Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia)

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Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Education and Culture
Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan
Seal of Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.png
Ministry overview
Formed19 August 1945 (1945-08-19)
JurisdictionGovernment of Indonesia
HeadquartersJalan Jenderal Sudirman
Jakarta Pusat 10270
Jakarta, Indonesia
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud; Indonesian: Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan) is a government ministry which organises early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education and community education affairs and the management of culture within the Indonesian government. The ministry formerly organised higher education affairs until the presidency of Joko Widodo, when higher education affairs were 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 of minister was Ki Hadjar Dewantara.

Currently, Nadiem Makarim serves as the minister for Education and Culture of Indonesia, inducted on 23 October 2019.[1]


The ministry organisations consists of:

  1. Office of the Deputy Minister
  2. Secretariat General
  3. Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel
  4. Directorate General of Early Childhood Education and Community Education
  5. Directorate General of Primary and Secondary Education
  6. Directorate General of Higher Education
  7. Directorate General of Culture
  8. Inspectorate General
  9. Agency of Language Development and Construction
  10. Agency of Research and Development
  11. Special Advisor to the Minister on Innovation and Competitiveness
  12. Special Advisor to the Minister on Central and Regional Relations
  13. Special Advisor to the Minister on Character Development
  14. Special Advisor to the Minister on Educational and Cultural Regulations

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indonesian President Jokowi announces new Cabinet". The Straits Times. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.