Internationalisation of Indonesian higher education : a study from the periphery

Soejatminah, Sri 2009, Internationalisation of Indonesian higher education : a study from the periphery, Asian social science, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 70-78.

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Title Internationalisation of Indonesian higher education : a study from the periphery
Author(s) Soejatminah, Sri
Journal name Asian social science
Volume number 5
Issue number 9
Start page 70
End page 78
Total pages 9
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Place of publication Toronto , Canada
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 1911-2025
1911-2017
Keyword(s) Internationalisation
Higher Education
Globalisation
English
Indonesia
Summary Globalisation as a global phenomenon has been influencing Indonesian Higher Education like other education systems in the world. Internationalisation in response to globalisation is a common feature in majority universities. It is also a feature of Indonesian Higher Education institutions, yet so far it seems that the way in which Indonesian higher education is responding to globalisation with internationalisation of its universities is not well reported.
This paper aims to address this gap by examining relevant government papers, policies, research, reports and other documents available on line as well as at web sites of universities and other related web sites depicting how internationalisation has been conducted in Indonesian higher education. The paper attempts to reveal the perceived challenges of globalisation for Indonesian higher education and to what extent and in what form internationalisation has been achieved. Particularly, it will analyse the relation between policies and practices and identify barriers to internationalisation. However, it should be noted that this article is selective rather than comprehensive in reflecting on the internationalisation process in Indonesian higher education.
Findings show that globalisation is perceived as a challenge requiring a response rather than as a threat to be dealt with. Many sources reflect that the government has been initiating and facilitating various programs to support internationalisation within the system. It appears that lack of capability at the institution level slows down the process. Under-representation of institutions reflected in the under-developed websites results in opacity of the real capacity of institutions. It seems that improving the basic factors shaping internationalisation such as capacities in English and ICT (Marginson, 2007) would trigger further the development of internationalisation in Indonesian higher education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Canadian Center of Science and Education
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