amrullah Fahmi Rizanul Amrullah is one of many Indonesians, who got the chance to work for BMW in Munich. He especially likes the good atmosphere among colleagues, their international mindset and the big freedom he experiences.
Novaria Nirmaladewi dan Dony Meitia
Novaria Nirmaladewi and Dony Meitia have both studied electrical engineering in Germany and now live there as a couple. Dony works as system engineer at Crown Gabelstapler GmbH and Novaria works as test engineer at MAN Truck and Bus AG.
Dr. Suhendra talks about his decision to take paternal leave. Besides he shares about his language problems in the beginning and how he overcame them.
Eduardus Dagomez works as project engineer at Telemotive AG in Munich. Despite his concerns in the beginning to fly to such a foreign country, he now settled in completely and made his career in Germany.