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5 Top Universities In Indonesia You Should Know About

Indonesia is a popular tourist destination, and the world knows about this fact. However, lately and gradually, it is becoming an important destination for higher education. While the country has undertaken a significant number of endeavours to overhaul its higher education system, it still has a long way to go. Nevertheless, Indonesian universities have begun amassing a good reputation regionally, and if this consistent overhaul continues, then they will soon become global phenomena.

In terms of international ranking, Indonesian universities have improved. Students who are interested in pursuing higher education from any of these universities should get reasonable opportunities to educate themselves in an academically positive and thriving environment. You should consider studying in any of the 5 universities that I am going to mention in this article. These universities are among the country’s best and have attracted a large number of students from the south-east region.

So, here are 5 Indonesian universities you should know about.

  1. University of Indonesia
    The top-ranking university in Indonesia is the University of Indonesia. It was established in the year 1924 in the then Dutch East Indies and is now regarded as the most prestigious university in the country. As of today, there are 14 faculties and 2 schools in the academic organization of the university. These faculties include those of Dentistry, Public Health, Social and Political Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Science, Law, Humanities, and Psychology. The two schools are the School of Environment Science and the School of Strategic and Global Studies. To augment the overall academic experience of the students, it has entered into a number of partnerships with foreign universities such as Singapore University of Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Osaka University, and Leiden University.
  2. Bandung Institute of Technology
    Bandung Institute of Technology is the country’s first-ever technology-oriented institution of higher education and maintains very high standards of education. It was founded in the year 1920 and has been a top choice among students ever since. Many of its programs have obtained accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, United States of America. Overall, there are 12 faculties and schools which include the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, and School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. The university maintains a massive mining research centre that conducts regional and international level research.
  3. Gadjah Mada University
    Established in the year 1949, Gadjah Mada University is a public university that is among the oldest in the region. In terms of enrolment, it holds the top position in the country. A notable feature of the university is its extensive academic organization that includes as many as 18 faculties and 27 research centres. Over here, faculties include those of Agricultural Technology, Forestry, Geography, Pharmacy, Psychology, Medicine, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. With the collaboration of Temple University and the University of Kentucky, the university introduced a postgraduate programme in the field of management. So far as its research centres are concerned, they include the Centre for Environmental Studies, Centre for World Trade Studies, and Centre for Studies in Regional and Development Planning.
  4. Brawijaya University
    Brawijaya University is a high-profile university, with its main campus in Malang. Being the wealthiest university in the country, it has invested immensely into the development of the academic structure for the students. Students can choose from a pool of programmes offered in its many faculties; these faculties include those of Economics and Business, Social and Political Sciences, Vocational Education, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Natural Science. Alongside, it invests in the conduction of notable research works. For offering international exposure to its students, many collaborations with international universities such as Yamaguchi University, Japan have been entered into.
  5. Bogor Agricultural University
    Located in the namesake city, Bogor Agricultural University is a state-run university with its primary focus on agriculture. Being an agriculture-oriented university, it runs a number of related faculties and departments which include those of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Forestry, Fisheries and Marine Science, Human Ecology, and Veterinary Medicine. The university has plans to establish a Seed Centre to research the development of high-yielding seeds and reduce the country’s reliance on imports. There are other institutes under its aegis such as the Institute of Research and Community Empowerment.

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email alexandra-dimitropoulou@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.