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Hearing without listening: declining Indonesian language literacy in Australia

As student of Bahasa Indonesia for over ten years, it’s something I’ve frequently observed within the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. Australian captains of industry and government ministers expect they can speak to Indonesians in English – rarely do Australians show any commitment to speaking with Indonesians.

Partnering for success: four tips for getting research collaborations right in Indonesia

In a recent series of interviews KONEKSI – Australia's flagship research and innovation program in Indonesia – engaged with six early, mid and senior-career researchers to understand the key factors contributing to successful collaboration.

Grading Nadiem’s education reforms

In 2019, President Widodo appointed Nadiem Makarim, the US-educated founder of Gojek, as the Minister of Education. Four years later, the Indonesian education system looks – at least at a surface level – unrecognisable from the president’s first term. But have Nadiem’s reforms been effective? And what lays ahead for Indonesia’s next education minister?

Can a new academic union resurrect grassroots activism in Indonesia?

Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of Indonesian Independence Day, workers from public and private universities in Indonesia declared the establishment of the Campus Workers Union (SPK)  on 17 August 2023. But can a new academic union actually reform university management in Indonesia? And what challenges will this new union need to overcome to defend the interests of campus workers?

Does Indonesia’s higher education system need a reset?

Researchers in Indonesia are alienated from their work because they lack academic freedom, their roles reduced to ticking administrative boxes. Professor Sulistyowati Irianto believes Indonesian universities are in need of reform.

New criminal code exposes deep problems in Indonesian legal education

The role of legal academics in formulating the new Criminal Code should raise concerns about support for anti-democratic ideas in Indonesia's law faculties.

Talking Indonesia: communicating research

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How can Indonesian researchers better share their knowledge and expertise with the world? Tito Ambyo chats to Prodita Sabarini in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Azyumardi Azra: the sleepless and inspirational intellectual who transformed Islamic education

Much-loved scholar of Islam and prominent public intellectual Azyumardi Azra died suddenly on 18 September.

Farewell Richard Chauvel (1946–2022)

Edward Aspinall reflects on the life and career of the much-respected scholar of eastern Indonesia, Richard Chauvel, who died on 1 April.

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