Taking Australia’s healthcare innovation advantage to Indonesia

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA- CEPA) opens up new pathways for Australian business in healthcare. Two papers explore healthcare opportunities for Australian business in Indonesian. The first paper: Investing in Indonesian Healthcare: Opportunities for Australian businesses – identifies opportunities that the Indonesian healthcare presents. It outlines in particular, the role that foreign investment…

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…

The challenges of working in international research teams

The Australia-Indonesia Centre was established in 2014 to help strengthen the bilateral research links between both countries. In the last three years, the Centre has undergone a significant transformation. It’s new collaborative research model that supports its Australian government funded Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) program, is built on learnings from the Centre’s first five…

More than just sushi: Indonesia, the emerging seaweed nation

In the small coastal village of Pangkep District, South Sulawesi, seaweed farming has become a profitable business. Of all fisheries and aquaculture activities, seaweed contributes the highest in household income. Communities can earn an average of US$3,000 to $4,000 a year. In fact, farming seaweed can far exceed income in fishing, which is helping turn…

Five tips for story telling science

Five tips for storytelling in science There are lots of scientific publications available. But researchers tend to write science for other researchers. How do you make science accessible for the general community? For one thing, science needs to have less jargon. Jargon privileges only those who are familiar with the area or discipline. Another thing…

Opera, ballet and the circus: COVID-19, good time to binge on culture

There has never been a good time to binge on culture, arts and the circus offered online. Below are just some of the fabulous websites offering free access to spectacular events. The Australian Ballet’s The sleeping Beauty Cirque du Soleil 60 minutes specials The Show Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s free musicals Metropolitan Opera…

Free to access: COVID-19 research

A publisher of science, technology, medicine, humanities and social science research is giving the public access to research articles, book chapters and information.

Education website for kids impacted by COVID-19 schools shutdown

Events with the pandemic continue to change every day. And lots of parents are at home with their kids. Despite the circumstance, this time is a beautiful time for kids to explore outside the usual school curriculum. There is a terrific number of free resources and learning options for kids of all ages. This site curates those resources for K-6 kids.

Seaweed nation: Indonesia’s new growth sector

Seaweed farming is a growth industry in eastern Indonesia, and the province of South Sulawesi plays a vital role in its production. The government has ambitious plans to boost its seaweed sector.

AI strategy in the Southeast Asia

Governments around the world see artificial intelligence as a nation defining capability. Countries are looking to their education systems to develop world-class generational AI capability while ensuring equity, privacy, transparency, accountability, economic and social impact.

What are the jobs of tomorrow?

In January, the World Economic Forum released a report on Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping opportunity in the new economy, exploring how employment and professions are changing, the reasons behind the change and the new skills that are required to respond to the changes.