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Fifteen Indonesian doctoral students from three universities in Sulawesi, who came to NIU in fall 2010 as part of an exchange program funded by the Indonesia Department of Education, visited Chicago and several other U.S. cities before returning to Indonesia. (CSEAS file photo)
NIU is front and center in the current push by the U.S. and Indonesian governments, announced in 2010 by President Barack Obama, to strengthen higher education in Indonesia through educational exchanges and university partnerships. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Division of International Programs have been taking the lead in leveraging NIU’s...
The parties were gathered Tuesday morning in the Lincoln Room at the Holmes Student Center: Japan, Micronesia, the United Nations, the World Wildlife Fund and the U.S. Department of State. Their task: to resolve a mounting depletion of Pacific fish population by getting everyone at the table to agree to the same plan of action...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public talk next week on the NIU campus. Djalal’s presentation, titled “Indonesia’s Democratic Development:  Lesson for Transforming Societies,” will focus on progress in building and strengthening democracy in Indonesia. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol...
NIU in indonesia
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) two four-year grants totaling $2.4 million, up 45 percent from $1.7 million the center received in 2006. The highly competitive grants were awarded under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, which gives funding to educational institutions every four years to...