The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana have jointly developed the project „Nurturing a Culture of Excellence in University Management through Leadership Development and Partnerships“. This training and professional development project in university management is part of the “Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies“ (DIES) programme, which is initiated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) for a period from 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2023.
The key objective of the project is to support participating universities (Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana in Yogyakarta, Universitas Kristen Wira Wacana in Sumba, Universitas Halmahera in Maluku, and Universitas Ottow Geissler in Papua) to improve their educational and management quality standard in the university landscape in Indonesia.
The first outcome of the project should be a transformation of leadership and institutional management in order to upgrade the quality of education and the creation and fostering respectively of a culture of quality at four Indonesian universities. The following aspects are going to be addressed:
- Enhancing university leadership by introducing management techniques, supporting leaders in acquiring and applying managerial skills and helping them in networking.
- Enhancing pedagogic teaching and learning skills by showing ways how the university leadership can support faculty to improve.
- Improving the research infrastructure and raising the research output by introducing management know how aimed at research.
- Improving the quality of the administrative structures and processes with a better utilization of IT.
- Opening up the institutions for international cooperation.
The second outcome on the side of the UAS OS is the improvement of the understanding and ability to contribute to the development of higher education sectors in emerging economies by actively involving experienced experts, academic and management staffs in the project.
Furthermore, Indonesian and international experts are also involved in this four-year project between UAS OS and Indonesia, which will contribute to the success of the project. This collaboration enables the partners to strengthen the existing networks.
The project basically consists of a sequence of workshops, starting in 2020 and ending in 2023. The initiative will be based on a trust-based approach of exchange with the aim of nurturing a culture of quality and excellence. There will be a core group of representatives from all universities participating in the project, which will meet over the length of the project to discuss possibilities for change and next steps. There will be the rectors (or vice-rectors), deans and management staffs from the participating Indonesian universities.
The design implies inputs both from national and international experts, which then will be used by the mentored group to work on specific projects based on the well-established change management tool called “Project Action Plan” (PAP).
The sequence of activities is planned, consisting basically of an approach where a meeting with representatives from all participating universities is followed by a field visit.
The project committee consists of the team of the Asian-German experts, who coordinate and supervise the overall progress of the project.
Tatas Brotosudarmo is an associate professor in biochemistry and natural products at the Food Technology Study Program, Universitas Ciputra, Surabaya, Indonesia. He obtained bachelor in chemistry (2001) from Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia; Diplom Chemie (2006) from Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Germany; and Ph.D (2010) from University of Glasgow, UK. In 2010, he continued postdoctoral studies at Northwestern University, USA and University of Glasgow, UK. He is a young intrapreneurial leader. In the previous post at Universitas Ma Chung, he succeeded to lead Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP) as the first research centre from a private HEI to receive the recognition award as a National CoE by the MoRTHE of Republic of Indonesia. As a scientist, He has been recognized as a leading biochemist in the field of photosynthesis in Indonesia. British Council has awarded him the UK Alumni Professional Achievement Award in 2017 for his contribution in developing science and research in Indonesia and works that has influenced the Indonesian government’s policy on the use of synthetic food colours, to turn to a more environmentally sustainable solution. He is very active in scientific and academic communities. He served as the President of the Indonesian Chemical Society in 2017-2019, Chair of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MSCA) Southeast Asia Chapter in 2017-2019, Vice Chair for Science and Policy of the Indonesian Young Academy of Science in 2018-2020, and the Project Manager for Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) Deans’ Course for Private Higher Education Institution for Indonesia in 2018. In 2020, he received a Georg Foster Senior Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Currently, he is also as an active guest professor at Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University, Japan.
