The Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution to the Higher Education Management

(the case of E-Learning and Virtual Campus in Indonesia)

Wednesday, 12/5   |   10:15 am – 11:15 am   |   Room 201

Hanief Saha Ghafur

Education Chairman, Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (CBNU) · Professor, Graduate School of Strategic & Global Studies at University of Indonesia


The industrial revolution 4.0 welcomes a new age with the use of new ICT devices. These devices are a necessity and are based on the use of a cyber-physical system with the highest degree of complexity which have been accepted & developed by individuals, communities, and institutions. The use of ICT worldwide impacts on new developments in the form of: 1. Digital Education, 2. Artificial Intelligence, 3. Big Data/Data Analysis, and 4. Coding. These new developments demand a more effective & efficient change in the management & governance of higher education in Indonesia and also the need to transform the education curriculum to prepare for new work demands in today’s digital world. 

The biggest difference compared to previous industry revolution is the use of big data analytics and artificial intelligence in the development of Industry 4.0. The need for change and adaptation in this new environment will only become stronger. In this session we are going to look at the latest developments in the use of ICT as a learning medium in various Indonesian universities as well as distance learning and virtual campus based on cloud system.

Dr. Hanief Saha Ghafur is the Chairman of Education at Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (CBNU). CBNU was established on January 31, 1926. It is the largest independent Islamic organization in the world with a total of 94 million members (2016). CBNU is also a charitable body, funding schools and hospitals as well as organizing communities to help alleviate poverty. Dr.Hanief handles the general education policy & manages 228 higher education institutions, 24.000 schools & 17.000 pesantren (religious boarding schools).

He has completed his Master degree in Educational Anthropology from University of Indonesia 1993 and completed his Ph.D. in Administration & Educational Policy from Indonesia University of Education, Bandung 2008. Now he is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Strategic & Global Studies, University of Indonesia and the Department of Business Administration at Jakarta State Polytechnic. Dr. Hanief teaches Research Methodology, Philosophy of Science, Quality Management in Education, Leadership, and Human Resources Management.