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Scene: US invests US$19 million for local education

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, January 30 2012   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: The United States will invest $19 million in Indonesian higher education over the coming years through its Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) program.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) developed the program to support Indonesia in its effort to develop world-class higher education institutions and in preparing students to be successful leaders.

“The United States is a proud partner in strengthening Indonesia’s nearly 3,000 universities and helping students meet the needs of a changing world. Strong universities will help Indonesia further grow and develop, and play its rightful role in accelerating the global economy,” said US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel over the weekend.

He added the program would also benefit the US.

The HELM program will facilitate the exchange of leadership and management experience,...