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The Joint Council has led two delegations of U.S. higher education officials to Indonesia, one in April 2012 and one in November 2012.  Together these delegations have brought 21 university and 5 community college officials to Indonesia to meet with 30 Indonesian universities.  Between the two delegations, U.S. institutions had the opportunity to engage with over 200 Indonesian higher education officials on campus visits, at forums, and receptions. Learn more about participating universities by visiting the below delegation pages.

While the focus of these delegations has been on seeking out new partnerships in such areas as student and faculty exchange, joint research, and dual degree programs, the latest delegation also had a focus on community colleges. Below are some of the delegation outcomes.

Partnership Agreements Signed:

  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM), DIKTI, and the East-West Center signed a three-way MOU which expands Indonesian faculty’s opportunities for Master’s or Ph.D. level study in economic, social, cultural, political, environmental, agricultural, scientific, and health-related fields of importance to Indonesia and available at UHM. The EWC and individual UHM departments will review applications while DIKTI is expected to provide funding to the candidates who will receive the most favorable rates of UHM tuition and on-campus housing.
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa signed an MOU with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) agreeing to cooperate on international programs in the areas of architecture and urban planning. Discussions are underway to establish a dual degree master’s program on regional planning between the two institutions.
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa signed an MOU with Binus University to permit student exchange between the two institutions and allow Binus students to apply as special non-degree students through the Mānoa International Exchange (MIX).
  • The University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) signed an MOU to cooperate on international programs.  A concrete student exchange agreement has been concluded and two students from UII will be taking three master’s courses at UHM for the Spring 2013 semester which will count towards their degree. The two university’s administrations are in discussions to establish a dual degree program as well.
  • Leeward Community College, a member of the University of Hawai’i system, signed MOUs with Ma Chung University and Universitas Multimedia Nusantara.
  • Rutgers University signed an MOU with Gadjah Mada University on collaboration research in psychology and is in discussion about further collaboration in the STEM fields and faculty exchange.
  • Rutgers University signed an MOU with Ma Chung University.
  • Rutgers University signed an MOU with Universitas National of Jakarta.
  • Northern Arizona University signed an MOU with Mataram University for collaboration in research and capacity building.
  • Northern Arizona University signed an MOU with Muhammadiyah University in Yogyakarta to initiate a 2+2 dual degree program for undergraduate students and explore opportunities for faculty exchange.
  • Chemeketa Community College signed an MOU with Bakrie University related to faculty exchange.  Two Bakrie faculty members will participate in the exchange in 2013.

Upcoming Agreements:

  • Portland State University is in the process of signing an MOU with Ma Chung University for PSU students to study abroad in Malang.
  • Chemeketa Community College is close to signing an MOU with Universitas Pelita Herapan in Jakarta.
  • Rutgers is looking to sign agreements with BINUS and Institut Teknologi Bandung.