Issue 3
Monday, 27 March 2017
Charles Darwin University
Visiting scholar Associate Professor Andi Amri
Visiting scholar Associate Professor Andi Amri

Visiting scholar praises our ethical approach

By Andrew Hall

A visiting scholar from Makassar in Indonesia, Associate Professor Andi Amri, is inspired by CDU’s emphasis on ethics in impact-focused research and online distance learning.

As a leading academic in Hasanuddin University’s (UNHAS) Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Dr Amri is a 2017 recipient of an Endeavour Fellowship Award and is on the first leg of a three-month professional development visit in Australia. 

“During my month here I am learning about CDU’s mobility programs for students and scholars, and am spending time at the university’s research institutes, looking at how CDU manages research and observing the potential collaborations between CDU and UNHAS for the future,” Dr Amri said.

Compared with the Northern Territory, South Sulawesi coastal areas are under strong developmental pressure, resulting in a decline of mangrove resources and ecosystems. 

“I am very impressed with the work that researchers at CDU are doing, especially in the fields of conservation of coastal environments and the livelihoods of people who live in coastal areas.”

Dr Amri said CDU’s emphasis on research impacts, outcomes and integrity could be adopted by other universities in Indonesia and the South-east Asian region.

“I am gaining a greater understanding from my colleagues at CDU about how constructive public policy outcomes can be the direct result of ethically focused research programs that investigate ways of improving people’s lives,” he said.