Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, INDONESIA

* Bahasa Indonesia*

Chairman of the Program: A. Anwar

Staff : A. Anwar, D. Darusman, Joyo Winoto, L. I. Nasoetion, Kooswardhono M., I. Gonarsyah, R.S. Saifulhakim, H.Siregar, D.S.Priyarsono, Setia Hadi, Slamet Sutomo.

Educational objectives

The Graduate Studies Program of Rural and Regional Development Planning (PWD) is intended to offer and assist students in attaining the following goals:

  1. To comprehend some basic concepts that underlie relations and interactions between a) the propensity of human activities within urban and regional (supra-urban) environments, b) and the physical resources that constitute the living environment of their surrounding areas.
  2. To assess the major socio-economic factors that shape the behavior of every segment of society inside a bounded living environmental systems such as: urban areas, a broader region, and specific rural administrative district; especially in association with the interactions that occur inside (intra) and between (inter) regions, by tracing multiple impacts on the various level of society caused by changing environmental factors.
  3. To understand how to apply basic theoritical concepts to the institutions and economic incetive systems prevailing in a given area, and, in addition, to study the use of quatitative-analytical approaches to assess the effectiveness of public/government policies in solving of real world problems.

The educational objectives above are deeply rooted in the philosophic orientation of the studies program towards application of rigorous theoretical concepts to real-world problems. In particular, that regional development cannot be based on seperate consideration between rural and urban development which involves three basic key elements. These three elements are: physical-biological, economical and institutional with development strategies based on the need to balance rural and urban development to foster spatial equity in regional economic development. Therefore, the approach to regional problem must consider within general equilibrium framework based on those three integrated pillars. These three pillars are: physical-biological aspect, the economic aspect, and regional organizational cum institutional support system. The aspects related to the physical-biological pillar are: natural resources and regional environment systems. These systems interact with the people of regional society system to manifest in a regional physical-economical-social system. In order the planner be able to guide those systems towards raising the welfare of the regional society, the interactions of the regional elements must be understood in depth.


  1. Master Program

  2. Doctorate (PhD) Program

Since 1979, the PWD program has been a part of the Graduate Studies Program (Pascasarjana Studies Program) of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). This higher education institution has two campuses and adjacent neighborhood housing areas totaling of 5000 hectares. The original Baranang Siang campus is located in the center of the city of Bogor across from the famed Bogor Botanical Garden. The new campus is located in suburban Darmaga.

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