Ir. Stephanus V. Mandagi, M.App,Sc, Ph.D
Sam Ratulangi University

Dr. Mandagi is a senior lecturer at The Department of Marine Resources Management of Sam Ratulangi University, which is located in Manado City in North Sulawesi Province of about 3 hours flight from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. After completing his undergraduate degree from Sam Ratulangi University in 1992, he became a junior lecturer in March 1993 at this university as he was awarded the Indonesian government special scholarship while conducting his undergraduate. Between 1997 and 1999 he pursuit Master degree at The Department of Tropical Environmental Studies and Geography of James Cook University in North Queensland, graduated in September 1999, for this degree he was sponsored by the government of Australia scholarship known as ASTAS. His doctoral degree was also sponsored by Australian governement program called ADS, started in March 2003, he graduated from Fenner School of Environment and Society of Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in September 2007.

He teaches in undergradute and postgraduate studies in Sam Ratulangi University on several subjects: coastal management, conservation of coastal and marine resources, Management of marine protected areas, ecotourism, and environmental impact assessment. Also, he does research in relation to these subjects as described. Furthermore, he also involves in community outreach projects, such as supporting coastal community in enhancing their livelihoods and educating them the need to conserve marine biodiverity.

As for his proffesional carriers, he was the head of research center of De La Salle Catholic University of North Sulawesi between 2000 and 2003. During the same period of time he was actively involved in the development of that university that was part of De La Salle institutions in the world. He involved in a community livelihood project in Rote, East Nusa Tenggara in 2004-2005. He was the deputy scientist of The Nature Concervancy Indonesia (Coral Triangle Centre) between 2008 and 2009, where he involved in scientific research projects such as ecological assements and monitoring of marine biodiversity and resource uses in several places in Indonesia such as Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, Bird head project in Raja Ampat West Papua , Wakatobi in South East Sulawesi, Derawan in North East Kalimantan. Moreover, he is a permanent member of intergrated coastal amanegement board of North Sulawesi Province from 2010 and present. One of this board responsibilities is to do research on coastal management areas and to provide policy recommendation government.

Since 2011 to present he is the program manager of International Office of Sam Ratulangi University. One of successfull activities is to plan and organise a international seminar on enhancing internationalisation of higher education in Indonesia, attendees of this event are representative of 50 leading universities in Indonesia, top officials of Ministry of Education and Culture, 10 top officials of invited universities from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Phillipines, and International independent interprises and NGOs concerning higher education in Indonesia. Upcoming event to organise is US education fair and seminar in Sam Ratulangi University in February 2013 to be attended by around 40 Universities from USA.