Indonesia Higher Education Project

Daniel Minchew (Minchew@ACT-WASHDC-PO.ACT.ORG)
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 08:13:00 CST

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Indonesia Higher Education Project (HEP)
of the
Asian Development Bank and the Government of Indonesia

Visiting Fellows

AED is seeking candidates and alternates for the International
Visiting Fellows program under the Higher Education Project (HEP).
This is only one part of a much larger project of resident and
short term technical assistance, equipment procurement,
construction and remodeling of a number of universities and
research institutes throughout Indonesia. There is a need for a
total of 30 Fellows, each of which will serve on 2-3 month
assignments at project university locations in Indonesia. Timing
and locations will be determined following project startup later
this year (1995). The hub of activities under the project is two
"resource institutions," the Institute of Technology of Surabaya
(ITS) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Tropical Biology
(BIOTROP) near Bogor.

Fellows will work with Indonesian Fellows at participating project
institutions, bringing their own experience and knowledge of trends
and recent developments in their respective fields. Fellows will
work on the following kinds of activities:


The objective is to stimulate more productive cooperation
among within project universities, between project and other
universities, between universities and research organizations
and between universities and and government and commercial
entities. Networking is seen as a formal structured activity
which requires planning and management. Fellows may be asked
to develop and conduct training for Indonesian university
staff in systematic networking and to assist in the
development of joint proposals for collaborative work between
public universities, local government, industry, and private
universities. The HEP is providing funding for such projects
as well as for meetings, workshops, seminars, etc., to advance
networking of this type.

Student Advisory Centers

The objective is to achieve a better match between the output
of graduates and regional labor market requirements. Fellows
might assist university staff and students to understand where
demand is growing and waning and what medium and long term
trends should be reflected in curriculum and degree program
planning. In addition training might be provided in support
of the establishment of student advisory centers, which will
liaise with potential employers, collect and disseminate labor
market information, and undertake tracer studies of graduates.

Strengthening of Resource Institutions (ITS and BIOTROP)

Fellows might be called upon for a range of activities in
their fields of expertise at the resource institutions, such
as staff training, networking support, research project
development, orientation of faculty slated for training
abroad, etc.

Improved Institutional Management;
Effective Use of Information in Higher Education Management; and
More Efficient Utilization of Institutional Facilities and

Fellows with appropriate backgrounds could be asked to advise
and participate in training for academic, administrative and
technical staff of participating universities in a range of
topics subsumed under the foregoing headings.

Fellows should have doctorates and extensive experience in
disciplines related to the project emphasis on agriculture; basic
sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics;
civil and mechanical engineering; fisheries; forestry; management
and finance. Preference will be given to candidates with prior
work experience in an international technical assistance or
visiting fellow capacity in Indonesia or other Asian countries.

If you wish to be considered or refer candidates, please submit resumes by
May 5 to Ms. Amy Dickinson, Project Associate, Academy for Educational

Regular Mail: 1875 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Fax: 202-884-8410