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Jakarta Post

University aims to create new middle class

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 5 2009   /  01:23 pm

Jakarta's Paramadina University, in cooperation with corporate partners, is offering full scholarships to talented students as it bids to "strengthen society's middle class", says rector Anies Baswedan. Anies told The Jakarta Post recently that with this "clear vision" in mind, the university had come up with a breakthrough program to draw outstanding students from all over the country. "A university should serve as the place where people from all walks of life get the education they need to allow them to rise to a higher social class," he said. Since 2008, the university has been handing out full scholarships under it's Paramadina Fellowship Program (PF) to selected students. The money - Rp 65 million (US$6,500) for students from Jakarta and Rp 100 million for those from outside the capital - is contributed by 25 corporations and individuals, including state-owned le...