Muhammad Adam, who was born on October 1, 1987 in Aceh, pursued his Master Degree in December 2016 at Flinders University South Australia majoring in Educational Leadership and Management with GPA of 5.87 out of 7 scale (3.63 out of 4 scale). It was funded by Australian government through Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS). Adam is currently working as the Program Oficer in the Governance and Human Development branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian Embassy Jakarta.

Graduation Ceremony Flinders University 16 December 2016

Adam completed his undergraduate education at the Tertiary Islamic Institute of Lhokseumawe (IAIN Lhokseumawe) majoring in English Education with GPA 3.51. One of his astonishing accomplishments while he was studying at IAIN Lhokseumawe was selected as one of participants to join 8 weeks English Academic intensive course and cross cultures program (IELSP) in Ohio University in 2010. Furthermore, in 2012, Adam was chosen as one of 10 delegations from Indonesia to participate in a Youth Leadership Muslim Exchange Program in Australia. What’s more, in 2015 he was selected as one of Indonesian delegations to participate at the YSEALI Generation: ASEAN Education for the 21st Century Workshop in Bangkok. For him, those opportunities not only taught him new knowledge and experience but also gave him opportunities to learn diverse culture, multiculturalism, pluralism, tolerance and meet new people as one of ways to build networks.

In addition to those ‘international’ level achievements, Adam also represented three times as IAIN Lhokseumawe delegation to participate at national level competition. The first one was in 2006 at English Speech Contest in UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung West Java. One year later (2007), IAIN Lhokseumawe selected him to participate at the Annual Islamic Conference held by the Ministry of Religious Affair of Republic Indonesia in UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau Pekan Baru. This time, he competed in English Debate. Later in 2009, Adam also participated at the English Debate Competition in the event of national MTQ held by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

Since he learnt at Democracy School—a one-year informal educational program funded by The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy to improve the quality of democracy and politics—in 2011, Adam has published many articles on local newspapers both printed and electronic media. Those articles are accessible at his blog Additionally, Adam contributed one/more articles to four published books.

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