Second Monash Doctoral Information Day builds on success

The second annual Monash Doctoral Information Day (MDD), held in Jakarta in September 2017, highlighted significant interest and appetite for doctoral and postgraduate studies in Indonesia. There was a substantial increase in both registrations and attendance from the inaugural MDD. Overall, participants found the event useful and were more likely to choose Monash for future studies as a result. Over 96% of respondents identified the MDD as a highly valuable experience. MDD showcased Monash University’s excellence in research and education, and provided practical information to support participants to change their life by advancing their studies.

The main event included an expo, personal consultations, presentations on preparing and applying for doctoral and HDR studies, as well as funding options. Professor Zlatko Skrbiš, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) opened the event and noted that, “Monash is delighted to be returning to Jakarta. The excellent response we have received from the hundreds of participants demonstrates the strong interest in Indonesia for research and education excellence and complements the Indonesian government’s aim to continue to grow doctoral studies and research capacity in the country”.

The two-day event included experts and staff from:

  • Faculty of Arts (humanities and social sciences)
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Global Engagement)
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)
  • Monash Business School
  • Monash University Malaysia.

We were also fortunate to have representatives from the Indonesian tertiary sector, Indonesian and Australian scholarship bodies, industry, and the Victorian Government involved. Specific masters sessions were offered in disciplines offered under arts, engineering, information technology, and medicine, nursing and health sciences. We welcomed the opportunity to connect with our extensive pool of alumni at panel and networking events.

The Monash Business School provided a comprehensive program including a leadership seminar and a masterclass to engage with business leaders, doctoral alumni, prospective PhD candidates and Indonesian business schools. The seminar, Leading in the Age of Transparency: The OJK Experience featured distinguished doctoral alumnus Dr Muliaman Hadad (founding Chairman of Indonesia’s Financial Authority – OJK) and Monash Associate Professor Sen Sendjaya. The Masterclass presented by Professor Edward Buckingham gave insights into the Future of Work in Indonesia.

The Dean of Arts, Professor Sharon Pickering hosted the Monash Arts Global Alumni: Impact and Change in Indonesia panel discussion that featured Professor Ariel Heryanto, Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia and Deputy Director, Monash Asia Institute; Dr Sri Wiyanti Eddyono, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada; and Young Alumnus of the Year and Monash Arts alumnus, Fahd Pahdepie, CEO

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For enquiries regarding our engagement with Indonesia, please contact the Monash Indonesia Representative Office (MIRO) at