The Faculty of Arts Indonesia Strategy focuses on:
- Building strong partnerships with our partners.
- Creating global experiences for our students.
- Attracting, training and mentoring the next generation of scholars of Indonesia.
- Producing and disseminating Indonesia focused knowledge.
- Facilitating an expanded engagement with Indonesia by showcasing more Indonesian voices.
Joint masters degrees
Joint masters degrees co-taught with Indonesian universities in:
- Social Policy (with UGM)
- Development Studies (with UGM)
- Public Policy and Management (with UI and UNHAS)
University of Melbourne Overseas Subject (UMOS) "Yogyakarta Summer Intensive” (INDO20001) will be held in collaboration with FISIPOL UGM on 15-26 January 2024.
Across the Faculty of Arts there are over 15 staff engaged in researching Indonesia including those with expertise in Politics and Society, Language, History, Culture, Art, Media, and Religion. This is in addition to many postgraduate students researching topics related to Indonesia.
Faculty of Arts researchers, in collaboration with the Nossal Institute, also collaborate with multiple universities and research institutes through the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Indonesia (2015-2022).
Examples of staff research projects underway involving Indonesia include:
Digital Citizenship and Girls' Gender Empowerment
An ARC funded Discovery Early Career Research Award project, 2023-2025, Dr Annisa R. Beta with collaborators at the PUSKAPA (Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing at Universitas Indonesia).
Indonesia's Open Ethnography Network
Funded by the Research Development Unit (RDU) and Indonesia Engagement Grant from the University of Melbourne, Dr Annisa R. Beta and Dr Benjamin Hegarty with collaborators at the PUI-PT PPH Unika Atma Jaya.
PRIME (Partnership in Research - Indonesia and Melbourne) Social
A project co funded with Prime Health, which is administered through MDHS. Professor Vedi Hadiz and Dr Inaya Rakhmani (UI, Asia Research Centre).
Gender, Collective Action and Governance in Rural Indonesia
DFAT Funded Project, Dr Rachael Diprose and Dr Ken Setiawan.
‘Submerged Histories: Memory Activism in Indonesia and the Netherlands’
ARC Funded Discovery Project 2021-2025, Associate Professor Katharine McGregor and Dr Ana Dragojlovic in collaboration with Dr Grace Leksana at Malang University.
Scaling-up the Impact of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (2020-2023)
Australian Research Council funded Future Fellowship Dr Kate Macdonald (SSPS) in collaboration with Dr Poppy Winanti, Dr Nanang Kurniawan and Dr Bahruddin (UGM).
PRIME Social Sciences
Research projects are now underway in Social Sciences for the Partnership in Research Indonesia and Melbourne (PRIME).
The Faculty hosts important Indonesia focused engagement events that include both public lectures and workshops. We also share our research and that of our key Indonesian collaborators and thinkers online.
Australia and Indonesia in Conversation
Co- hosted with UGM (FISIPOL) and the Faculty of Arts
Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network
Co-sponsored by Institut Konservasi and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (SHAPS) on 3-5 July 2023.
Citizens of the World: Indonesian Studies in Australia
Co-hosted by the Asia Institute and the Faculty of Arts, 28 - 29 September 2021.
Engage with us online
Our online engagement has a strong focus on Indonesian voices and critically engages with Indonesian audiences. It includes:
Indonesia focussed researchers
Universitas Gajah Mada
Key collaborating faculties FISIPOL, FIB
Key collaborating faculties FISIP, FIA, FIB
In 2021 Professor Vedi Hadiz oversaw the creation of a new research partnership between AI and UI called the Asia Research Centre.
For more information about the Faculty of Arts international engagement strategy (Indonesia), please contact the Deputy Associate Dean International (Indonesia).