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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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Gained in translation?

Gained in translation?

February 2, 2016 By Dr Richard Price

As a former researcher and long-term research manager, I am thrilled when the results of my research and that of my colleagues is taken up. Whether the results are used by farmers in their practices, by policy makers to inform their legislation, by research collaborators to design centres of excellence or by companies to direct […]

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