The Federal Government just announced that it is funding a new Australian Centre for Indonesia Studies that will be based in Monash University.
While the main centre will be at Monash, “nodes” will positioned at the University of Melbourne, CSIRO, and at the ANU.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO said ANU academics will provide invaluable expertise on issues of mutual interest to the two nations.
“The Australian National University welcomes the announcement of the Australian Centre for Indonesia Studies. ANU has a long history of the study of Indonesia and collaboration in the region.
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“ANU will bring to the Centre its strengths in areas such as the politics, language, society and economy of Indonesia. Developing closer ties and a deeper understanding between Australia and Indonesia is critical to both countries,” he said.