December 16, 2019, by Jason Feehily
Forging Policies – the Indonesian Ministry of Education & Culture visit Nottingham
Forging policies, strengthening collaborations and redirecting momentum in Indonesia’s University System.
The University of Nottingham was delighted to welcome the delegation from Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture on the 9th December 2019. The University of Nottingham’s developing partnership with Indonesia encapsulates its vision of increasing international collaboration and producing more world-changing research that will have a real impact on lives and societies around the globe.
Mr Suhadi Lili, Mrs Rini Furgoniaty, Mrs Windi Lestari, Mr Sutoyo and Mr Daris met Professor Philip Shipway, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education & Student Experience. The delegation, headed by Mr Suhadi Lili, came specifically, just to Nottingham, to involve Nottingham in their ideas on how they plan to transform their University Education System.
The discussion that followed was informative for both parties, thus re-enforcing the unique nature of this collaboration. Topics discussed included methods for internal and external monitoring of teaching quality, the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey and improvements in how research is assessed without the use of metrics such as h-index.
Ideas built from the knowledge exchange, such as information about the ‘Teaching Excellence Scheme’, ‘DLHE’ and building closer links to industry, a particular strength of the University of Nottingham, will help catalyse the thinking around forging new policies for Indonesian Universities.
This engagement is another example of an opportunity resulting from the collaborative partnership between Indonesia and the University of Nottingham. Recently this included 5 sponsored Indonesian PhD students enrolling at the University of Nottingham’s Engineering Department as part of the Framework Cooperation Agreement 2018, designed to promote a new generation of Indonesian academic leaders to solve global problems.
Overall, another successful collaboration opportunity that would have not been possible without the engagement of the University of Nottingham Engineering Department and the Indonesian Doctoral Training Partnership, directed by the University’s Assistant Professor in Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Bagus Muljadi.
Communications Officer – Indonesian Doctoral Training Partnership