Ambassador Donovan Inaugurates Fourth Annual EducationUSA Graduate Fair

Ambassador Donovan Inaugurates Fourth Annual EducationUSA Graduate Fair (State Dept. / Erik A. Kurniawan)

Jakarta – U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. and Professor Dr. Paulina Pannen, an expert in higher education at the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education inaugurated the fourth annual EducationUSA graduate fair in Jakarta on September 16. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of education to the U.S.-Indonesia strategic partnership. He highlighted the number of prestigious, top-ranked schools in the world located in the U.S. as well as the U.S. being the leader in research and development funding along with the high quality facilities and faculties among the advantages of studying in the United States.

More than 1,370 students attended the graduate fairs held in Malang (September 13) and Jakarta. Twenty-five universities from across the U.S. participated in the fair, which promoted graduate school programs at both public and private universities. These fairs are part of the U.S. Mission to Indonesia’s efforts to increase the number of Indonesians studying in the U.S. and to strengthen people-to-people ties. “There is no better way to understand one another, and our cultures, and to prepare our children for the 21st century workplace, than by sharing the experience of learning together in an American classroom,” said Ambassador Donovan.

EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising centers in 170 countries, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). EducationUSA centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on higher education opportunities in the United States. In Indonesia, EducationUSA Centers are located in Aceh, Jakarta, Makassar, Malang, Medan, and Surabaya. For more information on the fairs, please visit EducationUSA’s Facebook page at For more information on studying in the U.S., please visit