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.

How can communities take advantage of new connectivity?

A new railway line can benefit communities if they are people-centric. People are likely to remain disadvantaged if they lack the knowledge needed to take advantage of opportunities and if they lack access to enabling resources or the skills needed to gain employment or build an enterprise.

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…

E-commerce in Indonesia

100 million plus internet users in Indonesia.  Australia’s trade commission (Austrade) has released a new guide to help Australian business access the market.