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ATN inspiring international research excellence

Indonesia research showcaseResearchers from the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) are this week hosting a series of research workshops and seminars for some of Indonesia’s best and brightest researchers in Jakarta, strengthening ties between our two countries.

Indonesian researchers will have the opportunity to collaborate and hear from leading researchers and senior representatives from ATN universities, where they will collaborate on research priority areas critical to both Australia and Indonesia.  

ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh says the event aims to inspire and support the research aspirations of Indonesia’s rising researchers and showcase some of ATN’s world-class research efforts.

“The workshops will give participants an opportunity to hear from ATN experts at the forefront of their fields, and will cover a broad range of topics including: efficient built environments; health and drug technologies; climate change and water sustainability; advanced materials and sensing; creative industries, communication and education technology.

“Talented Indonesian researchers will have an opportunity to share their research findings, develop new skills in writing research proposals covering both STEM and HASS fields, learn strategies on securing international quality publications and get advice on building their research profile in their future careers.

“The event is a fantastic opportunity for participants to develop connections with leading Australian researchers in similar fields and explore future collaborative research projects in areas of strategic importance for both countries.

“ATN universities have research strengths that align with the Indonesian Government’s key priority areas, and as a consortium, we are committed to working with Indonesia in the long term to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for both the Australian and Indonesian communities,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

Led by Professor Tanya Monro, ATN Chair, Research and UniSA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, the research delegation will also visit research centres and institutes including the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) and Indonesian’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN). They will also meet with Indonesian Ministries, scholarship providers and Australian Embassy representatives.

Earlier this week the ATN signed an agreement of cooperation with the Directorate General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education, and the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti).

“This agreement is just another example of our commitment to strengthening our ties in Indonesia to continue to provide opportunities for Australian and Indonesian students to access a world-class education with strong employability outcomes,” Ms Hindmarsh says.