Muhadjir Effendy (born 29 July 1956) is an Indonesian politician and rector. He is the minister of education and culture of the Republic of Indonesia in the Working Cabinet. He was appointed by President Joko Widodo on July 27, 2016 replacing Anies Baswedan. Effendy was also the Rector of Muhammadiyah University of Malang in Indonesia from 2000 to 2016. In addition Muhadjir is chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Board of Education and Culture.
== Personal life and career ==
Muhadjir wrote his baccalaureate at IAIN Malang. He earned a degree at Malang Teachers' Training College (now State University of Malang). In 1996, he obtained a master's degree in Public administration from the Gadjah Mada University. In 2008, Effendy successfully completed his Doctoral program in military sociology from the Airlangga University. Muhadjir is currently listed as professor of Sociology Department in the State University of Malang. Since 2015 he was appointed Chairman of Central Board of Muhammadiyah and is expected to serve till 2020.
In addition, Muhadjir has also published several books such as "Bala Dewa", "As Witnessed Dahlan Young", "Masyarakat equilibrium: meniti perubahan dalam bingkai keseimbangan", "Pedagogi kemanusiaan: sebuah refleksi multidimensional" as well as "Muhammadiyah and Education in Indonesia".
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