Indonesia’s Unequal Higher Education

When Indonesia’s Directorate of Research, Technology and Higher Education released its 2017 list of the country’s 100 top universities, it found that 71 of them are located on the island of Java. That points up what is a bigger problem: the geographical imbalances that are skewed towards Java, the home of Jakarta, the country’s capital and biggest city by far. The problem of distributing resources to other regions of the country so far has been insurmountable.

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