Research

Earthquake-proofing ports

Earthquake-proofing ports

September 27, 2017

Researchers from The University of Melbourne are learning how to modify existing Indonesian and Australian ports so earthquakes don’t do such devastating damage to sea trade. “What we currently have is a recipe for disaster. Some port infrastructure is over 100 years old and was not designed to cope with the loads they are currently […]

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Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

September 21, 2017

Electricity from photovoltaics and wind are likely the cheapest options for large-scale energy generation in both Australia and Indonesia, according to research from the Australian National University (ANU) and Institut Teknologi Bandung, supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre. “Reductions in the cost of photovoltaics and wind, coupled with developments in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and off-river […]

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Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

July 28, 2017

Four years ago life in Pulau Bau, a village on a tiny island off North Maluku in Indonesia, was transformed. The community was supplied with electricity via small-scale diesel generators and a state-of-the-art solar energy system with battery backup. Every house was receiving some electricity—not a lot, but some. But early in 2017 the system […]

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What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

July 25, 2017

In response to blackouts and concerns over energy supply, South Australia is getting the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. What exactly does this mean for the future of energy in Australia, and could such an approach work for Indonesia? “The announcement of the Neoen and Tesla investment in a 100MW/129MWh battery adjacent to the Hornsdale wind-farm […]

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Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

July 14, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster is proud to announce travel grant recipients to the International Association of Adolescent Health World Congress in India in October 2017. The group includes esteemed Australian and Indonesian researchers, lecturers and NGO staff from institutions such as Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, Burnet Institute and the University of Sydney. […]

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Radar-in-a-suitcase makes bridges safer

Radar-in-a-suitcase makes bridges safer

June 20, 2017

Assessing ageing bridges just got safer and easier, thanks to a high-tech radar device that fits inside a suitcase. Developed by Dr Lihai Zhang of The University of Melbourne as part of a collaborative research project supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre, the IBIS-S radar technology can scan a bridge in 15 minutes from a kilometre […]

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11th World Congress on Adolescent Health Travel Grant applications period extended

11th World Congress on Adolescent Health Travel Grant applications period extended

May 5, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster is pleased to announce that IAAH Travel Grant applications have re-opened until midnight, Monday 22 May 2017,  for researchers, clinicians and postgraduate students to attend the 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi held on 27-29 October 2017. The purpose of the Travel Grants is to broaden the source of innovation […]

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Research Coordinator position open for applications

Research Coordinator position open for applications

May 2, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is currently seeking a Research Coordinator to support the overall research program outcomes. As the Research Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing expert research administration and oversight in relation to the management of the research-related activities for the centre. You will collect information from a range of research teams then refine […]

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Report on Conference on Resilient Cities, Indonesia Australia Business Week 2017

Report on Conference on Resilient Cities, Indonesia Australia Business Week 2017

April 5, 2017 By Dwi Yuliantoro

As the Liaison Officer for Urban Water Research Cluster (UWRC), I attended the recent Indonesia Australia Business Week, paying particular attention to the related Conference on Resilient Cities. The conference had several panellists from government and those in the broader public sector who have been working with the government, such as from local (city level) […]

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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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