International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

In What Ways University in Indonesia as World-Class University Can Produce a Global Competitive Human Capital (Case Study: Telkom University)
Dr. Djoko Murdowo, MBA

The small number of universities in Indonesia that can be considered as World-Class University (WCU) is due to: bureaucratic university governance, facilities that are still depend on the government subsidies, as well as university management that is not yet professional, autonomous and independent, not to mention the discrimination of policy treatment on private university. This problem should be resolved immediately, considering that in the current global competition era, every country including Indonesia is in desperate need of competent human resources, and it cannot be denied that university is a container that should be able to provide human resources that can directly dive into various work fields. Research methodology used to analyze and solve the problem in this paper is qualitative method with case study approach. Lesson learned from the case study of Telkom University is it is necessary to supervise not only state-owned universities, but also private ones, offering them guidance and support. Private universities should be given equal treatments. The author of this article recommends that a long-term master plan about the number of universities in Indonesia which classified into two types (state university and private university) should be drawn. The management pattern of universities should embrace the concept of “higher education as industry” as practiced in many developed countries. Continuous benchmarking and international cooperation should be made. Academic autonomy should be encouraged. In principle, a big private university, such as Telkom University, that has potential to be WCU, still needs some guidance and assistance.

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