Government Invites Foreign Chancellors to Lead Indonesian Universities

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian government invites foreign chancellors to lead state universities (PTNs) in Indonesia in order to increase their ranking to the top 100 in the world.

It was stated by the Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir. He explained that for foreign chancellors who want to lead higher education in Indonesia, one of the criteria is he has a good strategy, which can boost reputation and educational performance.

The foreign chancellors must have a good track record and benefit for the progress of higher education in Indonesia.

Minister Nasir also ensured that the budget for paying foreign chancellors would be provided directly by the government, without reducing the PTN budget.

The government targets that in 2020 there will be universities that are led by the best chancellors from abroad and in 2024 the number is targeted to increase to five state universities.

“(We will challenge the foreign chancellor). You can increase the ranking of this university to the top 200 in the world. After that, it was achieved, the next 150 major worlds. After this, it is the 100 biggest in the world. It must be like that. We cannot target items per item, “he said when he was a guest speaker at Metro Morning PrimeTime, which was quoted by MINA on Saturday, July 27.

“It cannot reach that target, later (he must improve) his publication, bring in foreign lecturers, bring in foreign students, even Indonesian students can send abroad,” said the Minister.

Nasir added that there were several improvements to the regulations needed to invite foreign chancellors, starting from the Government Regulation.

Regarding the preparedness of foreign chancellor to be chosen, his team is currently discussing what criteria are needed so that the chancellor-led PTN can reach the top 100 in the world. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)