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About Indonesia Education Partnerships

Indonesia Education Partnerships was founded by a team of international and Indonesian professionals, each internationally educated and with unique and valuable experiences for international partnerships and higher education engagement, as a higher education consultancy dedicated to increasing international higher education engagement, workforce development, and mutually beneficial institutional partnerships with Indonesia.  Indonesia Education Partnerships was formed as a response to needs clearly identified by the over 200 international universities they met with in Indonesia between 2009 and 2011 as well as specific requests by Indonesian universities, foundations, government and industry.  

Indonesia Education Partnerships is a registered Indonesian PT, incorporated and licensed in Indonesia specifically for international education, and functions as a not-for-profit social business consultancy with a mission to develop Indonesia through strategic education partnerships.

Founder & Managing Director

Mr. Brook Williams Ross is the Founder and Managing Director of Indonesia Education Partnerships, and through this role he facilitates active engagement by international governments, consortia, and universities with Indonesian institutions for a wide range of partnerships including sponsored student placement, exchanges, credit transfer, dual degrees, workforce development, and research collaborations. Prior to leading Indonesia Education Partnerships, Mr. Ross was the Director of the ACCESS Education and Siswa Bangsa (“Nation’s Scholars”) programs of the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Indonesia’s largest education philanthropy foundation, and the Indonesia Country Coordinator for EducationUSA. In both of these positions he worked to support international universities seeking to engage with Indonesia, both with the nation’s students and its educational institutions.  

Among his earlier roles, Mr. Ross was the Indonesia Partnership Coordinator for the American Red Cross following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, where he managed a wide range of partnerships in the post-tsunami relief and rehabilitation efforts, working in Aceh, Indonesia for three years, including as both the Indonesia Grants Administrator for the American Red Cross and the Livelihoods Coordinator for economic recovery. He earned his Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology focusing on economic development in Indonesia from the University of Tennessee and his MBA in International Business from Johnson & Wales University. He currently resides in Jakarta, and has studied, lived, and worked in different regions of Indonesia for fifteen years.

Senior Program Manager

Mrs. Christina Dewi has over 20 years of event management and hospitality coordination both in the U.S. and Indonesia, and is the lead coordinator of our many successful delegations, conferences, training workshops, alumni events, press conferences, education fairs, and other programs in Indonesia and abroad.  She regularly hosts presidents of international universities and government officials in both Indonesia and the United States, and together with her program and marketing team ensures that high quality international standards are met in all events.  Christina holds hospitality management degrees from Switzerland and the United States, and has her MBA in International Business from Johnson & Wales University in the United States.

University Partnerships Manager

Mrs. Diana Devi applies to international partnership facilitation the direct experience from her most recent role as the Vice Rector for Collaboration and Institution Development from a Indonesian private university, and as such liaises strong with the Indonesian university leadership to affect productive partnership development.  She brings fifteen years of rich experience in education leadership and program management in Indonesia, including as the founder of a women-focused NGO in Indonesia, the manager of humanitarian programming during the conflict and post-tsunami periods in Aceh, in addition to her senior leadership roles at Jabal Ghafur University.  Devi received her Bachelors Degree from International Islamic University in Malaysia and her Masters in Education Management from Syiah Kuala University in Indonesia.

Formal Network of International Specialists & Universities

Depending on the specialization requested, Indonesia Education Partnerships brings an extensive network of professionals and specialists active with education, research and development in Indonesia.  These are experts from both the top international and Indonesian universities, with strong commitment to developing Indonesia in their field of expertise.  To expand our range further, Indonesia Education Partnerships has a strong formal network of partner universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Indonesia which are prepared to send their faculty members to advance education, research, training and other development needs as requested.  Through this formal network of professionals, researchers, and universities, Indonesia Education Partnerships is prepared to assist with any need in Indonesia.

About the Team

Together with the above management team and international specialist and university network, Indonesia Education Partnerships is staffed by a leadership team of professional Indonesians, all of whom have Masters and post-graduate degrees internationally, including from Europe, the United States and New Zealand.  Beyond higher education partnerships, the team members' areas of specialisation include event management, public relations and social media, human resource development, Indonesian government relations, training development and facilitation, and market research.

We invite you to visit us in Jakarta, and look forward to the opportunity to brief you directly and assist your institution meet its international goals and objectives.