Prepared by: Wahyudi Hasbi, Chair for IEEE Indonesia Section
The IEEE Indonesia Section was established on 16th February 1988. It currently has 2983 active members as of February 2022. The Section has been awarded 2021 Outstanding Section Membership Recruitment and Retention performance by IEEE. This membership number has increased significantly in recent times. In 2021, there was an improvement in the number of active members as well as six new Student Branches and one Technical Joint Chapter...
The capital city of Indonesia is Jakarta, a popular destination for many businesses and events. Besides Jakarta, Bali and Yogyakarta are the most popular cities for IEEE conferences and events. The Indonesia Section has steadily grown its membership base by focusing on many targeted initiatives. In 2021, IEEE Indonesia Section ran more than 200 activities. The Section has organized several events at the national level and international level. At the national level, the signing of MoU with the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research & Technology, Republic of Indonesia, was a major event. This event triggered most education institutions (private and public ones) to cooperate and collaborate with the Section. Moreover, three events were inaugurated by the Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, and two of them had more than 1000 participants and were covered by many online media. At the international level, the Section organized the IEEE Innovation Nation Program for the first time. Chapters, Student Branch, and Affinity Group also had several major and remarkable events.
Indonesia Section has done several innovative initiatives that prove the retention and growth of members by strengthening relationships and collaborations internally between Sections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches, and externally as a Penta-helix collaboration — bridging student and lecturer internship programs in various industries and Indonesian research institutions. The Section also supports and facilitates the participation of IEEE Indonesia’s Student Branch in IEEE contests and events, including the famous IEEExtreme.
The Section holds IEEE Conference Quality Management workshops regularly in the local language. IEEE Indonesia also provides a new payment system in local Rupiah currency for membership fees that assists all Indonesian members and new members who don’t have credit cards or other electronic payment accounts. The Section has streamlined e-notice communication, upgraded & enhanced the website, and engaged with social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook all @ieeeindonesia and Instagram @ieee.indonesia
In 2022, IEEE Indonesia is implementing several activities related to higher education, student, industry & professional, strengthening the collaboration with the national engineering society, and many other activities that will benefit the members of IEEE in Indonesia.