What is it about?

The interplay between the quality of human Indonesian diaspora capital and Malaysian policies on higher education has shaped the academic success story. They are circulating knowledge and exercising their global networks to develop their home country.

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Why is it important?

This study explores the life experiences of Indonesian diaspora scholars in Malaysia and there is limited research on it. Our findings show that the Indonesian scholars managed their academic careers and they exercise their global networks as sources of human capital and knowledge to assist their home country


Writing this article was a great pleasure since the study of Indonesian scholars in Malaysia is still limited. Most of the studies focus on Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. This study also touches upon the issue of internationalization of higher education in Malaysia which became the main driver of Indonesian academic mobility in Malaysia.

Betti Sari

Transfer of knowledge is very important contribution for Indonesian diaspora scholar to their homeland

Yekti Maunati

This article is one of great achievement in terms of Indonesian Diaspora Studies, since the term and definition of Indonesian diaspora is still debatable. Therefore, through this article we tried to discuss Indonesian Diaspora from different angle, namely Indonesian diaspora scholars

Mr Lamijo Lamijo
Research Center for Area Studies, Indonesian Research and Innovation Agency

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This page is a summary of: The Widening Global Network of Indonesian Diaspora Scholars in Malaysia, Diaspora Studies, February 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/09763457-20221004.
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