Ranking researchers

Did Indonesia’s implementation of a scientific ranking system, lead to a sharp increase in researcher publication output and improved scientific capacity.

Alumni advocates

Universities turn to alumni for financial support in the face of declining government funding. A study explores non-monetary ways alumni can support universities.

When differences make a difference in diverse teams

A new study suggests that when team members communicate their differences and how they are perceived it can affect the outcome of the team. It also says that it’s not just about having differences, but how those differences are talked about and handled that matters for a team.

Tips for preparing a policy brief

Policy briefs raise awareness of current research on policy needs and succinctly communicate evidence-based recommendations. Some useful tips to help researchers.

Riding the Rails to Prosperity

The railway line from Makassar to Parepare in South Sulawesi will transform the province’s economy, people, and livelihoods, but it’s not without challenges. A study by Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) identified hazards, risks, and potential solutions, such as creating effective risk management plans, a pricing strategy to increase demand, intermodal freight transport plan, and Smart Transportation master plan for five regions. The railway also offers opportunities for transit and cargo-oriented development.

Why facts don’t change minds?

Researchers want their findings used to make good decisions and take action. Yet, often their efforts don’t work as well as they hoped. New research identifies myths and solutions to effective science communications and impact for researchers.

Ranking games

Global university rankings have become a crucial part of the higher education landscape. Yet some countries are shifting their focus from catching up to the West, potentially signaling a new era in higher education in these countries.

Smashing barriers for women in international science

Helen Fletcher-Kennedy, Eugene Sebastian and Martijn van der Kamp  30 May 2020 Thirty-five women scientists from leading research institutions across Europe and North America banded together recently to co-author a Times Higher Education article, “Women in science are battling both COVID-19 and patriarchy”. It is a clarion call to the global community that “…the pandemic has worsened long-standing sexist and racist…

Indonesia’s international education potential

Growing there requires three essentials by EUGENE SEBASTIAN and HELEN BROWN  In just a few months the vulnerabilities of the nation’s multi-billion-dollar education sector have been laid bare and forced providers to consider their international strategy. Education is Australia’s largest services export, valued at $35.2 billion, with many programmes centered around bringing students onshore. Student…

Australian universities see risk and opportunity in Indonesia

An article by John Ross in the Times Higher Education. Twitter: @JohnRoss49 Australian universities are well placed to meet the skills needs of neighbouring Indonesia, as regulatory developments open up new opportunities for foreign institutions. But they must settle in for the long haul if they are to get a slice of the action, a report…

Australian universities play the long game in Indonesia

Now that the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) has been signed, Australia’s training sector has an opportunity to build on a small base. Indonesia’s young and expanding population, its geographic proximity and its steady economic trajectory towards the top 10 global economies by 2030 make it a key market for Australia. Indonesia’s need for…

Student experience is core to an offshore strategy

New, less risky forms of doing transnational education, such as via dual degrees, need to ensure they don’t lose a focus on the student experience. As competition increases, the student experience is becoming increasingly important to decisions on where to study.