Indonesian Studies

The new kid on the block – Indonesia is pushing for ‘creative economy’ with a mission for social impact

The term ‘creative economy’ has become a key word in developing regions across Asia. Xin Gu argues that this will allow Indonesia to link with global markets, through which an alternative image of Indonesia can be pursued – one that’s more forward thinking, more youthful, more futuristic, one breaking away from the old perceptions of Indonesia. 

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Launch of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre

Monash University’s Faculty of Arts is launching the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre at Clayton campus next month. Dean of Arts Professor Sharon Pickering said the new centre recognised the “amazing legacy of the Herb Feith Foundation and the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, and continues the university’s and the faculty’s commitment to engaging…

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Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre established

The Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will be a dynamic and contemporary platform for Monash researchers engaging with Indonesia. It will deliver a vibrant schools outreach program, will support the learning of Bahasa Indonesia, will foster university partnerships and will engage with our growing cohort of Indonesia alumni.

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Muhammadiyah and Progressive Islam in Indonesia

On Friday 16 February, Monash Asia Institute (MAI) in collaboration with Monash University’s Office of Global Engagement hosted a public lecture entitled “Islam with progress: lessons learnt from Muhammadiyah“. Professor Ariel Heryanto, Deputy Director of MAI & Chair of Herb Feith introduced and welcomed keynote speaker Dr Haedar Nashir, Chairman of Muhammadiyah.  Dr. Haedar Nashir…

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Celebrating Everyday Life in Australia-Indonesia Neighbourhood

How can we improve relations between Australia and Indonesia? Researchers on the “Celebrating Everyday Lives in Indonesia-Australia Neighbourhood” project seem to think the answer might lie in a cup of coffee.  In late 2017 a team of researchers from Monash University, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Queensland University of Technology jointly set out to…

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Monash University students visit UPI for annual exchange

On 26 November, Dr Jemma Purdey led 19 undergraduate and masters students on the annual Australia and Asia Study Tour to Indonesia where they are being hosted by the Australian Studies Centre at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI). Prof Dasim Budimansyah, Deputy Director of the Australian Studies Centre said ongoing cooperation is important for building relations.…

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Professor Heryanto’s viral video

Monash Arts Professor Ariel Heryanto’s lecture “The Role of the Global Left Movement in the Fight for Indonesia’s Independence” has gone viral on YouTube, with the number of viewers reaching well over 56,000 and still counting. Professor Heryanto recorded the lecture this year on July 17th at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, where he was a…

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