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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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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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NSW Governor opens the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

NSW Governor opens the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

November 21, 2016

New South Wales Governor, His Excellency David Hurley AS DSC (Ret’d), hosts Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program delegates and VIP guests at Government House. On Wednesday 16 November, the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program began with 18 delegates from Indonesia and nine delegates from Australia convening for a welcome event at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Announcing the theme […]

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Essay Series: ‘Eighteen Years Later’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

Essay Series: ‘Eighteen Years Later’ by Eliza Vitri Handayani

November 21, 2016

This essay is part of a series commissioned by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, with leading writers and commentators from Indonesia and Australia each looking closely at their own society, cultures and political situations. Membaca versi Bahasa Indonesia EVERY TIME ANYONE asks me how I came to Australia, I tell them I was adopted from China. It’s a […]

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