A new agreement between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) will provide exciting new opportunities for Indonesian professional staff and students to access a world-class education in Australia.
Today’s signing of a formal agreement in Jakarta, Indonesia will support collaboration on research student and staff exchanges, and provide education and research programs to equip Ristekdikti scholarship recipients with the skills to thrive in their future careers.
ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh says the agreement will facilitate invaluable learning opportunities for many Indonesians and will open up new doors for students and academics to work and study in Australia.
“These students will have amazing opportunities to access innovative facilities, get an insight into Australian culture, develop their language skills and get a taste of academic life at our five universities.
“We are honoured to be partnering with Ristekdikti and hope that our strong ties with Indonesia will continue to provide students with real-world learning opportunities with strong employability outcomes.”
“We hope the students Ristekdikti are sponsoring will have an exceptional student experience and will come away with a broader, and richer understanding of their research and professional fields in a global context, but also with friendships and cultural insights that will last a lifetime,” Ms Hindmarsh says.
The agreement is being signed as part of a program of ATN research workshops and seminars happening in Indonesia this week, which will be led by Professor Tanya Monro, ATN Chair, Research and UniSA’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.
“This agreement will offer fantastic opportunities for Indonesia’s talented researchers and will build vital international research connections between both countries.
“The ATN has research strengths and expertise that align with Indonesia’s research priority areas and we look forward to future collaboration to deliver innovative solutions with significant benefits to both the Australian and Indonesian communities,” Professor Monro says.
Our universities are young, innovative and enterprising universities in Australia, with all ATN universities featuring in the Top 50 universities under 50 years old in the 2016 QS University rankings.
ATN is a consortium of five major Australian universities; Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, University of Technology Sydney, RMIT University in Melbourne, University of South Australia in Adelaide and Curtin University in Perth.