Academics oppose judicial review of Higher Education Law

Posted on March 2, 2013

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Media Indonesia, Page 13 (2)

A group of academics has objected to the judicial review of Law No. 12 of 2012 on Higher Education, arguing that it conflicted with academic freedom. He said that universities needed “privacy” to grow and develop. According to Satrio Soemantri Brodjonegoro, a lecturer at the Bandung Institute of Technology, if the challenge in the Constitutional Court succeeded, it would result in the striking down of the Higher Education Law, the basis for university autonomy. The challenge to the law was brought by six students from Andalas University in West Sumatra, who argued that Law No. 12 was similar to an earlier law that had been struck down by the Constitutional Court on the grounds that it “commercialized education.”

Academics oppose judicial review of Higher Education Law

Academics oppose judicial review of Higher Education Law

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