World-class professionals in Indonesian coastal zone and water management

A consortium of Dutch partners is working together with the Indonesian universities Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Surabaya and the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to improve the curricula in the area of water, specifically in integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) and integrated water resource management. The Dutch partners are the Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), the International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) and sub-contractors Hogeschool Zeeland and Deltares. The project is part of Nuffic’s NICHE project on capacity development in higher education.

The project is currently halfway and to review its progress, the TU Delft asked Perspectivity to evaluate the project with Sprockler. The halfway point is an appropriate time to collect feedback from the lecturers, students and managers involved in the project and to learn more about how the project is doing and what the expectations for the future are.

More than 60 stories from lecturers, students and management staff were collected in February and March 2018. They provide a nice image of what is going well and where opportunities for change are. For example, it became apparent that:

  • Lecturers are very happy with the changes so far
  • Students’ studies are sometimes hindered because it is difficult to obtain data from the government in an easy and timely manner
  • More collaboration between all players in the water sector and between universities in Indonesia is desired by most participants.

These stories and data are available in an interactive online report, which can be accessed here.

In this report, you can read or listen to stories of the students, lecturers and management staff by clicking on a dot. Clicking on a dot enlarges the dot and enlarges the answers by the same person in other questions. This allows you to follow the responses of one or a group of storytellers throughout the whole report. Clicking on the dot a second time will close the story.

More info:

  • More information about the project, which also included a three-day Future Search conference can be found here.
  • Contact Anne van Marwijk or Han Rakels.

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