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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)

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

Talking Indonesia: social science

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Do Indonesian social scientists enjoy the freedom to conduct research on any topic of their choosing? How is their research funded, and how does the government view their work? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Inaya Rakhmani in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: universities and international research collaboration

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How are Indonesian universities navigating the tension between calls for greater internationalisation and an obstructive legal and visa regime? Dr Dave McRae chats to Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Rector Professor Panut Mulyono in a special Policy in Focus episode.

Who will study Indonesia in the future?

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The number of Australian students studying Indonesian has fallen dramatically from its heyday in the 90s. But the growing strength of Indonesia’s universities could help establish a new way for the countries to work together.

Will Islamist sentiment smother Indonesia’s ‘me too’ movement in the education sector?

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Conservative Muslim groups have confusingly argued that a new regulation seeking to protect students from sexual abuse effectively promotes any sexual acts that involve consent.

Talking Indonesia: academic freedom

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What is driving recent attacks on academic freedom? How much is the notorious ITE Law to blame? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Robertus Robet in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Can Australia’s declining Indonesia literacy survive Covid-19 cuts?

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Virtual 'study abroad' programs have kept students engaged with Indonesia despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But government, universities and business need to provide students with more opportunities to continue building on their language and Indonesian expertise in Australia.

Academic freedom: another victim of the ITE law?

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The sentencing of Syiah Kuala University lecturer Saiful Mahdi for defamation is another devastating blow to academic freedom, and freedom of expression more broadly, in Indonesia.

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