Inauguration of the first foreign university in Indonesia


Monash University, Indonesia announces new courses for 2022 His Excellency Mr. Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of Indonesia, today inaugurated the first university foreign national, based in BSD City, southwest of Jakarta. The first cohort of students began their studies at Monash University, Indonesia in 2021, starting with the future focus areas of Data Science, Business Innovation, Urban Design and Public Policy. In 2022, the postgraduate campus will also host talented future leaders in two new programs – Master of Public Health and Master of Cyber ​​Security – in addition to its current offerings. Enrollment of doctoral students in all areas of the program will also begin this year. The campus also offers executive programs and micro-degrees in high-demand fields, and produces high-impact research. During the first year of operation, Monash University, Indonesia established strategic collaborations with industry, local universities and government, aimed at supporting the social, technological and economic development of Indonesia. These partnerships include:

  • In partnership with Tokopedia, Monash offers a high-impact research collaboration on machine learning and demand forecasting.
  • In partnership with Traveloka, Monash provides training opportunities for Indonesian university professors working to support Indonesia’s goal of reaching nine million digital talents by 2035.
  • Monash has partnered with Bank Mandiri to provide advanced training to cohorts of emerging leaders in data science and business innovation.
  • Along with this, Monash is actively building partnerships with a series of Indonesian universities, beginning in his home province of Banten where he has formed a vibrant collaboration with UNTIRTA, with joint research work on community development and ecotourism.

Speaking from campus today, Minister Makarim officially welcomed Monash University to Indonesia. “I am delighted that the Indonesian campus of Monash University has opened up wider opportunities for quality education, following its establishment in 2021 as the first foreign university in Indonesia,” Makarim said.

“Monash University, Indonesia will play an important role in our efforts to develop a more relevant and resilient education system, as well as ensuring that students can thrive in an ever-changing workforce. Monash University, Indonesia is an enduring platform where vital new connections will be formed, new ideas and research launched, and future leaders born. Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, said that Monash was playing an active role in the higher education ecosystem in Indonesia “The establishment of Monash University, Indonesia is the fulfillment of Your Excellency President Widodo’s speech to the Australian Parliament in 2020. I am delighted that two years later, and in a pandemic, we are here today, in person, to officially open the campus,” said Professor Gardner. “I sincerely thank President Widodo and the e Indonesian government for their continued support. Monash’s Indonesian campus is poised to demonstrate the importance of cross-sector collaboration for the future of the Indonesian higher education sector and to contribute to Indonesia’s social, economic and technological growth. I look forward to a future in which the growth of this campus deepens the bond between our two countries. Her Excellency Ms Penny Williams, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, said: “I am delighted to see a world-class Australian university like Monash officially open a campus in Indonesia, offering new high-impact research opportunities and expanded academics,” said Ambassador Williams. mentioned. “As the first foreign university to come to Indonesia, Monash is paving the way for stronger educational and people-to-people ties with Indonesia.” About Monash and Indonesia Monash has a proud and enduring relationship with Indonesia and has graduated more Indonesian citizens than any other foreign university. The well-established Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Center provides a platform to develop strong relationships and collaborations. Monash also works with local Indonesian communities on key partnerships and important research, including the Revitalizing Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program, the Global Mosquito Program and the Citarum Program.

With a presence on three continents, international partnerships and study abroad programs around the world, Monash is Australia’s largest university, ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Monash has a vibrant network of research and teaching sites in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, China and India. A unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside an array of international collaborations with leading universities and companies around the world, expanding the University’s global network. F

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