Department of State and Department of Education To Host U.S. - Indonesia Higher Education Summit

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 28, 2011

Assistant Secretary Ann Stock (R) will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Indonesia Minister of National Education Mohammad Nuh in opening the U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Summit at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 31.

The day-long summit will continue the work of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, which focuses on strengthening academic ties between the two countries. The partnership has expanded exchange, research, and training opportunities for Indonesian and American students and faculty.

Discussions throughout the day will highlight a range of issues, including innovation and research collaboration, teacher preparation, and the role of community colleges. More than 100 higher education leaders from both nations will attend. Following the day’s events, Secretary Duncan and Indonesian Director General of Education Djoko Santoso will close the conference with final remarks at 4:30 p.m.

The summit will be held at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Members of the press who are interested in attending should RSVP to by 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

Media are invited to cover the opening session of the U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Summit, starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State (R), Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education and Mohammad Nuh, Minister of National Education, Government of Indonesia will make remarks.

Media Contacts: John Fleming,, 202-632-6454.

PRN: 2011/1831