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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS IN ASIA PACIFIC B. Rahardjo & I. Achmad Institut Teknologi Bandung August 2000.

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1 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS IN ASIA PACIFIC B. Rahardjo & I. Achmad Institut Teknologi Bandung August 2000

2 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG OUTLINE Background Challenges in IT Role of academic institutions Initiatives in Indonesia

3 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG BACKGROUND Communications and Information Technology provide opportunities New economy is here Playing field is level for Asia Pacific communities

4 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG CHALLENGES IN COMMUNICATION & IT Lack of capital Inadequate work force Lack of brilliant ideas Lack of entrepreneurship

5 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG ROLE OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTION Capital Capital is like oxygen. Important, but not a competitive advantage anymore Many universities are not poor Strategic business units exist in universities

6 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG ROLE OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTION Attack on work force problem AP regions are famous in producing smart people Universities only produce a small portion of work force Formal degree is still important in AP culture. Must remove this barrier

7 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG ROLE OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTION Academic institutions as idea labs Big companies started from universities: Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Silicon Graphics “Out of the box” thinking should be encouraged

8 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG ROLE OF ACADEMIC INSTITUTION Entrepreneurship Business is frowned upon in many AP universities Entrepreneurship should become part of formal education

9 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA Pool of funds from venture capitals Local VCs Global VCs Millions of dollars have been invested

10 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA World (global) quality work force Standardize education: ABET, QUE, DUE initiatives Internet in campus Internet in school: “Sekolah 2000” (School 2000) programme

11 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA Still on education & industrial link ITB: Co-running a graduate study programme (MSc. in IT) with an industry in Cikarang. Students will be given an opportunity to create companies. A stab at entrepreneurship

12 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA Awareness and education in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) IPR office on campus in ITB Grants for patent Cyberlaw initiatives at universities (UI & UNPAD)

13 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA Bandung High Tech Valley (BHTV) initiatives Conducive ecosystem Bandung is a special city

14 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG SCI-TECH Community in Bandung ITB Universities: UNPAD Parahiyangan IKIP Etc. Research Centers PPAU RISTI LIPI MIDC B4T Etc. Industries LEN INTI CMI TELNIC Etc. IPTN PINDAD POS Airport BHTV Technology Infrastructure Software Hardware House TELKOM

15 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA Industrial links Applied research, more product oriented: RUSNAS (strategic national research) Output: products (Wireless Internet System, Radio Sonde, Free Office Components) Techno-clusters are developed

16 ITBINSTITUT TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG CONCLUDING REMARKS Challenges are opportunities AP region is very special Collaboration among AP communities are needed more than ever


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