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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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Connecting social entrepreneurship with sustainability research: Urban Water Cluster student presents at international conference

Connecting social entrepreneurship with sustainability research: Urban Water Cluster student presents at international conference

December 16, 2016

Can social innovation and social entrepreneurship transform governance and citizenship in developing cities? PhD student Erika Duncan-Horner recently gave a presentation on this topic, in the context of urban water transformations, at the International Conference of Contemporary Social and Political Affairs (ICOCSPA) 2016. “The concept of social entrepreneurship is not yet well connected to research […]

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Researchers, government and industry come together at the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit

Researchers, government and industry come together at the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit

September 5, 2016

On August 22 and 23, over 220 academics, researchers, and industry and government figures convened at Surabaya’s Universitas Airlangga for the 3rd Indonesia-Australia Research Summit. Presented by the Australia-Indonesia Centre and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia (RISTEK-DIKTI), the theme of the summit was ‘Innovating Together: Starting local, reaching global’. The summit featured […]

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Australia Indonesia Perceptions Report 2016: “Indonesians and Australians not so different after all”

Australia Indonesia Perceptions Report 2016: “Indonesians and Australians not so different after all”

August 14, 2016

Indonesians and Australians share similar views on trade, education and tourism, according to a comprehensive Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) research report conducted by EY Sweeney released on Monday 15 August 2016. Visit the Microsite “It’s clear that Indonesia and Australia have more issues that unite them than divide them,” says Mr Harold Mitchell AC, Chairman of […]

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Making efficient ports to keep cities connected

Making efficient ports to keep cities connected

July 7, 2016

Port cities can be lively, vibrant hives of activity—the hub of a nation’s economic health— if they’re planned well. Indonesia’s busiest port, Tanjung Priok, has roughly two and a half times the container traffic as the Port of Melbourne. But it also has a reputation as one of the least efficient ports in Asia. Indonesian […]

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Designing the coolest and most efficient tropical houses

Designing the coolest and most efficient tropical houses

June 30, 2016

Traditional buildings in Indonesia make use of ‘passive’ cooling techniques. Being well ventilated, raised off the ground, and with shady verandas, their design allows them to stay cool in a tropical climate without air conditioning. The classic timber ‘Queenslander’ house also follows a similar design. Now architects and engineers from both countries are getting together […]

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Watch the Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Seminar ‘Analysing the Australia-Indonesia relationship: Past, present and future’

Watch the Australia-Indonesia Attitudes Seminar ‘Analysing the Australia-Indonesia relationship: Past, present and future’

June 10, 2016

On May 18, 2016, leading scholars from Monash University presented fascinating research about the Australia-Indonesia relationship, covering societal, media and longitudinal attitudes studies. Introduced by Australia-Indonesia Centre Research Director Dr. Richard Price and hosted by the Centre’s Research Fellow Jemma Purdey, the seminar featured four researchers presenting two studies, as well as a robust question and answer session with […]

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Dr William Sabandar reveals Indonesia’s “ambitious” renewable energy targets

Dr William Sabandar reveals Indonesia’s “ambitious” renewable energy targets

May 24, 2016

Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy to the Indonesian government, Dr William Sabandar, reveals bold 2025 targets at a VIP dinner for the Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program. At the 6-star energy-efficient ANZ building in Docklands, Melbourne, Dr Sabandar addressed delegates, researchers and VIPs about a revolutionary nine-year energy plan for Indonesia. He said of the four sources where Indonesia currently draws its […]

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