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A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

October 24, 2017 By Dr Diana Sari

Trust is paramount when doing business, and becomes very important if you want to deal with a company abroad. The key prerequisite for the development of successful inter-organisational relationships is the prevalence of healthy interpersonal relations Open communication between people from the companies, the gradual gaining of personal credibility, and the cultivation of personal affection […]

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Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

October 13, 2017 By Kevin Evans

Mr Jones, my crusty old grade 6 school teacher, used to say “you can learn from the greatest of fools, Evans”. It was a comment he usually made after I made managed to proffer some new view on something or other. Even so his advice was very wise and never forgotten. In 2008, a great […]

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Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

October 2, 2017 By Kevin Evans

  I had the great privilege of working in the Centre for Rural and Regional Development Studies (P3PK) at UGM in early 1991. Working in the presence of luminaries like the late Prof Mubyarto and so many young researchers from across disciplines was always exciting. Issues related to the role that cooperatives should play in […]

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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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