As the demand for higher education in Indonesia grows, private sector institutions of varying quality are opening up all over the country to fill the gap that state universities cannot meet. This section looks at the measures in place to consolidate the sector.
Indonesia’s universities are not found within the top global institutions worldwide and are seeking to expand partnerships with universities abroad to absorb best practices as well as explore the niche areas in which they can make an impact on the world of academia.
Number of universities: + 3000
80% of Universities are private institutions.
Students in higher education: + 4,000,000 (2011)
University lecturers: 228,781 (2008/9)
Relevant Law: Higher Education Act No.12/2012 July 2012 providing universities with the autonomy to set their own tuition fees and authorising the set up of foreign universities in partnership with Indonesian institutions.