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Is Indonesia’s education sector finally opening up to foreign universities?

Is Indonesia’s education sector finally opening up to foreign universities?

February 16, 2018 By Kevin Evans

Over recent weeks there has been a flurry of statements and announcements about “opening the Indonesian tertiary education sector to foreign universities”. I have seen this discourse ebb and flow over the past 25 years. The following summarises some of the most common arguments for and against this proposition. Proponents of the proposition argue in […]

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Four key trends to watch in Indonesia’s economy in 2018

Four key trends to watch in Indonesia’s economy in 2018

February 15, 2018 By Mohammad Faisal

The outlook for Indonesian economy in 2018 seems promising. After growing at 5.07 percent last year, the world’s sixteenth largest economy is estimated to grow faster at 5.2 percent this year. There are many things worth watching in this vibrant and diverse economy with a population of over 260 million. Nonetheless, there are at least […]

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Bogor and Jakarta floods a wake-up call for water management action

Bogor and Jakarta floods a wake-up call for water management action

February 9, 2018

As heavy downpours in Bogor, West Java, threaten deadly and devastating floods in the nation’s capital of Jakarta, Indonesia again confronts the challenges of urban water management. “The causes of damaging flooding are manifold”, says Monash University’s Dr Christian Urich, “including outdated and repurposed drainage infrastructure, rapid urbanisation leading to more sealed surfaces, and climate […]

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‘Geopolitical unrest opens up a space for middle powers like Australia and Indonesia to play a role’ – Dr Dino Patti Djalal

‘Geopolitical unrest opens up a space for middle powers like Australia and Indonesia to play a role’ – Dr Dino Patti Djalal

February 5, 2018

The Australia-Indonesia Centre, in partnership with PwC and Perth USAsia Centre, hosted a boardroom dialogue with Dr Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s former deputy foreign minister and Ambassador to the United States, at PwC Melbourne on January 24th. Dr Djalal, who also founded the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, shared his insights with moderator AIC Digital […]

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In Conversation with Dr Dino Patti Djalal

In Conversation with Dr Dino Patti Djalal

January 31, 2018

Dr Dino Patti Djalal is the founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia and former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States. He discusses Indonesia-Australia relations, international trade, and Indonesia’s place in the South-East Asian economic environment with AIC Digital Economy Fellow Helen Brown.

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Applications open for Health Cluster Liaison Officer based at Universitas Airlangga

Applications open for Health Cluster Liaison Officer based at Universitas Airlangga

January 19, 2018

The  Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster is seeking applications for the role of Liaison Officer at the Surabaya campus of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). This part-time role will work closely with the Cluster Coordinator at the University of Melbourne based in Melbourne and the Liaison Coordinator at Universitas Indonesia (UI); as well as the Cluster Leadership from […]

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Technology’s shifting sands and the need to reconfigure government

Technology’s shifting sands and the need to reconfigure government

January 8, 2018 By Kevin Evans

‘Disruption’ is a term that comes to mind when we think of transformations in economic and commercial interactions, both in terms of what is produced and consumed but also in the ways in which they are conveyed or mediated. When a company like Indonesia’s rocketing start-up Go-Jek can provide services that include ticket booking, food […]

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