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Australia in eastern Indonesia – universities making an impact

Australia in eastern Indonesia – universities making an impact

March 21, 2018 By Violet Rish

Australia has a long history of engagement in eastern Indonesia – a region closer to Darwin than Darwin is to Sydney. An important frontier for this cooperation today is academic partnerships, which I saw expanding during my time with the Australian Government in Makassar, and am continuing to support in my new role with the […]

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Indonesian health professionals learn together through the Transform Leadership Program

Indonesian health professionals learn together through the Transform Leadership Program

March 20, 2018

Over eight days in Melbourne at the Royal Children’s Hospital, nine delegates participated in the intensive Transform Leadership Program, focusing on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention in Indonesia. Funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre, the program was developed by Andrea Krelle – from the Centre of Adolescent Health, The University of Melbourne – in concert with Dr […]

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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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Fighting the rise of non-communicable diseases starts with children and adolescents

Fighting the rise of non-communicable diseases starts with children and adolescents

December 15, 2017

Indonesia and Australia’s rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is being tackled with a suite of projects designed to bring attention to risk factors early in life and improve overall health. The work, which is supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre, focuses on three areas: tobacco use, mental health and improving communication between healthcare providers and […]

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Improving rail safety in Indonesia and Australia: The sweet spot for rail repair vs efficiency

Improving rail safety in Indonesia and Australia: The sweet spot for rail repair vs efficiency

November 24, 2017

Computer models to predict how railcars will respond to different track conditions are being developed by Indonesian and Australian researchers, to improve rail safety and efficiency in both countries. They’ve already created a successful model for passenger carriages, which has been validated against the performance of trains in Indonesia. Now the researchers are working on […]

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Sustainable water solutions for Indonesian and Australian cities: recommendations from Greater Jakarta

Sustainable water solutions for Indonesian and Australian cities: recommendations from Greater Jakarta

November 22, 2017

With increasing urbanisation and effects of climate change, managing water infrastructure – to minimise flooding, support healthy environments, and ensure sanitation and supply requirements are met – is a challenging task. The Greater Jakarta region (Jabodetabek) has an estimated population of more than 10 million people, and could substantially benefit from new technologies for managing its […]

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Eastern Indonesia and outback Australia share the same energy challenges: Makassar Consul General Richard Mathews on energy investment

Eastern Indonesia and outback Australia share the same energy challenges: Makassar Consul General Richard Mathews on energy investment

October 27, 2017

Upon election, Indonesian president Joko Widodo included infrastructure and renewable energy investment among his government’s top priorities. Indonesia aims to double renewable energy supply by 2025, to 23%. For projects up to 10 megawatts, the government has permitted up to 95% foreign ownership. This creates enormous opportunity for Australian business to invest in a rapidly […]

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