The Centre

History

The Australia-Indonesia Centre was established  in 2014 as a joint initiative of the Australian and Indonesian governments. Based at Monash University, the Centre is a consortium of eleven highly respected research institutions.

In Australia the Centre is defined by the standing of the Australian National University, Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney and is supported through federal funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Education and Training.

In Indonesia the partners are the Institut Pertanian Bogor, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Surabaya), Universitas Airlangga (Surabaya), Universitas Hasanuddin (Makassar), Universitas Gadjah Mada (Yogyakarta) and Universitas Indonesia (Jakarta/ Depok), with support coming from the Department for Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEK-DIKTI). The Centre’s primary corporate partners are the Pratt Foundation, PwC and ANZ.

The Centre aims to be facilitator of multi-stakeholder collaboration between Australia and Indonesia to generate high-impact research and activities.

Vision

The Australia-Indonesia Centre aims to become the pre-eminent facilitator of multi-stakeholder collaboration between Australia and Indonesia to generate high-impact research and activities.

Objectives

The Australia-Indonesia Centre has three Core Objectives set in consultation with the Australian Government. They are to:

  • Pursue solutions to shared national challenges in areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Health, Urban Water, and Food & Agriculture via highly collaborative research.
  • Strengthen and deepen Australia-Indonesia networks and relationships across many sectors of society.
  • Promote greater understanding and cultural awareness – Australians of Indonesia, and Indonesians of Australia.

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