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.
Welcome from the Deputy Associate Dean International (Indonesia)
Indonesia is of critical importance to both Australia 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. The Faculty’s Indonesia activities are coordinated through the Indonesia Strategic Engagement Group (ISEG), with representatives from each school in the Faculty.
Joint masters degrees
Joint masters degrees co-taught with Indonesian universities in:
- Social Policy (with UGM)
- Public Policy and Development Studies (with UGM)
- Public Policy and Management (with UI and UNHAS)
Indonesia UMOS subject are currently under redevelopment.
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:
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).
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:
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).