Learn more about the Asia Institute's research hubs and affiliated organisations.
Asia Environments, founded in 2015, is a Research Hub based at the Asia Institute at The University of Melbourne. It is multidisciplinary in nature and approaches "Asia Environments" from a variety of perspectives: anthropology, culture, ethnography, human geography, linguistics, literature, media ecology, performance arts, transnational activism for environmental justice, visual and screen culture. Asia Environments draws together scholars with research interests in many regions of Asia, with a focus on China, Indonesia, Japan, South-east Asia, and indigenous minorities in these regions. Members of The University of Melbourne from outside the Asia Institute are welcome to join.
The Indonesia at Melbourne blog was launched in July 2015 to present analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia from academics and postgraduate students affiliated with the University of Melbourne. It aims to stimulate debate and provide a forum for exchange of information and opinion on current events in Indonesia. The emphasis is on politics but the blog also covers law, anthropology, culture, history, economics, architecture and public health, reflecting the diversity of expertise on contemporary Indonesia at the university.
Indonesia at Melbourne is a joint initiative of the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts, the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) in the Melbourne Law School, and The University of Melbourne's Indonesia Forum. It is also generously supported by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Simon Evans.