Monash University to open campus in BSD City
TANGERANG - The Monash University Indonesia Foundation has signed a lease agreement with PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk’s (BSDE) BSD City in Tangerang, Banten to build Monash University's Indonesian campus in the area.
The lease agreement was signed by Monash Indonesia and Bumi Serpong Damai on Tuesday (1/12). It will be the first foreign university to operate in Indonesia.
“We are truly honoured that Monash University will further enrich our ecosystem as the first ever foreign university that operates in Indonesia. We support Monash’s establishment here to expand its global footprint while allowing Indonesians to access world-class education,” said Sinarmas Land Group CEO Michael Widjaja in an official statement on Monash University’s website.
According to Monash University President Dr Margaret Gardner, the Indonesian campus will offer courses in Data Science, Urban Design, Business Innovation, Public Policy and Management, and Public Health, with the first programme offering set to commence in October 2021.
“This campus will be working closely with industry in Indonesia—it was essential that Monash Indonesia was located in the hub of industry to ensure our students had access to employers, employment opportunities and industry leaders,” Dr Gardner said.
The university, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, currently has overseas campuses in Selangor, Malaysia; Prato, Italy; Mumbai, India; and Suzhou, China. (MS)