New double Master’s degree for Indonesian civil servants launched in Jakarta

Dignitaries at double Master’s degree for Indonesian civil servants
(l-R): Professor Ir. Muhammad Anis (University of Indonesia Rector); Asman Abnur (Minister of Administrative Reforms); Professor Eko Prasojo, (Faculty of Administrative Sciences); Professor Ian O. Williamson (Dean of Victoria Business School)

The new double degree programme in e-Government and Public Administration, jointly delivered by the School of Government at Victoria Business School and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at the Universitas Indonesia, was officially launched at a ceremony at the university in Jakarta on 20 February.

Students will spend two semesters at Victoria (for the Master of E-Government) and two semesters at Universitas Indonesia (Master of Public Administration).

Primarily aimed at Indonesian civil servants, the first cohort of students from Indonesia is expected to arrive to Victoria in February 2019 and is supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform.

Associate Professor Arun Elias, Associate Dean-International and Accreditation, was among Victoria Business School representatives who attended the ceremony in Jakarta.

"This new partnership enables Indonesian students to gain a world-class education in New Zealand while also strengthening ties between the two universities. It affirms Victoria's position as a leading university in the Asia–Pacific.

"Students who visit Victoria will have an opportunity to not only learn about complex transformational e-government initiatives and innovations, they will also be able to benefit from Victoria's close connections with Wellington's business and government and enjoy our compact and vibrant capital city."