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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

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Developing international knowledge and experience as a central banker

Ardhi Santoso Handarumukti (from Indonesia)

What was your purpose in enrolling in GraSPP?

I wanted to improve my knowledge of economics and public policy at one of the best universities in the world with an international environment.

What was attractive or stimulating about GraSPP?

The international environment with a broad scope of study further adds to the perspective of critical thinking. Discussions with friends from different backgrounds in various countries broaden my horizons and perspectives.

Please share your memorable experiences/courses

The monetary policy class provides knowledge about the scientific foundations of the field of central banking. In addition, various case study classes provide practical knowledge of various public policy implementations.

As a central banker, I provided added value in my school life at GraSPP by sharing experiences regarding the practicalities carried out by central banks.

What do you think is the advantage of studying in Japan?

Tokyo is a modern and very vibrant city. Living in Tokyo is an unforgettable experience, especially for me, who lives in a developing country. I got international experiences while studying at GraSPP. Moreover, Professors and staff at GraSPP maintain good relationships with alumni.

What has GraSPP meant to your life?

The school experience at GraSPP provides knowledge and experience at an international level. This opened the door for my future career, including the opportunity to serve as a central banker with responsibility at the international level.

Any advice or comments for the latent students?

Take as much and the best experience as possible when studying at GraSPP. Expand your network with friends and professors.