Sherry Tanumihardjo, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, is headed to Indonesia this week as part of a 13-person delegation of university faculty and administrators. During the week-long visit, the Higher Education Delegation will meet with presidents and department heads of Indonesian universities in an effort to strengthen ties and forge partnerships to develop dual degree programs, study abroad, faculty exchange, and opportunities for joint research. The delegation will travel to three cities in Indonesia: Jakarta, Surabaya, and Malang, and will include campus visits to 12 public and private Indonesian universities.
As the world’s 4th most populous country and the 16th largest economy in the world, Indonesia already has a middle class larger than the entire population of Canada. Over the next 20 years, it is predicted to become the 7th largest economy in the world with a middle class larger than the population of Japan.