Universities join hands to tackle funding issues

Dozens of state-owned and private universities in the country recently agreed to join hands to overcome limited government funding for academics, research and innovation, writes Wahyoe Boediwardhana for The Jakarta Post.

Forty-one state and private universities have agreed to take part in the newly established Eastern Part of Indonesia-University Network, which will help universities cope with the limited amount of research as well as research funds, Surabaya’s Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology rector Joni Hermana said recently. The universities can allocate research funds in accordance with their abilities. The funds will then be used jointly under a cross-subsidy scheme.

“Collaboration can manage the issue of limited human resources. Not only that, but the final research in scientific journals or publications could multiply each year because the research is conducted jointly, with varied topics and human resources,” he told The Jakarta Post.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site