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March 2022


Indonesian education scandal should lead to improving the sector at a time of high demand

The latest corruption scandal in Indonesian public higher education should start a backlash to finally reform – and strengthen – the sector Indonesia has more than 4,500 higher education institutions – 2,000 more than China – and research productivity has increased in recent years, albeit off a low base. However, Indonesia’s highest ranked institution in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022, the University of Indonesia, is only 17th in Southeast Asia – in the 801-1000 range globally. And Indonesian universities’ rankings are generally declining. The global reputation for local higher education is in contrast of a growing demand for…
Rosalind De Sailly
March 1, 2022