Fuad Hassan (Arabic: فؤاد حسن Fu'ād Ḥasan June 26, 1929 – December 7, 2007) was an Indonesian politician.
He served as the Indonesian Minister of Education under President Suharto from 1985 to 1993. Prior to being Minister of Education, Fuad Hassan also served as an Ambassador of Indonesia to Cairo.
Since October 2006, Fuad Hassan suffered from complication of diabetic, heart and lung diseases. He was treated at RS Jantung Harapan Kita, National University Hospital (Singapore) and RS Cipto Mangunkusumo. At 3:40 pm on December 7, 2007, he died at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta at the age of 78. He was buried in Kalibata Heroes` Cemetery.
Early life and education
Fuad Hassan was born in Semarang, June 26, 1929. His father, Ahmad Hassan, was a businessman and trader of Arabic heritage.
In the 1950s, Fuad Hassan moved to the capital city, Jakarta, to study psychology in the University of Indonesia. Graduating in 1958, Fuad continued his educational journey to Canada, studying a post-graduate course in Philosophy and Psychology in the University of Toronto until 1962. In 1967, he obtained a PhD in psychology and in 1990, obtained what is called a Doctor Honoris Causa in Politics from Kyungnam University, Seoul and in Philosophy from Universiti Kebangsaan, Kuala Lumpur.
Other than his educational career, Fuad Hassan also pursued his opportunity in politics. From 1976 to 1980, Fuad Hassan became Ambassador of Indonesia to Egypt, residing in his residential place in Cairo. His diplomatic task also encompassed surrounding areas such as Sudan, Somalia, and Djibouti.
After his post as ambassador, Fuad became Head of Research and Development for the Foreign Ministry Department of Indonesia until 1985. While holding this position, he held a chair for the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly from 1982. In 1985, Fuad reached the peak of his career, receiving a promotion by the government to become the Minister of Education and Culture. His position ended in 1993, which he replaced by serving for the Supreme Advisory Council until 1998. In addition, he also served as a member of the Asia Europe Foundation representing Indonesia.
- "Former education minister Fuad Hassan passes away". Antara. December 8, 2007. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007.