King's expands Summer School programmes to Indonesia

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Indonesian university students have been given the opportunity to become part of King’s College London’s global community through attending  Summer School programmes, as King’s begins offering specialist courses in Jakarta in partnership with BINUS University.

King’s Jakarta Summer School 2014 took place in August at BINUS University, Jakarta. The programme offered a course in Marketing Management with International Marketing, comprising 45 teaching hours over two weeks. The course is taught at first year undergraduate level and includes a coursework component.

King’s College London offers a range of popular short courses internationally. The Jakarta Summer School is the latest addition to King’s Summer School programmes, which already offers courses in London, and in India in Mumbai and Delhi. 

King’s international programmes combine world class quality of teaching and learning, innovative and interactive teaching styles and faculty who really care about their subjects and their students. Courses are intended to inspire and challenge with a fresh approach to the study of traditional academic subjects. As one of the top 20 universities in the world, King’s International Summer Schools connect students to a global network of thought and offer an international learning experience closer to home.

A limited number of high-achieving students from this year’s Jakarta Summer School undergraduate programme will be offered a tuition scholarship to the King’s Summer School in London in July 2015.

'Another step'

Dr Joanna Newman, Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London, said: ‘We are pleased to be opening our first summer course at BINUS University in Jakarta. The Summer School is a great way for us to collaborate with an Indonesian university and gives students to study a King’s programme at a location convenient to them. We hope to welcome more in the future. This summer programme is yet another step in strengthening our relationship with Indonesia.’

Dr Firdaus Alamsjah, Executive Dean, BINUS International, said: ‘BINUS University hosting King’s Summer School in Jakarta is a highlight in 2014. King’s Summer Schools are an outstanding and successful programme from one of world’s most prestigious universities, and the Jakarta Summer School 2014 is an indication that King’s is attuned to ASEAN development and global trends. As one of the leading universities in Indonesia, BINUS University is thrilled and honoured  to partner with King's in bringing their exceptional programmes to the dynamic and aspiring youth of Indonesia and ASEAN.’

Dr Alexander Heinz, Head of Global Engagement, King’s College London, added: ‘It is with great pleasure that we offer students in Indonesia the opportunity to learn and thrive from the expertise we have built over the past 180 years. The rich mix of experience and knowledge alongside the choice of courses and areas of study available generates a unique environment for students to flourish both academically and socially, whilst developing an international perspective. We are honoured that our Summer School Programme will be hosted for the first time by BINUS University and greatly value their commitment and support.’

The Perfect Fit

Putra Arief Pambudi Saleh, studies International Marketing at BINUS University and took the Summer School marketing course. He said:‘I’m looking to enhance my international learning experience while improving my studies in marketing and this course seemed like the perfect fit. Our tutor Michael Bedward was incredibly helpful, patient and passionate. I was nervous about studying a course in English, which is not my first language, but the fun-learning environment meant I didn’t feel under any pressure. Classes were both fun and educational – I enjoyed group discussions, interactive lectures, and games that encouraged us to speak with confidence in public.  I also developed both a more in-depth and more practical view of the subject through role-play presentations as well as group-work competitions, specifically in marketing tasks and objectives. Now, not only do I know the theory, but also the tasks and challenges I could face as a future marketing manager. Highly useful and recommended for marketing and non-marketing students looking to broaden their horizons about the subject.’

Zelika Nur Aina is a student of Bina Nusantara University and also joined the course. She said:  ‘This summer is the most productive summer I’ve ever had.’

Notes to Editors

For further information about King’s College London Summer Schools visit our website and for more about about King’s international partners and activities click here..

BINUS University

With about 28,000 active students, BINUS is the best private university in Indonesia, as awarded by the government with over 30 years of higher education experience.  By 2015, additional campuses will add to capacity for up to 50,000 students. 

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