Prof. Santoso received M. Sc. in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering from AIT in 1982, and his Doktor Ilmu Teknik, from the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). He has been teaching at ITB since 1978, and has achieved significant success in academics, university administration and public policy in higher education. He was the Rector of ITB over January 2005 to 2010. Since June 2010, Prof. Santoso has held the post of the Director General of Higher Education for Indonesia’s Ministry of National Education.