Rector of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Henry Feriadi is an Architect and Associate Professor at Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW). He obtained Ir (Insinyur) or B.Arch from Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan Bandung in 1992. The first academic career as Educator started when he joined as Junior Lecturer at UKDW in 1992. The first international experience he got when he received scholarship from Honda corporation to join ASEAN Young Leadership Courses of IATSS Forum in Suzuka, Japan for three months in 1993. With the support of ASEAN Graduate Scholarship in 1998 - 2000, he got an opportunity to study further for his Master degree (M.Sc in Building Science) at School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore (NUS). From 2000 – 2003, he continued for doctoral research program at SDE-NUS on Thermal Comfort for Naturally Ventilated Buildings in the Tropics, supported by President Graduate Research Fellowship grant from Singapore Government. After completion Ph.D program, he returned to UKDW and continue to teach Architecture students and carry out architectural science researches. His leadership experience in managing UKDW as a higher education institution are shaped during his leadership tasks in various positions as Vice Dean of Academic affairs (2003), Dean of Faculty of Engineering (2003-2010), Vice Rector of Partnership and Institutional Advancement (2010-2014) and Rector (2014 – present). He enjoys also his calling to serve the people in needs through his architecture profession since 1997 as a founder team and now National Board Advisor of Habitat for Humanity – Indonesia, a NGO which focus on providing simple and decent houses for the poor and post disaster reconstruction. Since 2001, he has been managing collaboratively the PetraFM Radio in Jogjakarta, a Christian based radio ministry to voice peace and transformation.
Rector of Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, Indonesia
Dr. Limantara is a research scientist and a woman leader at higher education institution. She obtained B.Sc in Biology (1990) from Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia; M.Sc in Chemistry (1994) and Ph.D in Chemistry (1998) from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. She pursued postdoctoral study at Department Biologie I, Ludwig Maximilian Universität München in 2001 with Bioscience Special Programme, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and in 2004 with the Georg Forster Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She was a Humboldt Ambassador Scientist for Indonesia in 2011-2017. She started her career at higher education institution as a faculty member (1990 – 2007) of Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Satya Wacana Christian University, Head of Magister Biology Department (2004 – 2007), Graduate School, Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia. Dr Limantara was the first rector of Universitas Ma Chung, Malang (2007-2015) and has succeeded to make the university being recognised by the Ministry as in top 5 private universities in East Java Province during her leadership. Then she moved to Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, a new private university in Bintaro Jaya as rector for 2015-2023, bringing Universitas Pembangunan Jaya from rank 1932 (2015) to rank 92 (2020) in Indonesia. Currently, she serves as the vice chairwoman in the Association of Private Higher Education Institution of Indonesia region IVB. She is a regional expert and trainer for DIES ProGRANT (2014 - present) for the ASEAN region. As a trainer, Dr. Limantara has equipped herself and participated in various international trainings, including the International Deans' Course (IDC) 2012-2013, AUN QA training (2013), ToT DIES ProGRANT (2014, 2018) and ToT DIES NMT (2017). Her active engagement in developing good governance and management in Higher Education Institution did not keep her away from scientific research. She managed to establish and develop her research group at Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments (MRCPP), Universitas Ma Chung. She works on photosynthetic pigments and its application for functional foods and health. Her research works have been recognised by scientific community in Indonesia and international. She obtained many international grants such as from International Foundation for Science (Sweden), Organization of International Chemical Weapon Prohibition or ICWP (Netherland), TWAS Research Grant (Italy). In the past she received several prestigious awards, including the 1st Place Lecturer Award (2004) in Central Java Province, 2nd Place National Lecturer Award (2004), Toray Science and Technology Award (2005) from Indonesia Toray Science Foundation, and currently the Humboldt Alumni Award (2018).
Dr. Gladys Nivera is a professor in mathematics education at the Philippine Normal University (PNU), the country’s National Center for Teacher Education. She was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Mathematics at PNU for 7 years until April 2020 when she applied for a Sabbatical leave. Previously, she served as Chair of the Mathematics Department. As a 2-term presidential appointee and Mathematics Representative to the Teacher Education Council (TEC) from 2006 to 2014, she was involved in policy making for teacher education and in implementing programs and pro-jects for the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education. She was an alumna of IDC-SEA 2016/2017. At present, she is the team leader of the IDC National Multiplication Training - Philippines 2020. She holds a Doctorate in Science Education, Major in Mathematics from the De la Salle University, Manila. On the side, she writes text-books for K to Grade 10.
