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Indonesian universities in transition: Catching up and opening up

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Indonesia's higher education system is changing rapidly: in 2010 there were about 5 million students, up from 2,000 in 1945. Effectively the tertiary system has four tiers, three of which are within the public sector. However, the system is increasingly private sector driven. The key themes of this paper on universities are rapid growth; overcoming the historical backlog; and the need for further fundamental reform. The quality of Indonesia's tertiary institutions is highly variable. Governance structures and incentives regimes within the state universities are complex and obscure. The government both over-regulates and under-regulates. Major reforms are under way and increasing financial resources are available. © 2012 Copyright Indonesia Project ANU.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hill, H., & Wie, T. K. (2012). Indonesian universities in transition: Catching up and opening up. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 48(2), 229-251. doi:10.1080/00074918.2012.694156

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864560093

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 229

End Page


  • 251

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Indonesia's higher education system is changing rapidly: in 2010 there were about 5 million students, up from 2,000 in 1945. Effectively the tertiary system has four tiers, three of which are within the public sector. However, the system is increasingly private sector driven. The key themes of this paper on universities are rapid growth; overcoming the historical backlog; and the need for further fundamental reform. The quality of Indonesia's tertiary institutions is highly variable. Governance structures and incentives regimes within the state universities are complex and obscure. The government both over-regulates and under-regulates. Major reforms are under way and increasing financial resources are available. © 2012 Copyright Indonesia Project ANU.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hill, H., & Wie, T. K. (2012). Indonesian universities in transition: Catching up and opening up. Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 48(2), 229-251. doi:10.1080/00074918.2012.694156

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864560093

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 229

End Page


  • 251

Volume


  • 48

Issue


  • 2