Research

Monitoring bridges, roads and pipelines with fibre optics

Monitoring bridges, roads and pipelines with fibre optics

May 1, 2018

A new fibre optic sensor prototype will help to monitor the structural health of billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure, reducing repair bills and minimising potentially catastrophic failures. Road, bridge and pipeline infrastructure is vulnerable to flooding, soil erosion, and even ground shifts due to earthquakes. Some water and gas pipelines in Australia are over […]

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Keeping cigarettes out of small hands in Bali

Keeping cigarettes out of small hands in Bali

April 26, 2018

Evidence shows that smoking uptake by young people is closely correlated with the density of cigarette retailers around their homes and schools. Cigarette advertisements and promotion at the retail point of sale also contributes to smoking uptake by young people, and hampers efforts to quit by adults. A collaboration of researchers from The University of […]

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Indonesia Development Forum 2018 Call for Papers

Indonesia Development Forum 2018 Call for Papers

April 19, 2018

The Indonesia Development Forum 2018 is calling for papers for their annual event held in Jakarta on 10 and 11 July. Hosted by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) with support from the Australian government and other development partners, IDF brings together leaders in government, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss […]

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Renewable energy networks expand into eastern Indonesia

Renewable energy networks expand into eastern Indonesia

April 13, 2018

Fresh from their major study of renewable energy needs and potential in eastern Indonesia, Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy researchers returned for the Renewable Energy Field Study & Seminar. The three-day event in late March 2018 featured discussion and project visits with Indonesian and Australian leaders from energy businesses, national and district governments and universities, as well […]

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Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

Community Water Champions create a water sensitive vision for kampungs in Bogor City

March 22, 2018

Dense urban areas, floods and droughts, hot temperatures, air pollution, safe drinking water and sanitation are all challenges faced by Indonesian cities. How can local communities in Indonesia deal with urbanisation and climate change and ensure that the environment is protected and that residents can live healthy and happy lives? In Australia, Singapore and China, […]

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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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