Prof. Ir. Wiendu Nuryanti
Prof. Ir. Wiendu Nuryanti, M. Arch Ph.D. is a Professor at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta , Indonesia. She is also a Vice-Minister of Education and Culture for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Government of Indonesia from 2011 – 2014.
With a professional background in architecture and urban planning, Dr. Wiendu Nuryanti is recognized as being a prominent expert on education, culture, tourism and development issues in Indonesia. She was Vice-Minister of Education and Culture for Cultural Affairs in the Ministry of Education (2011-2014). At the end of her service, Dr. Nuryanti received the Bintang Mahaputra Utama (Medal for Outstanding Service to the Nation), Highest Class, 2014). This was presented to her in an official ceremony by the President of Indonesia, H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
For her academic background, Dr. Nuryanti did her undergraduate and graduate work in Indonesia, obtaining degrees in architecture and urban planning before going to study in the USA where she received her Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Wisconsin (1987). Later, she obtained a Ph.D. in Tourism Planning and Regional Development from the Universities of Surrey and Bournemouth in the UK (1998.)