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Indonesia is, and has long been, an important object of study for academics in Leiden in a wide range of disciplines.

Researchers from Leiden University and its partner research institutes have always had a genuine and broad interest in Indonesia. There has been a long tradition of studies in history, language, culture, religion, society, law, environment and biology. In the past decades, these topics have increasingly been studied in collaboration with Indonesian colleagues.

Despite the growth in the number of universities, Indonesia cannot yet meet the demand in quality higher education. This is especially true for the graduate level programmes: S2 and S3 or Master and PhD programmes. Therefore, many Indonesian students are looking for opportunities abroad. Leiden University could beo ne of these opportunities.

Leiden is forming many partnerships with Indonesia in order to build the academic capacity of its scientific infrastructure, as well as in other sectors of social and economic life. Through the training of PhD students and Postdocs and through increased research collaboration, Leiden University tries to contribute to the improvement of academic quality in Indonesia and a stronger position of Indonesia in ASEAN and in East Asia. Through the education of talented young Indonesians, Leiden University can also contribute to the capacity building in Indonesia’s society at large.

Leiden-Indonesia Programme

In order to strengthen the cooperation with Indonesia, Leiden University has developed the Leiden-Indonesia Programme.

This programme contains a comprehensive and coherent strategy. By combining our activities we can strengthen our ties and we can increase the impact of our joint activities within Indonesia and in the Netherlands.


Leiden University has a long and special relationship with Indonesia and we are looking forward for a bright and fruitful common future

Prof. Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board of  Leiden University (Source: The Jakarta Post)


This programme will be implemented together with our Indonesian partners. Some of the most important partners in the region are:


  • Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Java
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Java
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung, Java
  • Institut Pertaniaan Bogor, Java
  • Universitas Padjajaran. Bandung, Java
  • Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Java
  • Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Java
  • Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Java
  • Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Java
  • Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Java
  • Universitas Hassanudin, Makassar, Sulawesi
  • Universitas Mulawarman, Samarinda, Kalimantan

Other organisations

  • Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)
  • Directorate General for Higher Education (RISTEK/DIKTI)
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs
  • Ministry of Environment
  • National Archives Republic of Indonesia (ANRI)
  • Language Centre of Indonesia (Pusat Bahasa)
  • Erasmus Training Center, Jakarta



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