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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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The Australia-Indonesia Centre appoints Dr Eugene Sebastian as its new Director

The Australia-Indonesia Centre appoints Dr Eugene Sebastian as its new Director

April 5, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Eugene Sebastian as its new Director, beginning Monday 24 April 2017. Eugene brings a wealth of experience from both the higher education and private sectors, including more than 25 years of experience in international strategy and operational management in higher education. Before his appointment as […]

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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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I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto feature in VAMFF Indonesia Showcase

I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto feature in VAMFF Indonesia Showcase

March 16, 2017

I.K.Y.K and Peggy Hartanto launched new collections at the Indonesia Showcase at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival on March 15, presented by Trade and Investment Victoria. The runway show featured the sleek, contemporary design of the third and final winner of the Australia-Indonesia Centre fashion award I.K.Y.K. as well as Surabaya designer Peggy Hartanto. Hundreds […]

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Research Director’s Update: March 2017

Research Director’s Update: March 2017

March 15, 2017

Growth and new beginnings The weeks since our last update have been busy as always for the Centre, as no doubt they have been for many in the Australia-Indonesia relationship building space. I allude here to the corresponding Presidential-Prime Ministerial visits and the Indonesia Australia Business Week. Other visits have taken place too, with our […]

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Pesan Direktur Penelitian: Maret 2017

Pesan Direktur Penelitian: Maret 2017

March 15, 2017

Pertumbuhan dan awal-awal yang baru Dalam beberapa minggu sejak berita kami yang terbaru, Pusat ini sibuk sekali seperti biasanya, dan tentunya beberapa minggu itu juga terasa menyibukkan bagi banyak orang dalam ruang pembangunan hubungan Australia-Indonesia. Saya juga menyinggung sedikit tentang kunjungan dan pertemuan Presiden dengan Perdana Menteri serta Indonesia Australia Business Week. Kunjungan-kunjungan lain juga […]

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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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