Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia sign an MOU on Human Capital Empowerment and Innovation for Technology Ecosystem

Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia sign an MOU on Human Capital Empowerment and Innovation for Technology Ecosystem 

  • Training initiative is part of shared mission of Traveloka and Monash University,  Indonesia to support the development of Indonesia by creating digital talents.
  • A one-year MOU between Traveloka and Monash University,  Indonesia will help university professionals in the areas of upskilling and technology expertise.

JAKARTA, 3 MARCH 2022 – Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on Human Capital Empowerment and Innovation for Technology Ecosystem today that will offer capacity building academic training for university professionals. The MOU was signed by Ellen Tuwaidan, Head of People Operations, Traveloka, at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Australia in Jakarta, and graced by the presence of the Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D., IPU, Asean Eng., Plt. Director General of Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. It was hosted by the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Penny Williams.

Leveraging on the strengths of Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s lifestyle superapp with over 40 million active users, across more than 20 product categories, ranging from transportation, accommodation, lifestyle services, and financial services, as well as Monash University, Indonesia, the first foreign university established in Indonesia, operating with the support of both the Indonesia and Australian governments, the MOU seeks to support, among other things, the Indonesian government’s goal of reaching nine million digital talents by 2035, through a one-year collaborative academic partnership.

Specifically, under the MOU, the two organizations will look to collaborate by:

  • Supporting the Indonesian government’s goal in reaching nine million digital talents by 2035
  • Contributing to the creation of an exceptional talent pool in Indonesia in the Digital Technology domain, to meet industry’s needs
  • Upskilling the university’s academics with real business use cases from the industry and encourage bridging of academic preparation with industry expectations, as well as to address the technology industry’s talent and skills needed to stay relevant in the fast-changing technology sector

Traveloka’s co-founder, Albert said, “Both Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia have been collaborating across various projects and witnessed great results. This new partnership will continue to build upon the foundation established and see both parties cooperate further to achieve our shared mission of developing a talent pool in Indonesia for the fast-evolving technology sector and continue to strengthen our long-standing relationship.”

“It is good that both Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia are coming together to upskill the next generation of university academics with real business use cases from the industry, and to encourage knowledge sharing to stay relevant in today’s tech landscape,” shared Professor Andrew MacIntyre, President, Monash University, Indonesia.

Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D., IPU, Asean Eng., Plt. The Director General of Higher Education, Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, said, "The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia in the field of education is expected to be able to bring positive contributions to talents in the country.  We see that this collaboration can encourage the realization of nine million digital talents in Indonesia by 2035, which is one of the government's missions."

Ambassador Penny Williams adds, “I am delighted Monash and Traveloka are partnering to build digital skills and literacy – at a time when Indonesia is prioritizing digital transformation through its G20 presidency.  These are exactly the partnerships we hope and expect to see more of as Australia and Indonesia implement IA-CEPA.  As the first foreign university in Indonesia, Monash is leading the way.”

This MOU also solidifies the existing relationship between Traveloka and Monash University, Indonesia in the areas of upskilling, networking, and training initiatives.

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About Traveloka

Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s lifestyle superapp, provides users access to discover and purchase a wide range of travel, local services, and financial services products. Traveloka’s comprehensive product portfolio includes transport booking services such as flight tickets, bus, trains, car rental, airport transfer, as well as access to the largest accommodation inventory in Southeast Asia, including hotels, apartments, guest houses, homestays, resorts, and villas, making Traveloka as a booking platform with widest selections of accommodation and packages.

Traveloka is also a key player in the local services category offering reservations for a wide range of local attractions, activities, wellness and beauty clinics, culinary directories as well as food delivery. Traveloka also offers financing, payment, and insurance products to help Southeast Asian consumers fulfill their lifestyle aspirations. Traveloka provides 24/7 customer service in the local language as well as more than 40 different local payment methods. Traveloka’s lifestyle SuperApp has been downloaded more than 60 million times, making it the most popular travel and lifestyle booking application in the Southeast Asian region.

About Monash University, Indonesia 

Established as an official legal entity in Indonesia in November 2021, Monash University, Indonesia is a manifestation of the commitment of Monash University and the Indonesian government to create knowledge that can contribute broadly to the development of the social, technological and economic sectors in Indonesia.

Monash University, Indonesia offers Masters and PhD degree courses, along with a variety of sector-specific executive and micro-credential programs.

Monash University, Indonesia is equipped with Monash University Australia standardized learning facilities and is currently open for new students admissions, as well as scholarships for study in May and October 2022.

Monash has a proud long-term relationship with Indonesia and is a foreign university with the highest number of Indonesian graduates. The track record of good relations between Monash and Indonesia is manifested in collaborations between the two parties, such as the Herb Feith Centre, RISE, the World Mosquito Program, and the Citarum Action Research Program (CARP).

With a presence on three continents, international partnerships and study abroad programs around the world, Monash is Australia's largest university, ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has a dynamic network of research and teaching sites in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, China and India.

The unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside a series of international collaborations with leading universities and companies around the world, expanding the University's global network.

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