Peter Mayer is Professor of International Economics at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück. He holds a doctorate from the Goethe University, Frankfurt. Between 2003 and 2007, Professor Mayer was Dean of the Faculty for Business Management and Social Sciences of the University of Applied Science Osnabrück as well as Vice President for International Affairs. In his teaching, he focusses on international economic relations, European integration, and business ethics. Shortterm teaching assignments brought him to Oshkosh/USA, Port Elizabeth/South Africa, Vilnius /Lithuania, Bratislava/Slovakia, Seoul/ South Korea and Paris/France. From 2006 to 2012, he was a member of the accreditation committee for private higher education institutions of the German Council of Science and Humanities and concurrently referee for some DAAD programmes. He was also referee for research projects of Universities of Applied Sciences in North Rhine Westphalia (2006-2007) and in Baden-Württemberg (2007- 2016). His research and publications concentrate on European integration and higher education issues. For the DIES programme, he has been project manager for the International Deans’ Course since 2007.
Duu Sheng Ong earned his PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK and his MPhil and BSc(Hons) in Physics from University of Malaya, Malaysia. In 1999, he joined Multimedia University (MMU), the first private university in Malaysia, and obtained his full Professorship at the Faculty of Engineering in 2009. He was the Programme Coordinator of MEng in Microelectronics (2001-2006), Director of Research Management Centre (2008), Dean of Institute for Postgraduate Studies (2009-2010) and Vice President of Academic (2011-2014). He has been a resource person for higher education management, quality assurance and leadership workshop and training programme since 2014. He is a Principal Assessor of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and an Assessor of Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA). He is a Fellow of Institute of Physics Malaysia and he holds the Chartered Physicist of Institute of Physics UK since 2000 and Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council UK since 2014. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers US, DAAD alumnus and Humboldt Research Fellow Germany since 2006. His current research interests are centered on THz electronic devices and modelling of novel low-dimensional materials.
Dr. Nemuel Daniel Pah was the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of Universitas Surabaya (2011-2019), one of the five best private universities in Indonesia. His responsibility is to introduce strategic policies that enable all Deans and Directors in the academic area to perform efficiently towards the university’s goals concerning academic issues. He represented the university in Association of University in Asia and Pacific (AUAP) meetings in China (2012) and Thailand (2015) that initiated academic collaborations between universities in Asia and Pacific. Since 2012, Dr. Pah has been the Komisariat I Chairman of Indonesian Private University Association (APTISI) in East Java, Indonesia. Before serving as Vice Rector, Dr. Pah was appointed as the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Surabaya (2003 – 2011).
Dr. Pah holds a doctorate degree in signal processing from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. His research areas are in biomedical signal processing, image processing and intelligent robotics.
Dr.-Ing. Wiyatiningsih is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD), Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta – Indonesia. She started her work in UKDW as lecturer in 1996. After accomplishing her graduate degree at the Department of Architecture, Gadjah Mada University in 2000, she held the task as secretary of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering UKDW (2000 – 2004). From 2004 to 2005 she took a part in German language course in Bochum, Germany. After finishing the German language course, she studied doctorate program at the Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2005 – 2010). She got the scholarship from Evangelischer Entwicklungsdients e.V. (EED) Germany. She returned to her home country and carries out her work as lecturer at the Department of Architecture, the Faculty of Architecture and Design developed from the Faculty of Engineering. From 2011 to 2014 she held the task as the vice dean for finance and administration affairs of the Faculty of Architecture and Design. From 2015 to 2019 she became the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design. Currently, she is the head of the Institute for Research and Community Service UKDW. In addition, she has been working together with the partner institutions since 2016 until now, that are as the executive board of Indonesia’s Construction Service Development Institute of Yogyakarta Province (LPJK) and the reviewer of Yogyakarta Research Network (Jarlit).