Indonesian scientists have tested a miniature rocket as Indonesia’s little known space agency readies its latest launch.
In the news
- Like other Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia’s railway is a colonial legacy. But Indonesia has moved on to an independent approach with the intent of developing its indigenous rail industry, with the rail sector demonstrating promise as a diplomatic tool. (The Diplomat)
- Despite being Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia’s children are among the most stunted and malnourished in the world. The Globe looks at the causes of this public health crisis in the vast archipelago nation. (The Globe)
- Seorang pemumpang yang baru kembali dari Bali dan pulang ke Melbourne diketahui positif terjangkit virus corona. Penumpang tersebut pulang Ke Melbourne menggunakan Malindo Air nomor penerbangan OD 177 dari bali. Klik disini untuk info lebih lanjut. (ABC News Indonesia)
- Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, has erupted, sending a 6-kilometer column of ash into the sky and triggering the closure of the airport in the nearby city of Solo, on Tuesday. (ABC News)
- Booksellers in Kenari Market continue to struggle to sell their books amid Jakarta’s lack of interest in reading and the rise of e-books and online shops, almost a year after the Jakarta administration opened the affordable book market in central Jakarta. Yuk! Pergi ke Pasar Kenari! (The Jakarta Post)
In the blog
- In addition to natural and cultural tourism, the province of East Nusa Tenggara offers a variety of spiritual tourism in various districts. The AIYA National team recently went on one of the famous spiritual tours, the Church of Santo Antonius Padua Sasi located in Kefamenanu City, North Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Read about their visit here.
- Canberra, 12 March- AIYA ACT and the College of Asia and the Pacific Students Association are holding an educational panel on Majoritarianism and Religious Freedom in Indonesia, featuring Alissa Wahid (Gusdur’s daughter) and Prof. Greg Fealy. Click here for more details.
- Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, 16-19 March – Lowy Institute presents ‘Indonesia; A tough road ahead.’ Join Wijayanto Samirin, economic adviser to the governor of Jakarta, and Ben Bland, Director of the Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Program, to discuss the outlook for the economy, the state of democracy and Indonesia’s place in the world. Click here for more details. AIYA has also received some complimentary tickets for this event, so contact email@example.com to receive a free ticket and reserve your place.
- Jakarta, 13 March – Come to AIYA Jakarta’s first language exchange! You will get the chance to learn Australian and Indonesian slang, as well as playing traditional games and doing dances in GoFood Festival Senayan, from 6:30-8:30
- Kupang, 6 – 7 March – Come meet AIYA East-Indonesia in the International Education Fair held by the University of Nusa Cendana. Learn more about AIYA and Australia in general. We will be there from 8-4!
- Kupang, 14 March – UniMelb information session from 10.00 at the Aston Kupang Hotel. High achieving students are invited to meet University of Melbourne staff at an information session, and you can discover the unique opportunities an education at Melbourne can provide. Register here.
- Melbourne, 20 February – 28 March – Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia-TOPA) returns to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. The events have shows showcasing the cultures of various Asian countries. Alumni of the University of Melbourne are eligible to receive a 15% discount. Check it out here.
- Melbourne, 17 March – 11th Space and Superstar Education are running an internship fair for students and fresh graduates. There are two streams to choose from: Creative and Business. Click here to register and for more info.
- Melbourne, 19-20 March- Collective-Kolektive hosts Indonesian collectives, and are holding a 2-day discussion and performances to ask how and why artists work together, and what are the conditions required for collectives to thrive. More info here.
- Sydney, 20 March – Join AIYA NSW for its annual Malam Karier in UTS CB04.03.310 from 6-9 pm. This year’s topic will be “Human Skills We Need in an Unpredictable World,” to gear future work-seekers towards a complex future.
- Ubud, 17-19 April- One of the most anticipated culinary event in Indonesia, Ubud food festival is coming back this April! The festival will celebrate the unsung heroes of Indonesia’s culinary cultures, who work tirelessly to put the best food on the plate. Tickets are now on sale.
