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5 October 2012
Australian Embassy Jakarta celebrates “Science for Our Future” in October 2012
Australia and Indonesia enjoy a strong relationship in joint scientific education and research across the disciplines of infectious disease, agriculture, food security and environmental sciences.
Engagement continues to strengthen between our academics, scientists, students and our communities through a wide range of joint government programs, institutional collaborations, scholarship program and student exchanges.
Over 500 Indonesian Alumni have graduated from Australian science academic programs through the Australian Awards program. There are currently more than 1000 Indonesian students enrolled in Australian science academic programs. This, combined with hundreds of existing academic collaborations between individual Australian and Indonesian institutions demonstrates the depth of engagement with Indonesia in scientific education and research.
The Australian Embassy Jakarta is pleased to present a series of activities throughout October that highlight science education and scientific research in collaboration with a number of Australian and Indonesian education and research institutions.
In celebrating scientific endeavour, the objective is to inspire more students to consider a career in the sciences and positively contribute to healthier, more sustainable common future.
8 – 12 October (Jakarta & Surabaya): The University of Western Australia ‘Science for our Future’ Festival will kick off the month the festival includes a ‘Young Researcher Forum’, Roundtable meeting with leading Indonesian researchers from the Eijkman Institute Jakarta, a ‘Festival’ day for students of interactive displays, experiments & inspirational presentations by leading scientists from Australia featuring distinguished Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry J. Marshall and Professor Carmen Lawrence, Professor Kadambot H.M. Siddique and Professor Carmen Lawrence. Greg Moriarty, Ambassador of Australia to Indonesia is scheduled to present in the Young Researcher’s Forum Jakarta.
10 -12 October 2012 (Pontianak): Austrade will deliver an education outreach program at local high schools and of seminars, workshops and presentations at local high schools on career pathways in the sciences and Alumni activities in Pontianak.
20 October 2012 (Jakarta): The University of New South Wales will host a ‘Science Education Information Day’ with visiting lecturers delivering presentations and discussion which will highlight the growing demand for highly skilled academics in the fields of science, medicine and engineering.
29 October 2012 (Jakarta): Visiting Professor and Lecturer, Dr Alex Johnson from the University of Melbourne and Dr Amy Setyawati, Researcher from LIPI Indonesia will present on scientific developments in enhanced rice varieties and discuss the importance of iron-enriched rice for improved global health.
Ray Marcelo, Counsellor (Public Affairs) tel. (021) 2550 5290 mob. 0811 187 3175