Sriwijaya University seeks to build a reputation on the world stage. As such, we are prioritizing on becoming a research university as our foremost competence, including by requiring our students to carry out research as a prerequisite to graduating. Furthermore, in aligning ourselves with the trend of globalisation, we have begun the long process of standardising our programmes to be on par with other institutions across the globe. To serve the goal of becoming a research university, we currently already have a roadmap for research in place focusing on three particular topics; energy, ecology and food sustainability. Another progress which we have also experienced is that our research budget continues to increase every year.
As a university located in South Sumatera, our students come from all over Indonesia, even regions such as Manado and Papua. This also applies for overseas students as we have students from countries like Malaysia, Bangladesh, as well as from other places throughout the world. Our facilities are also comparable to universities in Java as Indonesia’s main hub for higher education, including in the availability of more than 110 study programmes to choose from. For our future plans, we plan to establish a Faculty of Sports in keeping with South Sumatra’s coming into prominence in that domain.
At present, Sriwijaya University has joint research programs with various Japanese universities mainly on the topics of agriculture and the environment, as well as with Malaysia for technical engineering, and with the Netherlands on the subjects of mathematics and water management, to name a few.