- Do you want to improve your Public Speaking skills? Join Power of Words 2020 Workshops from Wall Street English Indonesia from 3-21 March 2020. There is also competition that you can follow afterwards to win some prizes! Register through this link.SBS’ Audio and Language Content (ALC) team are looking for an Indonesian Digital Content Producer as well as various Content producers who could be based with their teams in either Sydney or Melbourne office. More info here.
- Applications are open for a Program Internship at the Indonesian Consulate (KJRI) in Sydney. Untuk pendaftaran, silakan klik tautan berikut. Read more.
- A position has become available with the Yogyakarta office of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) for a Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer. The position is offered full time and open to Indonesian nationals only. Applications close 12 March 2020. More info.
- The ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership is currently recruiting for a number of positions. Applications closing 15 March 2020. Read more about the available positions here.
- Applications for ACICIS Semester Programs running in Semester 2, 2020 close 15 March/8 April! Study, intern and immerse yourself in Indonesia! Programs are available in Agriculture, Law, Business, Development Studies, International Relations, Indonesian Language Teaching, and Indonesian Language. $7,000-$8,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible university students.
- Applications for the new Hamer Scholarships Program will open until 29 March 2020. The program has been revamped with a sharpened business focus and offers Victorians working in Victorian businesses the opportunity to undertake 5-6 months of intensive language study in China, Japan, Korea or Indonesia while delivering an in-market business project. Scholarships are worth $10,000 for China and Indonesia and $15,000 for Japan and Korea. Eligibility criteria and the new program guidelines can be found here.
- 2020 Research Grants – call for proposals. The 2020 ANU Indonesia Project and The SMERU Research Institute Research Grants program is now open. The research grants will provide funding between AU$5000 to AU$15,000 for research projects of up to 12 months. Application deadline: 31 March 2020. Detailed information and application form download.
- 2020 Research Travel Grants – call for applications. ANU Indonesia Project is offering the tenth round of travel grants in 2020 to individual students undertaking or planning to undertake research for which they would benefit from traveling to Indonesia. Up to $5000 for each recipient will be awarded. The deadline of application is 31 March 2020. Further information and application form download.
- 2020 Visiting Fellow Program – call for proposals. Are you an Indonesian academic? Would you like to visit The Australian National University to undertake scholarly work? Deadline to submit an application: 31 March 2020. Program guidelines.
- Spend winter in Indonesia! Applications for the ACICIS Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC), running over three weeks in July 2020 at Satya Wacana University in Salatiga, close 1 April! $3,000 New Colombo Plan grants are available for eligible university students.
- Are you, or do you know a PhD student at the University of Sydney whose research engages with Southeast Asia? They are now accepting applications for $2,500 PhD Fieldwork Grants! Applications open until 24 April! Read more here.
- Do you want to be a leader in your field and join an inspiring network of changemakers? Apply today for the Australia Awards Postgraduate Scholarships (open to Indonesian nationals) and gain a world-class education and become a leader for development. Applications close on 30 April 2020.
- Join Taronga Zoo Sumatra Eco-Tour! This adventure will see you visit Sumatra’s last remaining tropical forest and be on-the-ground with the amazing people who put their life on the line for wildlife every day. Ready for your next Indonesian adventure? See the flyer – click here for more info!
- Pemberdayaan Perempuan Memerangi Kemiskinan (PPMK) is a microfinance organisation based in Yogyakarta that work to empower women to fight poverty. They also provide free English classes to children and are currently working to establish an English book library, so children can continue learning at home. They are seeking donations of new and secondhand English books. To coordinate any donations, contact PPMK on WhatsApp at +62 857-7610-7979 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about PPMK’s work!
- ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. It is packed with new features such as alumni directory, jobs and opportunities page, events page, interest-group pages, as well as other exciting features that will be added regularly. To sign-up, please visit their alumni website here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.