The OPTBANK project aims to improve research capacities in banking and finance which will not only be beneficial to the research community but also for the teaching programs from the undergraduate to the graduate levels, for the financial system as a whole, and more specifically for the banking industry, bankers, regulatory bodies, policymakers and society.

In particular, the OPTBANK project aims at:

  • Increasing the international exposure of Indonesian junior and senior researchers to high research standards
  • Revitalizing the existing PhD programs in Economics and Business and improving the teaching standards down to the undergraduate programs
  • Enhancing the governance of research activities and PhD programs in Economics and Business
  • Increasing higher education sector engagement in the field of banking and finance, knowledge sharing and consultation with practitioners, disseminating financial know-how and improving financial literacy of the society.