Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Navigating Diversity and Tolerance in Higher Education and Insights from East Nusa Tenggara Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345621,
        author={Fransiska  Widyawati},
        title={Navigating Diversity and Tolerance in Higher Education and Insights from East Nusa Tenggara Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={tolerance pluralism higher education multiculturalism east nusa tenggara},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345621}
    }
    
  • Fransiska Widyawati
    Year: 2024
    Navigating Diversity and Tolerance in Higher Education and Insights from East Nusa Tenggara Province
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345621
Fransiska Widyawati1,*
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: fwidyawati10@gmail.com

Abstract

The rise of religious, cultural, and ideological intolerance, prejudice, and discrimination on university campuses is a major educational challenge. This research suggests ways universities might manage diversity and promote tolerance and multiculturalism on and off campus. The paper uses successful East Nusa Tenggara community and university diversity management and tolerance initiatives to explain these strategies. Qualitative research included a literature review and Focus Group Discussions on 12 East Nusa Tenggara universities. As convergence locations for intellectuals from varied religious, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds, colleges must become diverse, tolerant, inclusive, and multicultural. The study shows that East Nusa Tenggara campuses have managed diversity and promoted tolerance well, serving as models for other communities