Indonesia has been identified as one of the regions of strategic importance by CDU in which research activities and capacity building opportunities of mutual benefit to CDU and partner universities can be maximised.

Conference Alert!

Indonesia Unpdate Conference 2012

Theme - The State of Education

The Australian National Univesity
Friday and Saturday, 21 - 22 September 2012

For more information and to register please visit the conference site at ANU or view the flyer (pdf, 105.1KB).

Triple Helix 10th International Conference 2012, "Emerging Triple Helix Models for developing Countries: From Conceptualisation to Implementation"

Organised by: Institute of Technology (ITB) Bandung, Indonesia
Date: 8 - 10 August 2012.

For more information, go to , E: or download the flyer. (pdf, 471KB)

5th International Indonesia Forum "Between the Mountain and the Sea: Positioning Indonesia"

Call for Papers

Co-Sponsored by Yale University and UGM
9 - 10 July 2012, Yogyakarta
Deadline to submit papers: 31 MArch 2012

Symposium alert!

UNHAS and CDU Wallace-Darwin Science Symposium and Wakatobi Biodiversity Excursion

Date:4 - 7 September 2012
For more information, email:

Summer Program

4th International Students Summer Program - DREAM!
1-14 July 2012

Joint communique agreed

A Joint Communique between the Northern Territory Government and the Indonesian Province of East Kalimantan was recently agreed to by the Hon Rob Knight MLA, Minister for Asian Relations and Trade, Northern Territory Government of Australia, and by HE Dr H. Awang Faroek Ishak, Governor of Kalimantan Timur, Republic of Indonesia.

The Communique was agreed to during the recent visit to Darwin by HE Dr H. Awang Faroek Ishak.

English version of the document. (pdf, 84KB)
Bahasa Indonesia version of the document (pdf, 134KB)

Indonesian language electives at CDU

Indonesian language has now been deemed a "language at risk" in Australia. Over the last 10 years there has been a dramatic collapse in the number of secondary and tertiary institutions offering Indonesian language and in the number of students taking Indonesian language in those remaining institutions.

In order to try and encourage increased enrolments in Bahasa Indonesia at CDU Dr Curtis has prepared a flyer outlining Indonesian language electives available at the University.

For more information, download the flyer.(pdf, 627KB)CDU's actitivies in Indonesia For all actitivites download the summary (pdf, 97Kb)

Scholarship Information for Indonesian Students

Frans Seda English Language Scholarships

The Frans Seda English Language Scholarships are proudly funded by the Northern Territory Government. For more information on how to apply, please download Frans Seda Scholarship Flyer (pdf, 149Kb)

The focus of the Indonesia Reference Group is to share information amongst active and interested members of the CDU community and beyond about collaborative activities that have been undertaken, are in the process of being undertaken or under development.

It is anticipated that the circulation of this information will assist in the coordination of a university wide approach to activities in Indonesia and act as a catalyst for generating more opportunities for collaborative engagement.

Membership of the Group comprises senior academic and administrative members of the University's governance hierarchy; active researchers; facilitators and managers of important stakeholder relationships and representatives of the Northern Territory Government.

The Group meets four times a year and is Chaired by Professor Bob Wasson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and International. Secretariat support is provided by Sally Hodgetts, Manager, International Projects and Operations, International Office.

For more information about the Group or to receive a copy of the latest meeting minutes please contact Sally at
T: +61 8 8946 7037

Information about new initiatives with regards to research and collaboration along with suggestions for consideration and review by the Group are sought and should be forwarded to Sally.

The Inaugural Charles Darwin University China Engagement Event provided a forum through which CDU academic staff could showcase joint projects and research collaboration with Chinese partners; while current Chinese students were able to present a window to the myriad of cross cultural challenges experienced and benefits gained while studying at CDU and residing in Darwin.

Rohan Fisher - Indonesia Seminar from Rohan Fisher on Vimeo.

Indonesian Reference Group Members

Prof Bob Wasson (Chair) Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and International
Monica TurveyDirector International Strategy and Development
Sally HodgettsManager, International Projects and Operations
Janet RussellSpecial Projects, Office of the VC
Brendan DoranAsian Relations and Trade Division, Dept of the CM, NT Govt.
Prof Chris AustinHead of School, School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Prof Karen Gibb School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Prof Keith Christian School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Dr Sean BellairsSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences
Rohan FisherSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences
Dr Bronwyn MyersSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences
Colin TrainorSchool of Environmental and Life Sciences
Dr Penny Wurm School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Sam Pickering School of Environmental and Life Sciences/ School of Environmental Research
Prof Karen (Bonba) EdyvaneSchool of Environmental Research
Dr Romy GreinerSchool of Environmental Research
Dr Natasha StaceySchool of Environmental Research
Dr Kerstin ZanderSchool of Environmental Research
Prof Tony Cunningham (Adjunct)School of Environmental Research
Prof Owen StanleySchool of Environmental Research
Dr Dennis ShoesmithSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities
Dr David MearnsSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities
Dr Steven FarramSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities
Dr Richard CurtisSchool of Creative Arts and Humanities
Prof Rose McEldowneyHead of School, School of Health Sciences
Mary CruickshankSchool of Health Sciences
Simon MorrisSchool of Law and Business
Jeswynn YogaratnamSchool of Law and Business
Prof Les McCrimmonSchool of Law and Business
Danial KellySchool of Law and Business
Mr Farooq HaqSchool of Law and Business
Dr Leigh DevesSchool of Law and Business
Dr Suzanne BeltonMenzies School of Health Research
Tania PaulPrimary Industries and Community Services Industry Division
Dr Kate Golebiowska School of Social and Policy Research
Prof Ian ThynneSchool of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Dr Lorraine Connell School of Education
Therese KerstenSchool of Education
Ruth WallaceSchool of Education
Dr Ian FalkSchool of Education
Dr Friso de BoerSchool of Engineering and Information Technology
Morag McGrathBusiness and Services Industry Division
Theresa CaldwellAdult Language and Literacy
Lorraine SushamesAdult Language and Literacy
Brent VilliersTrades Industry Division
John LoganACL Darwin English Centre

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