In the U.S, private universities are deemed prestigious and highly regarded by the Americans for centuries as they have churned many great scientists, economists, business persons, politicians and also Nobel prize winners. Just mention you are a graduate from Harvard, Princeton, Yale and so on, and heads will turn.
Ironically, that is not the same case for the private universities in Indonesia, they are seen as inferior compared to government funded universities, when one of the best private universities in the world is here in Indonesia.
At the end of 2009, UNESCO published a report, “A New Dynamics: Private Higher Education”. In Chapter Public-Private Partnerships they presented the Best 8 Private Universities in the world; one of them is the High School of Information Management and Computers (STMIK) Amikom Yogyakarta.
The other seven private universities are more as follows: Shantou University (China), Harvard University (USA), Mulungushi University (Zambia), The Asian University for Women (ow) (Bangladesh), University of Phoenix (USA) , University of Hong Kong (China) and Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology (Malaysia).
STMIK Amikom was chosen as one of the world’s best private universities for their creative and independent ways to raise funds for the university, without getting a cent of government assistance.
Not only will this good news make the students and lecturers of STMIK Amikom proud, but also the people of Yogyakarta, the society and Indonesia too.
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