Indonesian Students in Cairo Knowledge Production in Transnational Social Spaces
Professor Judith Schlehe (University of Freiburg)
12 Maret 2015Ruang Sidang 1 FIB UGM
Links and knowledge networks between the Malay-Indonesian world and the Middle East have a long history. At present there are about 3 500 Indonesian students enrolled at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. What does student mobility („intellectual pilgrimage“) mean for their visions of self and society? And how are cultural orientations in Indonesia influenced by academic migrants and alumni from the Middle East?
This paper will focus on the social conditions for the production of knowledge by investigating the ways how Indonesian students in Cairo organize their everyday life. It is based on two weeks of fieldwork in Cairo in December 2014 as part of a larger project on transnational academic cultures of cooperation.