The schools of Indonesia provide all the necessary resources and facilities to their students, enabling them to succeed in this cutthroat environment of today. This becomes possible with their genuine efforts such as an innovative curriculum and safer environment making Indonesia an ideal place to study.
Indonesia’s public universities are self-managed but are sponsored by the national government. The higher education regulatory council alters the curricula and instructional strategies. As a result, students studying in Indonesia have access to top-notch facilities and infrastructure at public universities that offer top-notch education.
Private institutes in Indonesia finance, own, and run private universities. In addition, they still have to adhere to and carry out the government’s educational policies. These specialties have been the reason for the continuous growth of the education system since its independence.
The Universitas Bakrie is one of those names that deserve to be highlighted while mentioning the evolution of education in Indonesia. It was established as a manifestation of the Bakrie Education Foundation’s commitment to supporting the emergence of superior human resources in Indonesia.
The establishment of Universitas Bakrie is the result of the transformation of the Bakrie School of Management. The transformation was approved based on the Decree of the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia, No. 102/D/0/2009. On such basis, Universitas Bakrie started its inaugural lecture on September 20, 2010, which was later designated as Bakrie University’s Anniversary/Dies Natalis.
Providing Experimental Learning
The university continues in committing the improvement the quality of graduates, one of which is winning international awards from the Times Higher Education University Rankings by being listed in the Top 10 in 6 categories all at once and placing Universitas Bakrie in the top 15 Universities in Indonesia, and the best university the Higher Education Services Institutes (LLDIKTI) III Region.
Universitas Bakrie implements the ‘Experiential Learning’ method, a learning method in which students experience direct involvement in the corporate and business world through ‘Real Cases and Real Practices in Real Business Environment.’ Students also get the opportunity to learn directly from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bakrie Business Group (KUB), a reliable corporate and industrial player. The learning processes are also conducted in broadcasting studios, business incubators, or laboratories.
Universitas Bakrie is a private university located in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is owned by the Bakrie Group, a prominent business conglomerate based in Indonesia. It was founded in the 1940s by Achmad Bakrie.
The group has interests in various industries, such as mining, energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications. It has been involved in the development of large-scale projects such as toll roads, power plants, and airports and is also one of the largest producers of coal in Indonesia.
Engagement with Industries
The university aims to be globally recognized through engagement with industries and experiential learning methods.
The institute’s prime missions are:
- To provide high-quality education in a competitive society through the practice and experiential learning methods.
- To produce graduates with entrepreneurial values and leadership skills for delivering innovative solutions in a globally competitive environment.
- To advance knowledge, skills, and integrity among professionals and leaders.
- To establish productive and enduring engagements with industries in teaching, research, and community service.
Evolution with Visionary Leadership
The exceptional performance and success of Universitas Bakrie can be attributed to the distinguished leadership and strategic vision of its rector, Prof. Sofia W. Alisjahbana. As a prominent female leader with an impressive background in engineering, Prof. Sofia has played a vital role in promoting the advancement and growth of civil engineering in Indonesia.
Her visionary guidance and management skills have enabled the university to evolve from its origins as the Bakrie School of Management to a fully-fledged university, offering a diverse array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Prof. Sofia’s leadership has also prioritized innovation and professionalism, creating a dynamic academic environment that has enabled the university to excel both nationally and internationally. Through her strategic vision and adept management skills, Prof. Sofia has successfully inspired and motivated the university community to strive for excellence and achieve greater heights of academic and research excellence.
Moreover, Prof. Sofia is a passionate advocate of providing scholarships to outstanding students from across Indonesia, recognizing the significance of cultivating the next generation of leaders.
Her unwavering commitment to academic excellence, combined with her devotion to advancing education, has played a pivotal role in the university’s success. Prof. Sofia’s leadership and vision have set a benchmark for others to emulate, and her legacy will continue to inspire future generations of students and leaders in Indonesia and beyond.
Developing Competent Workforce
Universitas Bakrie has made significant contributions to uplifting education in Indonesia by providing quality education and industry-based learning experiences for students from all regions of the country.
Through its ‘Sky Campus,’ located in the heart of Jakarta’s business district, the university aims to prepare students with practical skills and knowledge based on real-world industry cases.
The campus offers equal opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to access quality education, regardless of their region in Indonesia. Additionally, the university’s proximity to Bakrie Group’s corporate offices provides networking opportunities with industry professionals, enabling students to gain valuable insights and experiences to enhance their academic and professional development.
These efforts have contributed to the improvement of the overall quality of education in Indonesia, as well as the development of a competent and skilled workforce in various fields.
