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Sumba Iconic Island Report: Turning alternative renewables into reality in Indonesia

Sumba Iconic Island Report: Turning alternative renewables into reality in Indonesia

March 28, 2017

The socio-cultural and natural environmental factors that will influence renewable energy use in nine rural and remote districts in Lombok, South Sulawesi and Sumba Island have been analysed in a recently published Landscape Lifescape Analysis by Indonesian and Australian researchers. The researchers found that there is a low risk of negative impacts to the environment, […]

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I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto feature in VAMFF Indonesia Showcase

I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto feature in VAMFF Indonesia Showcase

March 16, 2017

I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto launched new collections at the Indonesia Showcase at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival on March 15, presented by Trade and Investment Victoria. The runway show featured the sleek, contemporary design of the third and final winner of the Australia-Indonesia Centre fashion award I.K.Y.K. as well as Surabaya designer Peggy Hartanto. Hundreds […]

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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 collaboration. 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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Applications open for Indonesian language and culture study Hamer Scholarships

Applications open for Indonesian language and culture study Hamer Scholarships

February 7, 2017

The 2017 round of Hamer Scholarships for in-country Asian language and culture study have opened. The Victorian government offers annual scholarships to study language and culture in China, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. The scholarship aims to “improve language skills and cultural understanding; develop business and people-to-people networks; and contribute to Victoria’s international engagement”. The Indonesian […]

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Urban Water cluster researchers awarded $14m for informal settlement revitalisation

Urban Water cluster researchers awarded $14m for informal settlement revitalisation

January 25, 2017

The team behind the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Urban Water research cluster has been awarded AUD $14 million for their projects dedicated to revitalising informal settlements around the globe. Monash University reports that global charitable foundation the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ funding program has dedicated $14 million to a program which aims to transform water […]

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Detecting high risk pregnancies in Indonesia

Detecting high risk pregnancies in Indonesia

January 23, 2017

Women in Indonesia were 21 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in Australia in 2015. Many pregnant women in Indonesia, particularly in remote areas, do not regularly visit health clinics and so complications are not detected and dealt with early enough. In 12 villages on Indonesia’s Madura island, student midwifes are accompanying […]

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The future of innovation is in good hands

The future of innovation is in good hands

January 18, 2017

The following speeches were presented at the Australia-Indonesia Centre Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Network Mentors Dinner, Tuesday 29 November 2016, University House, Australian National University. Distinguished guests included the President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Andrew Holmes, and the Chairman of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Professor Sangkot Marzuki. Kieran Sullivan, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne […]

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ReelOzInd! Best Film winner Dery Prananda receives 2017 John Darling Fellowship

ReelOzInd! Best Film winner Dery Prananda receives 2017 John Darling Fellowship

December 16, 2016

Indonesian filmmakers Dery Prananda and Kartika Pratiwi have been announced as the recipients of the 2017 John Darling fellowships, and will undertake an intensive course in ‘Video-making as Research’ at Monash University’s School of Film and Journalism. The John Darling Fellowships were first offered in 2013, and again in 2015, in honour of the Australian-born filmmaker who lived […]

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Australian Parliament welcomes Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

Australian Parliament welcomes Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

December 1, 2016

The Australian Parliament acknowledges the delegates of the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program during Question Time at Parliament House. As the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program came to a close, the delegates attended Question Time at Parliament House on Thursday 24 November 2016. At the beginning of proceedings, House Speaker Tony Smith MP said, “Before I call the […]

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