Inputs for reforming Indonesian universities

Budy Resosudarmo, on behalf of ANU Indonesia Project, together with Deans from Indonesian Universities' Faculties of Economics and Business at the AFEBI Congress in Surabaya.

Budy Resosudarmo, on behalf of ANU Indonesia Project, together with Deans from Indonesian Universities’ Faculties of Economics and Business at the AFEBI Congress in Surabaya.

 

Within the last 10 years, the Indonesian government and universities have made a commitment to improve Indonesian universities’ world rankings. The government has increased its funding to support university research and efforts have been initiated by many Indonesian universities, in particular public universities, to increase their academic performances. Some of the university initiatives are including  providing supplementary incomes to their professors, publication awards, research grants and conference travel grants.  The main target has been to increase the number of publication by faculty members in indexed academic journals.

Despite the increase in the number of publications in indexed academic journals by Indonesian academics since early 2010s, this attempt has not been enough to raise the rankings of Indonesian universities. In order to be able to improve this indicator, many Indonesian universities have started to seek advice from international research institutions who are in the top 100 world universities on how to reform university and its units to be able to significantly improve their world ranking.

In their effort to receiving these inputs from international research networks, Asosiasi Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Indonesia or the Association of Indonesian Faculty of Economics and Business (AFEBI) invited Budy Resosudarmo as a representative from ANU Indonesia Project to their 6th Congress to talk about lessons learned from ANU to improve the quality of Indonesian universities.  The congress was hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga and was held in Surabaya on 25 October 2018.  Around 70 faculties from public universities throughout Indonesia are members of this association. In each congress, the dean, deputy dean and departmental heads would regularly attend.  In the 6th AFEBI Congress in Surabaya, approximately 250 people participated.  The congress was opened by the governor of East Java, Dr Soekarwo.

Presentation material of Budy Resosudarmo is available.

 

Budy Resosudarmo giving presentation at AFEBI Congress in Surabaya.

Budy Resosudarmo after giving a presentation on how to improve the quality of Indonesian universities at AFEBI Congress in Surabaya.