Profile Kopertis Region X

INTRODUCTION Kopertis Region X or Coordination of Private Higher Education Region X is a working body of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) which coordinates private universities within a scope of one region in Sumatera Island, Indonesia. Region X itself consists of four provinces; West Sumatera, Riau, Jambi and Riau Islands Provinces and Kopertis is spread over fourteen regions nationwide. According to the decree of Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia Number 1 Year 2013, about Organization and Working Process of Coordination of Private Higher Education, main task of Kopertis is to formulate policy and to implement supervision, control, and coaching on private universities under its coordination area in line with General Director of Higher Education policy. Kopertis Main Functions are as follows:
1. Formulate policy of supervision, control, and coaching on private universities under its coordination area in line with General Director of Higher Education policy; 2. Implement coordination on supervision, control, and coaching on private universities under its coordination area; 3. Implement coordination of control and evaluation of education organization, research, and community service under its coordination area and its development area; 4. Implement coordination on supervision of private universities manpower; 5. Implement collaboration on supervision, control, and coaching on private universities under its coordination area; 6. Implement and coordinate the development of private universities under its coordination area. Kopertis Region X endeavours to keep at the forefront of development and globalisation challenges along with the increasing number of private universities and study programs. We have designed many programs as outcomes of developments and anticipation of future challenges to improve the quality of the private universities within our territories.

In 2015, Kopertis Region X, developed a vision to achieve the highest accreditation ranking by 2019. From a Baseline of 20% accredited study programs A and B in 2015, we have set a target of 70% in 2019. In 2018 we achieved 51% study program accreditation and so are moving towards achieving our target for the year 2019.

Kopertis Region X alongside stakeholders have put effort to boost institutional accreditation from time to time. In year 2018, we manage to increase the number of institution accredited B from 16 to 28 institutions out of 250 institutions.

Some of the programs which have been implemented and others which are still in progress include: - Applied Approach Training to strengthen the teaching competence for lecturers; - Training and Development of Journals and Scientific Publications; - Character Development and Leadership training for students; - Quality assurance training for private universities to achieve higher accreditation; - Certification workshops for lecturers; - English courses.

These programs have been developed to meet the vision of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education: high quality of education and the ability of science and technology and innovation to support the competitiveness of the nation.

Kopertis Region X has established many standard operating procedures to improve service excellence. Since 2011, Kopertis Region X has obtained ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation and is currently in progress to obtain ISO 9001:2015 accreditation. This international standard accreditation achieved by Kopertis Region X demonstrates the ability to consistently provide products and services to meet customer needs whilst working within regulatory frameworks.

FACILITIES Kopertis Region X has four buildings; the main building, the library, the laboratory, and the multipurpose building and meeting room with capacity of 500 people and total area of 7.036 square meters. Kopertis Region X has basic laboratories for chemistry, biology and physics. There is a mobile laboratory which can be transported to various universities to help students for practical purposes. Kopertis Region X also has a Language Laboratory, ICT Room and Video Conference Room.

HISTORY Kopertis Region X was established based on the Decree of Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia No. 01.5/0/1990, 15 March 1990.

Previously Kopertis Region X covered the areas of West Sumatera, Riau, and Jambi Provinces. Later, along with the expansion area of Riau Province in 2002 -extended into a new province of Riau Islands- the coordination area of Kopertis Wilayah X was broadened into four provinces.

In the early 1990s, Kopertis Region X coordinated 52 private universities. The number has risen steadily over the years so that now we administer 250 private universities and encompass 946 study programs (data of Ministrys Higher Education Institution Database (PDPT) as of March 31st, 2018).