Joniarto Parung is the Rector of the University of Surabaya.  He is also a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, and has been appointed as one of the Assessors of the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education Institutions (BAN-PT). 

Joniarto has published research in reputable journals and delivered research papers at conferences around the world.  He established the University of Surabaya’s Office of Institutional Cooperation to focus on University-Industry partnerships, and improve students’ employability prospects upon graduation

Joniarto obtained his PhD from the University of Strathclyde, and said that his  UK education gave him access to state of the art technology in education , a personal approach from his professors and interaction with colleagues from around the world. 

Joniarto was the recipient of a scholarship from Asian Development Bank and Government of Indonesia.