Monash University to open new foreign campus in Indonesia
Australia’s Monash University has announced plans to open a new foreign campus in Indonesia.
Monash university announced that it had been granted approval by the Government of Indonesia to establish the country’s first foreign university campus.
The campus, based in Jakarta and fully supported by both the governments of Indonesia and Australia, will provide research-intensive and industry-engaged Master and PhD level degrees.
There will also be opportunities for research collaboration across the campuses, to provide mobile education opportunities for the students.
Indonesia latest in Monash University’s global campuses
The new Indonesian location is the latest addition to Monash’s global presence, with the university having existing foreign campuses in Malaysia, Suzhou, Italy and Mumbai.
The university claims the campus will provide significant long-term benefits for both Australia and Indonesia in terms of their respective education and research fields, as well as industry collaboration and the two-way flow of students, scholars and innovation.
First Monash in Indonesia short courses intake this year, Masters in 2021
Monash’s Indonesia campus will open with short executive programmes later this year and plans to welcome its first intake of Master students in 2021.
Professor Margaret Gardner AC, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, said: “Monash has a long history of engagement in Indonesia and a desire to build deeper links with a thriving and innovative community with great ambitions for education and research.
“The opening of Monash Indonesia, the first Australian university based in Indonesia, will enable us to work in and with Indonesian people and their organisations to realise their future opportunities.
“The physical establishment also serves as a symbol of Monash’s commitment to Indonesia and the wider Asian region, as well as stronger research and education links between Indonesia and Australia.”
Nadiem Makarim, Indonesia’s Minister for Education and Culture, corroborated this assertion and stated: “I am very pleased Monash University will establish a branch campus in Indonesia.
“This will help accelerate the strengthening of our education system and deepen the social, economic and technological links between Australia and Indonesia. This partnership will be the first out of many other partnerships to come.”
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