Junaidi is the vice chair of Kampus Merdeka program at the Ministry of Education and Research and a lecturer of linguistic and cultural studies in the English Studies programme, Faculty of Humanities. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in English linguistics from the University of Indonesia, an MA in British Cultural Studies from the University of Warwick, UK and a Doctorate in Linguistics at the University of Indonesia.
Since 2004, he has been actively involved in the internationalisation of Indonesian higher education. He started his role as a person in charge of cooperation and international affairs at the University of Indonesia from 2004-2015, as well as Head of ASEAN University Network – ASEAN Credit Transfer System (AUN-ACTS) from 2011-2015. Since 2015, he has been serving as expert staff in UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and, in 2016, established UI GreenMetric World University Rankings Network with 956 universities in 80 countries. Before his role as vice chair of Kampus Merdeka, he was the chair of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) in 2021.