Fostering Relations within the ASEAN region

Taylor’s University ink an MoU with Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia to facilitate research opportunities as well as cross-institutional student development.


Taylor’s University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, one of Indonesia’s leading private universities, that’s based in Jakarta.

Taylor’s University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Michael Driscoll said that this move would allow Taylor’s to move forward in its aim to become more proficient in research.
“Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia has made inroads in research in the areas of addressing drug abuse, child labour and trafficking, HIV AIDS, tropical diseases, migrant labour, language and culture. We look forward to a healthy partnership with Atma Jaya to facilitate efforts, especially in the areas of tropical disease and language and culture, as well as collaborate to co-organise conferences, cultural programmes, academic and student exchange programme and the like,” said Prof Driscoll.

This partnership will allow for both universities to enhance their internationalization efforts as well as it will provide a platform for students from both Taylor’s and Atma Jaya Catholic University to participate in mobility and exchange opportunities; fostering a stronger relationship between youth in both ASEAN nations.
It will also allow for an exchange of expertise and the fostering of closer educational ties between institutions and to start with, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia will be providing the opportunity and means for two of its academic staff to pursue their postgraduate education at Taylor’s University by enrolling in the Taylor’s Master of Science (Tourism) and Phd (Hospitality and Tourism) programmes.

This is one of the approaches undertaken by Taylor’s University to solidify its academic partnerships within the region while providing capacity building and knowledge transfer opportunities.