Expanding the capacity of higher education has been a public policy mandate in Indonesia for the past decade. The development imperative to move to a knowledge economy requires far-reaching reform of tertiary education in terms of governance and administrative leadership; quality of research, teaching, and service; and expansion to accommodate increased demand. This chapter describes a project supported by the United States Agency for International Development and carried out by a consortium of three research universities in the Midwest with the goal of strengthening leadership and management capacity for senior higher education leaders, such as heads of department, deans, rectors, and presidents. Initiatives at the national, consortium, and institutional level over a five-year period as well as results and remaining challenges are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeadership Development in Emerging Market Economies
EditorsAlexandre Ardichvili, Khalil Dirani
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-58003-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-58002-3
StatePublished - Jan 3 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets
ISSN (Print)2662-1185
ISSN (Electronic)2662-1193


  • Academic Field
  • Academic Program
  • High Education
  • Leadership Development
  • United States Agency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Developing Leadership Capacity in Indonesian Higher Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this