Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia)

Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Education and Culture
Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
Ministry overview
Formed 19 August 1945
Jurisdiction  Indonesia
Headquarters Jalan Jenderal Sudirman
Jakarta Pusat 10270
Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister responsible
  • Muhajir, Minister for Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud; Indonesian: Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan) is a government ministry which organise early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and community education affairs and the management of culture within the Indonesian government. The ministry formerly organise higher education affairs until the presidency of Joko Widodo where higher education affairs was transferred to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

The ministry was first named The Ministry of Teaching (Indonesian: Kementerian Pengajaran) and the first person who held the position was Ki Hadjar Dewantara.

Since July 2016, Muhajir has served as Minister of Education and Culture, succeeding Anies Baswedan.[1]


The ministry organisations consists of:

  1. Secretary General
  2. Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel
  3. Directorate General of Early Childhood Education and Community Education
  4. Directorate General of Primary and Secondary Education
  5. Directorate General of Culture
  6. Inspectorate General
  7. Agency of Language Development and Construction
  8. Agency of Research and Development
  9. Expert Staff of Innovation and Competitiveness
  10. Expert Staff of Central and Regional Relations
  11. Expert staff of Character Development
  12. Expert Staff of Education and Culture Regulations

See also


  1. Ayomi Amindoni (27 July 2016), "Jokowi's new Cabinet announced", The Jakarta Post, retrieved 5 August 2016
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