Indonesia

International engagement at the Faculty of Arts

The Indonesia Strategic Engagement Group coordinates the Faculty’s Indonesian activities through:

  • 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.

Welcome from the Deputy Associate Dean International (Indonesia)

Indonesia is of critical importance to both the country and the University and the Faculty of Arts is delighted to announce that moving forward, Indonesia is one of just three priority countries for the Faculty.

Associate Professor Kate McGregor
Associate Professor
Katharine McGregor

As part of the ‘Engaging with Indonesia 2020-2024’ Strategy, the Faculty of Arts is committed to the strategy of promoting research and dialogue on topics of mutual concern to both countries, enhancing ‘cultural exchange and mutual understanding’ and producing ‘university graduates ready to engage in and with Indonesia.’

Key to our goal of creating graduates ready to engage with Indonesia is our leading Indonesian language program, in addition to providing global classroom experiences for our students.

Across the faculty our researchers including staff and postgraduate students are conducting research on a great range of topics.

We also share and provide platforms for sharing knowledge about Indonesia through a range of events.

One key platform is our signature events, such as the annual Arief Budiman Lecture which commenced in 2021 and the Australia and Indonesia in conversation event.

Further to this staff across the Faculty of Arts staff, regularly share their expertise on Indonesia via the extremely popular Indonesia@Melbourne blog and the Indonesia@Melbourne Talking Indonesia Podcast Series. Since their inception in 2015 the blog has had over which has had over 1.5 million views and the podcast series over 540,000 listens.

I encourage you to get in touch if you want to connect with our researchers or be part of the exciting programs of engagement with Indonesia here in the Faculty of Arts.

Associate Professor Katharine McGregor
Associate Dean International (Indonesia) 2021-2023

Teaching

Greater understanding of Indonesia is underpinned by language learning. For over 65 years, The University of Melbourne has proudly taught Indonesian and today hosts one of the leading Indonesian studies programs in the world.

The Faculty boasts world class Indonesia experts across a range of schools who teach across politics, development, history, curatorship, media and gender studies. Our staff are highly engaged with Indonesia and have strong teaching, research and in-country expertise.

The Faculty offers innovative global classroom experiences in the following subjects with more to come:

Research

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.

Examples of staff research projects underway involving Indonesia include:

Engagement

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.

Engage with us online

Our online engagement has a strong focus on Indonesian voices and critically engages with Indonesian audiences. It includes:

Major Partners

More information

For more information about the Faculty of Arts international engagement strategy (Indonesia), please contact the Deputy Associate Dean International (Indonesia).

Deputy Associate Dean International (Indonesia)
Associate Professor Katharine McGregor
Email
k.mcgregor@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 8344 3379