The transformation of higher education in Indonesia

“INDONESIA is experiencing a little-noticed but fundamental transformation in tertiary education. Enrolments are growing extremely fast, from about 2000 students at the time of independence in 1945 to almost four million today, a figure exceeded in Asia only by China and India.

This growth has far-reaching implications for Australia. For the past decade, Australia has been the largest destination for Indonesian university students going abroad. But just as we have dropped the ball with Indonesian language education, so too is there a danger universities are missing out on long-term opportunities.”

Read the full article by Professor Hal Hill (ANU) and senior economist The Kwan Lie (LIPI, Jakarta) first published in The Australian on 28 March 2012, at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/graduation-day-for-indonesia-on-horizon/story-e6frgcjx-1226311736805

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