Indonesia is the largest island state in the world with 17,000 islands, of which 6,000 are inhabited
With 210 million inhabitants, Indonesia is one of the most populous countries of the world
The climate is tropical, humid and warm
The temperatures are constantly between 25°-27° C
In the area of Java, Bali, and the Sunder Islands, it varies between a dry season (May to September) and a rainy season (October to April)
Bali is located in the Indian Ocean between Java and Lombok
North-south extension: 95 km; east-west extension: 145 km
Religions on Bali: Hinduism: 92.4%, Islam 5.6%, Christian 1.4%,
The main spoken languages in Bali are Balinese and Indonesian
Employment of the population: 59% agriculture, 19% trade in artisanal products, textile industry, construction, 22% tourism-related trade, finance, hospitality
The name BALI already evokes the image of an exotic tropical island for most of us. Beautiful beaches, unspoiled tropical rainforest, artfully arranged rice terraces, mystical temples, and a fascinating culture, have made the 7th largest island in Indonesia into a paradise for travellers, expatriates, and students from around the world. There is also the lively beach and night-life of the south, with a huge variety of shops, sports, and entertainment venues, which leave no wish unfulfilled. Discover for yourself the diversity of Southeast Asia, and experience perhaps most exciting time of your studies.
In contrast to the majority of Indonesia, Bali is dominated by Hinduism. Approximately 30,000 temples, whose manner of construction is unique in the world, give the locals space to practice their religion and spirituality. There is hardly a day that isn’t accompanied by colourful ceremonies, traditional dances, and temple festivals. This deep religion has resulted in an incredible warmth and friendliness among the locals. The quiet interior of the country, shaped by tradition, with its majestic volcanoes, crater lakes, hot springs, waterfalls, and impressive rice terraces, has remained free from the tourism of the south.
The teaching on orientations plays an essential role in architecture and faith in Balinese culture. Based on Indian Vastu and Chinese Feng Shui, the Balinese Asta Bumi has its own set of rules for traditional architecture. Not only do the orientations of the temple to the sacred mountain play a major role; important conclusions regarding climate-friendly construction are also arrived at. Another important part of Balinese architecture is interaction with nature and life in nature. Responsible use of materials and of existing land plots is taught.
The Universitas Udayana, or Unud for short, is a public university that teaches almost 18,000 students on 3 campuses. It is one of the most important universities in Indonesia. The main campus of Udayana is located in Bali’s capital of Denpasar. More than 1,600 lecturers teach at a total of 9 faculties: architecture and engineering, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, economics, agronomy, literature, mathematics, social and political sciences.
Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali (STD Bali)
Sekolah Tinggi Desain Bali, or STD Bali for short, is located in Denpasar, the capital city of the island of Bali, widely recognised for its beautiful landscape, strong traditional arts and culture, as well as friendly people. STD Bali focuses on creating a family style academic environment to remain the preferred creative arts educational institution in Indonesia. With the vision of setting industry standards for education and training with the twin mottos of “empowering people to be creative” and “knowledge is our power” STD Bali has developed a coordinated process for insuring that learning is relevant to the work place. Offering various domestic and international classes, vocational and short courses in design, architecture, interior, landscape, tourism, art culture and others, the Creative Campus seeks to help students to become smart, competitive, creative and tough in order to meet the needs of both local and international industry.
Politeknik Internasional Bali (PIB)
The Politeknik International Bali campus is strategically located in a fast-growing tourism area in Bali between Kuta Beach and Tanah Lot. The area is surrounded by international tourism and hospitality brands, but is quiet, with beautiful, green surroundings. PIB’s vision is to educate excellent graduates who are highly skilled in their fields of expertise, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills. With numerous cooperation partners in the tourism and gastronomy industry, as well as an internationally-trained team, the focus is on practical classes. The entire campus of the PIB is generously and impressively designed. All rooms and equipment are upscale, to international standards.