Tanoto Initiative for Indonesian and ASEAN Studies Launched

Tanoto-WhartonOn July 29, the Tanoto Foundation International and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania launched the Tanoto Initiative, a multi-component program to promote studies and research on ASEAN, with a focus on Indonesia.  Starting next month, selected Indonesian universities will collaborate closely with faculties in the Wharton School  to offer research grants, academic courses, exchange programs and scholarships aimed at deepening thought leadership and business education in the ASEAN region.

The Initiative was made possible through a donation by the Tanoto Foundation International, a non-profit organization founded by the family of international business entrepreneur, Mr. Sukanto Tanoto.

Speaking at one of the programs under the Wharton Faculty International Seminar held in Jakarta earlier today, Mr. Anderson Tanoto, a member of the Tanoto Foundation International’s Board of Trustees, said, “The Tanoto Initiative is another step forward for Tanoto Foundation towards fulfilling the vision of my father, Mr. Sukanto Tanoto.  As a self-taught businessman, he is passionate about providing access to world-class education for those who cannot afford it. Indonesia’s dynamic business environment will provide fertile ground to develop quality business education and academic inquiry.”

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