Indonesian Higher Education Leadership (iHiLead)

Funding information


Project duration: 01.03.2021 – 31.01.2024

Project concept

Initial situation

The Indonesian higher education sector is facing a significant transition as it moves from an expansion phase, where access to a larger part of the population was improved, to a phase where the focus is on improving the quality of that education. Improving the quality of higher education is crucial, as studies show that it is far below international standards. There are more than 4,000 institutions with wide disparities in quality and infrastructure. The disparity is partly due to Indonesia's geographical location, but is also due to the deep-rooted structures, such as the funding system.

Target groups and their benefits

The iHiLead project is located at national, regional, local and institutional levels. The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in Indonesia, universities in Indonesia, leaders in higher education institutions. At the same time, quality management including university partner managers are addressed.

Project goal

Das Projekt iHiLead hat zum Ziel, ein Entwicklungsprogramm zu erarbeiten für den Transfer und die Umsetzung eines formalen Rahmens für die Entwicklung von Führungskräften und Management sowie eines damit verbundenen Netzwerks für die Entwicklung von Führungskräften. Dieses Programm wird auf die spezifischen Bedürfnisse von Hochschuleinrichtungen und deren Führungs- und Managementpersonal in Indonesien zugeschnitten. Es besteht ein klarer und lokal festgestellter Bedarf an der Durchführung eines qualitativ hochwertigen Programms, wie es von den EU-Partnereinrichtungen erfolgreich eingesetzt wird, um die Führungs- und Managementfähigkeiten in den indonesischen Hochschuleinrichtungen zu entwickeln, wenn der Strukturwandel in diesem Sektor in vollem Umfang genutzt werden soll.

Role of ISOB

ISOB supports as external scientific accompanying research to support internal quality assurance, promotes self-evaluation of the project team and evaluates the quality of project implementation.

Products and planned publications

  • Identify best practices in partner universities in the EU in relation to the design and implementation of leadership development frameworks, networks and programmes that can be used to enhance leadership and management capacity in Indonesian universities
  • Establish a higher education governance and management network and a related programme focusing on governance, strategic planning and management suitable for implementation in Indonesian universities
  • Training of Indonesian university staff in the implementation of the leadership and management development framework, network and associated programme
  • Create an infrastructure to support and sustain the new leadership and management development network and programme
  • Piloting and subsequent implementation of the new Leadership and Management Development Network and associated development programme at Indonesian universities
  • Dissemination of the framework, the new network and the programme, as well as the results after their implementation for higher education in Indonesian universities, in the EU and internationally.



  • Indonesia (Project coordination): Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi, Riset, dan Teknologi
  • UK: University of Gloucestershire
  • Slovenia: International School for Social and Business Studies
  • Spain: Universidad de Granada
  • Indonesia: STIE Malangkucecwara
  • Indonesia: Universitas Ahmad Dahland
  • Indonesia: Universitas Islam Indonesia
  • Indonesia: Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Indonesia: Universitas Brawijaya
  • Indonesia: Universitas Presiden
  • Indonesia: Universitas Padjajaran

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Lernmanagementplattform im Erasmus+ Projekt iHiLead

Das Erasmus+ Projekt iHiLead hat zum Ziel, ein Entwicklungsprogramm für leitende Hochschullehrende in Indonesien zu erarbeiten. Das konzipierte Programm ist auf die spezifischen Bedürfnisse zugeschnitten und basiert auf einem lokal...

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