Universitas Bakrie had to overcome the challenge of preparing students for a competitive job market and creating job opportunities for them. To address these challenges, the university collaborated with the Bakrie Group to develop a curriculum aligned with industry core values, provide practical experience through internships, and offer job opportunities to competent graduates.
Additionally, the CEO and other senior executives from the Bakrie Group were involved in teaching and delivering guest lectures to enhance the students’ learning experience. Universitas Bakrie also opened up pathways for its competent students to join the Bakrie Group after graduation, providing them with job opportunities and professional development prospects. These measures helped students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their careers while creating employment opportunities for them.
The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Such as:
Faculty of Economics and Social:
- Management (Undergraduate)
- Accounting (Undergraduate)
- Communication (Undergraduate)
- International Relations (Undergraduate)
- Public Policy (Undergraduate)
- Magister Management (Postgraduate)
- Magister Communication (Postgraduate)
Faculty of Technic and Computer Engineering:
- Informatics (Undergraduate)
- Information Systems (Undergraduate)
- Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate)
- Civil Engineering (Undergraduate)
- Environmental Engineering (Undergraduate)
- Food Technology (Undergraduate)
Wide Range of Outdoor Activities
The University has various units to provide extracurricular activities.
Student Activity Unit:
A student organization that functions as a means of developing students’ interests and talent in the fields of sports, arts, and culture, intellectual and spiritual activities. Student Activity Unit is in coordination with Student Executive Board in carrying out internal and external activities.
Sports Activity Unit:
Basketball, Badminton, Football, Rock Climbing, and Volleyball.
Spiritual Activity Unit:
- Basmala (Islamic Spiritual Unit)
- Rohkris (Christian Spiritual Unit)
Intellectual Activity Unit:
- Journalism and Literature
- English Debate Community
- Indonesian Youth SDGs
Art and Culture Activity Unit:
- Tatra (Traditional Dance)
- Musik Merah Marun (Band)
Providing Strong Foundation
As a pre-eminent university, Universitas Bakrie provides STEM-based learning to its students. The Faculty of Technic & Computer Engineering at the university offers a range of undergraduate programs such as Informatics, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Food Technology.
All of these programs are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Through these programs, students are exposed to cutting-edge technology and innovative ideas that enable them to develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and analytical expertise.
Overall, the STEM-based learning at Universitas Bakrie helps prepare students for a wide range of careers in science, engineering, and technology-related fields, making it an excellent choice for students who want to pursue a career in these areas.
One of these programs is the International Student Program, which provides opportunities for international students to join the university’s prestigious community and experience studying in a strategic location in Jakarta while also learning about Indonesian culture.
Providing Hands-on Experience
In addition, Universitas Bakrie also offers experiential learning with real cases and practices. As a leading industrial campus under the ownership of the large corporation Bakrie Group, the university provides hands-on experience for students to immerse themselves in the industry. This allows them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world situations and gain practical skills that are highly relevant to the industry.
Raising the Bar of Excellence Every Year
Over the years the university has bagged several awards and recognition to its name. Some of them are:
- Received the award of the second best PTS in Indonesia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
- Chosen as a private university in the world that is committed to Net Zero Emission of the Times Higher Education (THE).
- Exceeded 174 ranks from 2020 to the 91st Best Universities in Indonesia.
Universitas Bakrie is a high-achievement campus that contributes to continuous development to sustainable development activities, as known in International Times Higher Education (THE) throughout 2022:
- Number 1 in Climate Action Category.
- Number 5 in Quality Education Category.
- 15th Position of the best University in Indonesia.
Universitas Bakrie has been recognized for its good reputation as a private university in South Jakarta based on the positive image survey conducted by Vin Protocol.
Sustaining in the Competition
As competition in the job market becomes increasingly open both nationally and globally, having a strong set of qualifications is crucial for individuals. Therefore, it is important for students not only to learn theoretically but also to apply their knowledge practically through internships or industry linkages.
Universitas Bakrie understands the importance of this and encourages students to pursue their passions by offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in areas such as economics, social sciences, engineering, and technology.
The university aims to equip students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to the industry by providing them with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities for research and development in emerging fields. With a strong focus on innovation, students can stay ahead of the competition and thrive in the ever-changing job market.
Creating a More Prosperous Future
The future of the university is envisioned to be a dynamic ecosystem that fosters collaboration between academia, industry, and government. As part of this vision, Universitas Bakrie aims to become the leading industrial campus in Indonesia by producing highly skilled graduates who possess the necessary competencies to succeed in the ever-changing job market.
The university is committed to improving linkages and partnerships with industry and government, as exemplified by its position within the Bakrie Group ecosystem. By embracing this triple helix approach, it strives to create a more prosperous and innovative future for students and society at large.