Research

Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

Energy research showcase at Australian Embassy Jakarta links experts with industry

November 23, 2018

AIC Energy Cluster lead Professor Ken Baldwin presented a new energy cost-projection study to a range of industry players and NGOs at the Australian Embassy Jakarta on 25 September. Baldwin, from the Australia National University (ANU), was one of three leading academics to present. He focused on the recently completed Indonesian Energy Technology Assessment (IETA), […]

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Roundtable feeds building momentum for better mental health and wellbeing in Indonesia

Roundtable feeds building momentum for better mental health and wellbeing in Indonesia

November 8, 2018

With global attention on mental health in October, a diverse group of individuals all focused on improving the mental health of Indonesia’s young people came together in Jakarta recently, and exciting opportunities for stronger advocacy emerged. A roundtable around mental health data needs for Indonesian adolescents was hosted by the Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre […]

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Governance and policy: behind the scenes of a Water Sensitive City

Governance and policy: behind the scenes of a Water Sensitive City

September 21, 2018

“People often see developing countries as frozen in time, like the community is not changing, but you have to see that the societies are dynamic,” explains Dr Reni Suwarso from Universitas Indonesia (UI). Understanding and influencing the complex layers of this dynamism in Indonesia’s water management is the task facing a multi-disciplinary team of Urban […]

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‘Chronically toxic rivers’ of the world in need of regulatory reform

‘Chronically toxic rivers’ of the world in need of regulatory reform

September 5, 2018

If you drink water full of pathogens, you’ll likely know about it in a few hours. If you regularly drink water full of chemical toxins, you may get more seriously ill years later, with no idea why. “There are 90,000 chemicals in daily societal usage, small amounts of which inevitably enter our waterways and then […]

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Study links rising Islamic conservatism to urban youth’s socio-economic frustrations

Study links rising Islamic conservatism to urban youth’s socio-economic frustrations

August 28, 2018

A survey of 600 ‘anti-Ahok’ marchers has captured rare insights into Indonesia’s growing Islamic conservatism and how social inequality is viewed through a moral lens. A new study funded by the Australia-Indonesia Centre and conducted by top Australian and Indonesian university researchers has revealed that stalling levels of job security and social mobility might explain […]

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Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future

Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future

August 7, 2018

The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Energy Cluster concluded its bilateral research with workshops at the Australian National University and Monash University in July 2018. Researchers from ANU, Monash, the University of Melbourne, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Hasanuddin, the University of Sydney, and the University of NSW came together with government and industry stakeholders to share their findings […]

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