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Working towards a culture of respect

Working towards a culture of respect

August 17, 2017 By Helen Fletcher-Kennedy

Australia could learn a great deal from its populous neighbour. As Indonesia continues its transformation into a consolidated and certainly at times rambunctious democracy while maintaining brisk rates of economic development, it has achieved this whilst recognising, preserving and celebrating its ancient and diverse cultural roots and traditions. As I drove to work earlier this […]

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How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

How Indonesia and Australia could be part of the journey to Mars

March 9, 2017 By Ghian Tjandaputra

Scientific and technological progress depend entirely on collaboration. As a result, they are the perfect conduit for it. In the process of producing new knowledge together, Australians and Indonesians can not only bring both nations closer; they could also be part of the next breakthrough. When Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity, he […]

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Mahasiswa, Inovasi dan Masyarakat

Mahasiswa, Inovasi dan Masyarakat

November 20, 2016 By Claudia Tyas Nugraheni

Walaupun dua bulan telah berlalu, pengalaman menjadi salah satu peserta dalam kegiatan Australia Indonesia Research Summit di bulan Agustus lalu tetap membekas dan memberikan rasa percaya diri bagi mahasiswa seperti saya untuk terus berkreasi dan berinovasi untuk negara. “Maaf Mbak, Ibu sudah ada jadwal kegiatan selanjutnya. Jadi tidak dapat berfoto untuk saat ini.” Kata-kata tersebut […]

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My opinion of Innovation

My opinion of Innovation

November 11, 2016 By Amarizni Mosyaftiani

Innovation in developing countries, such as Indonesia, is rarely spoken of in many circles. It’s possibly because of the lack of knowledge about its meaning and how it applies in real life. I see innovation as the new way to solve any number of problems with different and unique approaches from our cumulative creative knowledge. […]

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Terlibat dalam Inovasi

Terlibat dalam Inovasi

November 11, 2016 By Amarizni Mosyaftiani

Amarizni Mosyaftiani, program gelar Magister dalam Arsitektur Lanskap IPB, SP 5 – Mahasiswi RHD di Kelompok Air Perkotaan Inovasi di negara-negara berkembang,; seperti Indonesia, jarang dibicarakan dalam banyak kalangan. Mungkin karena kurangnya pengetahuan akan arti dan cara menerapkannya dalam kehidupan nyata. Saya melihat inovasi sebagai cara baru untuk memecahkan berbagai masalah apa pun dengan pendekatan […]

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Learning the true meaning of cultural privilege

Learning the true meaning of cultural privilege

September 26, 2016 By Katrina Reid

Living in Surabaya for four weeks in preparation for the upcoming Indonesia-Australia Research Summit was a privilege. Each time I visit, live or work in Indonesia my definition of privileged gets a reality check. Are you privileged if you own crystal glasses or are you privileged if your plastic cup is always full? The people […]

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Adding leaves to the Australia-Indonesia stems

Adding leaves to the Australia-Indonesia stems

September 20, 2016 By Adjunct Professor Richard Price

From time to time a university’s research focus on health and medicine, infrastructure, energy, urban water and agriculture is misinterpreted to mean a focus on medical sciences, engineering, physics, hydrology and agronomy respectively. That at least is the perception among some of the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s collaborative research clusters undertaken across universities located in both Australia […]

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Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

Maintaining innovation or innovating maintenance?

April 22, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

With each visit to Indonesia I am everywhere reminded of a growing dichotomy between the demand for innovation and the demand for maintenance. My memories of my latest trip to Indonesia (April 2016) were shaped as much by the hours spent in traffic and twisting ankles traversing uneven and decaying pathways as they were by […]

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Speaking Indonesian: the delights and the pitfalls

Speaking Indonesian: the delights and the pitfalls

April 4, 2016 By Basoeki Koesasi

Having been involved in teaching Indonesian to Australians and others for more years than I care to recall, permit me to pass on a few of the insights I have gained. We can be proud of the achievements of all the teachers and students who ‘have a go’ and put their knowledge into practice, in the […]

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