This chapter includes the following articles.
Projected to have a workforce of 65m young adults by 2035, the country is turning its focus to education to better ensure its citizens will be prepared to perform in an increasingly competitive economy. Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most-populated country and guaranteeing that everyone has access to quality education is no easy feat, especially considering the many infrastructural challenges posed by its archipelagic terrain. While the construction of new school facilities continues to receive investment, authorities are simultaneously prioritising improvements to curriculum and teacher performance to boost the overall quality of public education. Meanwhile, the sector has seen increasing private participation since it was removed from the negative investment list in 2010, allowing foreign investment into the education sphere.
This chapter contains an interview with Mohommad Nasih, Rector, Universitas Airlangga.