CQUni opens first Australian university centre in Indonesia

Published:19 March 2020

CQUniversity team surrounding around the welcoming reception with smiles posing to the camera.

CQUniversity this week opened the first ever Australia university centre in Indonesia.

Delivery is commencing for corporate training programs focusing on business, law, governance and business ethics and ELICOS (English Language), as well as a dual Master of Management and MBA program in partnership with Bakrie University.

Under the partnership, Bakrie will teach the first four semester subjects and CQUni the remainder. All students must pass Australian-standard entry requirements, including English language proficiency.

The courses are being offered from an 18th-floor centre in south Jakarta's embassy and business district, in partnership with a private Indonesian operator called Bakrie University.

CQUni Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Alastair Dawson says "Indonesia recognises it has to improve the quality of its education, that they’re growing at a rapid rate and need to expand access to higher education".

The CQUni Executive Business Training Centre can currently accommodate up to 300 students and has options to expand to the floors directly above and below it. It has the country's first digital lecture theatre.

Campus Head Professor Hendrick Halim says CQUni also hopes to expand its online learning in coming years as part of its
commitment to help the Indonesian government broaden higher education access for its youth population.

“It’s not currently part of the education culture in Indonesia but technology is moving at such a rapid pace that it’s offering great
opportunities to deliver quality education that is as good as face-to-face, and part of that expansion is convincing government to
recognise that,” Prof Halim said.

CQUniversity has been invited by the Indonesian Government to help it establish a new sustainable beef industry in Bali as part of its national planning framework. An MOU with the Bali Provincial government, TIQ, CQUni and the Indonesian national government was signed this week to explore that opportunity.