SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Community Nutrition



Centre Director:
Prof. Dr. Soemillah Sastroamidjojo

The SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Center for Community Nutrition (RCCN) is a unit under the jurisdiction of the Indonesian Government's Ministry of National Education.  It is hosted by the University of Indonesia (UI), one of the most prominent Indonesian universities, located in Central Jakarta.  The Center has provided training and research in nutrition since 1970 and has been attended by nutritionists, health professionals and personnel from other nutrition-related disciplines from Asia, Europe and Africa.  It now offers broad multidisciplinary capabilities in applied human nutrition for advanced training, research, and consultancy services.


To be a dynamic, self-reliant, strategic policy-driven and internationally recognized regional organization for strengthening regional understanding and cooperation in education, sciences and culture for a better quality of life.


To carry out teaching, research and consultancy services in community nutrition at an international level quality to contribute to its vision.


To train professionals throughout the region in planning, executing and evaluating nutrition policies and intervention
To promote research/investigation in nutritional problems and possible interventions directed towards the improvement of the nutritional situation at the district to the regional level
To link and assist other nutritional training and research institutions within the region
To provide expertise for formulating recommendations concerning food and nutritional policies
To stimulate and promote scientific cooperation within member countries and with other international institutions.

The SEAMEO TROPMED Community Nutrition Programme:

Degree Programmes:

Master of Science in Community Nutrition (4 semesters) 
Doctorate in Nutrition Programme (6 semesters)
Non-degree Programmes:
Field Research Programme, (approx. 6 months)
Short Courses Programme (1-3 weeks)

Research Areas:

Nutrition & Poverty
Food Safety
Nutrition & Communicable/Non-communicable Diseases
Cross-cutting issues:  IEC in Nutrition


Nutrition assessment at community level
Monitoring & evaluating impacts of nutrition interventions
Design of nutrition program planning, reviews and evaluation
Establishment of special short courses in nutrition & related topics


Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, RI
East Nusa Tenggara Province, RI
Industry Council for Development, UK
International Health Development Unit, Monash University, Australia
GTZ, Germany
National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam
Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands
Nijmegen University, the Netherlands
Bung Hatta University in Padang
Lomalina University Peru
Linkages within the framework of SEAMEO-NUTRINET:  Food & Nutrition Research Institute (Philippines), Mahidol University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), Ministries of Health (Myanmar, Cambodia), National Institute of Nutrition (Vietnam)
Linkages withing the framework of Capacity Strengthening in Nutrition in Asia:  INMU Mahidol University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), CEFTRI (India), National Institute of Nutrition (Vietnam), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (Pakistan), Juntendo University School of Medicine (Japan), Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene (China), KEM Hospital and Research Center (India), UNU (Japan)

The Centre has received technical and advisory support from the Ministry of Economic Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany through GTZ (German   Technical Cooperation Agency). Institutional partnership with the University of Manitoba in Canada helped strengthen the community nutrition training programme in TROPMED/Indonesia.

The SEAMEO TROPMED Community Nutrition Programme is open to a wide range of professionals from governmental and private organizations. These individuals may be involved in developmental planning and implementing public health or food and nutrition programmes and projects, or teach at university or professional training level.

Proficiency in English and basic knowledge on Health and Nutrition are useful to participants in most of the courses. The Centre requires a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 450 or equivalent.  

Many organizations may be contacted regarding scholarships. Applicants are strongly advised to explore sources of funding such as their home government through local ministries, non-government organizations, food industries, or international agencies such as FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, USAID, WHO, and World Bank.

Address Inquiries to:
The Director     
SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Community Nutrition    
University of Indonesia

Jl. Salemba Raya 6, Jakarta 10430 

P.O. Box 3852, Jakarta 10038, Indonesia    
Tel. Nos.: +62 (21) 391-3933; 330-205    
Fax No.: +62 (21) 3913933     




Milestones General Information
Vision, Mission, Goal
The  Governing Board

TROPMED Central Office Functions

Highlights of Accomplishments
SEAMEO Organizational Chart
Special Projects/Linkages Publications

SEAMEO  TROPMED Network Centres:

SEAMEO TROPMED Network Organizational Chart
Directory of SEAMEO TROPMED Network