Kyes’ International Field Study Program strengthens U.S. ties with Indonesia

By Molly McElroy
News and Information

For 16 years, Randall Kyes, research professor in psychology and director of the UW Center for Global Field Study, has led undergraduate and graduate students on fieldwork expeditions to Indonesia.

Once on Tinjil Island, a biodiversity hotspot and home of one of Southeast Asia’s premier primate natural habitat breeding facilities, students conduct their own field studies while developing research relationships with Indonesian students and researchers.

Now Kyes’ program, International Field Study Program-Indonesia, is getting a financial boost from the feds. The UW is one of six U.S. universities to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to increase the number of American students studying in Indonesia, the fourth most populated country in the world.

Read more in UW Today.