Jakarta, 12 December 2017
Choosing The Right Employment Starts From Choosing The Right University
Many young graduates are having difficulties finding jobs because of a major skills gap. Indonesia faces the most severe youth unemployment problem with close to 20 percent of the country’s youth not being able to find a job -- the highest among the countries surveyed in the report, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
The fact that one in three young Indonesians remain unemployed for 12 months, despite having a tertiary education, reflects a mismatch between the skills that Indonesia’s youth possess and the skills that industries require, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo stated that human resource development has become the second focus for the government after infrastructure, highlighting on curriculum innovation and education system. The President stated that there has been no basic improvement in education in Indonesia for the last 30 years and hopes to change this.
To provide opportunities for aspiring and bright young students and parents who want to ensure that their children can become Game Changers in Indonesia’s rapidly evolving economy was the cause behind the establishment of the Sampoerna University. Sampoerna University stands for access to an internationally-recognized education made possible and accessible to the students in Indonesia. It was born from recognition that there is an urgent need for high-quality internationally-recognized education pathways, to fulfil Indonesia’s future demand for a higher education and skilled workforce. The Sampoerna University is part of the first fully integrated education system in Indonesia to apply an internationally-recognized curriculum in English with a focus on STEAM (Science, technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) so students can develop skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. These will produce students who are work-ready, world-ready, and ready to lead.
Sampoerna University offers Indonesia’s strongest academic programs that have been recognized globally. Our degrees and curriculum meet the highest international standards and have been developed in collaboration with top American universities. Students will be challenged to think and perform on a more advanced level so they can acquire the qualifications for a rewarding and global career after they graduate.
The faculty at Sampoerna University provide an exceptional learning experience and are recognized as leading experts in their field. Over 75% of SU faculty hold doctoral degrees — five times the national average for all universities. This means students will learn from the best minds from Indonesia and abroad. Students will also have the opportunity to attend guest lecturers from leading research institutions. Furthermore, all our faculty members bring the latest technology into classrooms — creating a dynamic, interactive learning experience that allows our students to learn anytime, anywhere.
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