This article explores the governance of Autonomous Public Universities in Indonesia, known as PTNBH, to achieve international recognition and reputation in the World Class University (WCU) scheme. To obtain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding, this study employed a qualitative approach with a single case study design. The data collected were secondary data from documents and literature. This research closely analyzed governance at Universitas Indonesia (UI). Universitas Indonesia has de facto implemented academic and non-academic autonomy for almost 20 years. Within this period, UI made some governance adjustments from public universities to an autonomous public university (PTNBH). However, various problems emerged in the implementation, such as changes in regulations, policy disharmony between related stakeholders, limited development of endowments and assets, adjustments to organizational governance, autonomous policy-making, recruitment and allocation of human resources, and the development of new study programs. Meanwhile, Universitas Indonesia is required to demonstrate its performance as WCU. In this regard, this article identified several things that must be addressed by Universitas Indonesia to run its autonomy as PTNBH and make it capital to achieve an international reputation in the WCU scheme.
|Journal of Critical Reviews
|Published - 2020