Welcome Remarks


Welcome to the International Conference on Higher Education 2017.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we have the great pleasure to invite all of you to the International Conference on Higher Education (ICHE) to be held from 27 – 28 October 2017 in University of Brawijaya Malang, Indonesia.

The theme echoes the urgent call for “Enhancing Competitiveness of Higher Education in Asia.” The choice of the theme is befitting with the fact that universities in Asia have come to a very tight competition to be on the list of the world university rankings such as QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education. They are deemed to be significant to indicate not only the quality of a university, but also the quality of education in a country. The theme is further divided into sub themes: (1) lecturer resources, (2) student acceptance and selectivity, (3) curriculum, (4) research and publication, (5) technology, and (6) administration.

We are honored to have outstanding speakers from around the world. These remarkable individuals are going to shed light on the possible strategies to raise level of competitiveness of higher education institutions in the level of international competition by taking into account the managerial aspect to increase the quality of education process.

I hope you will find the conference, including the keynote speakers, the technical sessions and other program events educational and interesting. My thanks go out to the paper reviewers and the keynote speakers who have helped to make this conference a success.

We look forward to meeting you in Malang, Indonesia.





Prof. Ir. Ratya Anindita, M.S., Ph.D.

Dean, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya.