Universities must promote pluralism and admit Papuan students

The Institute for Research, Education and Information on Economy and Social Affairs (LP3ES) has urged universities in Indonesia to play an active role in ensuring Papua remains a part of the country by promoting pluralism in their campus communities, reports Antara News.

To this end, the universities could support the nation’s collective efforts to care for Papua by consistently accommodating Papuans within their respective campus communities, LP3ES head Didik J Rachbini said.

Speaking at a webinar on the economic and political research on military placement in Papua on Monday 18 October, he argued that pluralism is necessary for campus communities in Papua and outside Papua. In this regard, Papuan students need to be admitted at various universities, including the Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java, and the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Rachbini argued.
Full report on the Antara News site