AIC Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Network

AIC Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Network

A program to support greater connectivity and build international and collaborative leadership potential for Research Students and Early Career Researchers engaged in the AIC Research Clusters

Pilot Program: 26 November – 2 December 2016


The AIC’s research program aims to deliver impact through shared solutions to shared challenges for Australia and Indonesia.

Within the research program, the development of research student and early career researcher contributions is a key component for establishing a sustainable and engaged network of expertise at the regional level which has potential for global reach.

In addition to supporting capacity demands to address long-term challenges through innovation, the national innovation systems in both countries will continue to demand research graduates with capabilities to support future strategic leadership through effective international collaboration and the ability to translate research outputs into economic, environmental and societal benefit.

The Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Network will establish informal connections across the AIC’s Research Program through ECRs, research students, their supervisors and others working across the AIC research group where knowledge sharing on research training and development, options and opportunities for research development and further collaborative linkages can be established.


The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s pilot program follows from partner consultations and sessions held at the AIC-RISTEK-DIKTI 3rd Research Summit in Surabaya in August 2016. In association with DFAT’s Knowledge Sector Initiative team and the Joint Academies of Sciences, the AIC pilot program will align with the first Joint Science Symposium of The Indonesian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Science to be held in Canberra between 28 November and 1 December 2016. The Program will also align with the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference hosted by the ANU.

The purpose of the pilot program is to

  • Introduce the research group – to include students and other participants – to the research training and development initiatives of the Australian partner institutions
  • Enable the research students from Australia and Indonesia to contribute to the Joint Science Symposium forum– in particular to contribute to the discussion session on research career pathways
  • Provide exposure to experts and live project opportunities relevant to skills and knowledge in areas of demand by research students as identified at the Indonesia-Australia Research Summit
  • To offer an opportunity to grow understanding of the Australian research environment in relation to government policy, corporate and community research requirements



Thursday 24 November arrive Melbourne Arrive Hotel  
Friday 25


Monash Big Data & managing complexity (Monash) tbc
Saturday 26


Melbourne Cultural / laneways tour Dr Megan Power

Ms Katrina Reid

Sunday 27


Melb-Canberra Travel to Canberra by coach Dr Megan Power
Monday 28


Shine Dome / ANU University House Science Symposium opening session

ANU Career Pathways and Leadership in Research

A/Prof Inger Mewburn

Dir of Research Training ANU

Evening National Portrait Gallery Canberra Dinner Victoria Firth-Smith
Snr Program & Events Coordinator Research Skills ANU
Tuesday 29 Nov:


DFAT Innovation Exchange Innovation in policy: development to implementation Jeff Roach
Assistant Secretary InnovationXChange DFAT
pm ANU University House Developing a research team Dr Sebastian Thomas UoM tbc
A/Prof Ross Coleman UoS tbc

Prof Peter Kanowski

pm Shine Dome Science Symposium Mentors Dinner Nancy Pritchard – Confirmed
Wednesday 30 Nov ANU Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference ANU (tbc) – Brian Schmidt keynote Dr Igor Skryabin

Professor Ken Baldwin ANU

Evening ANU Solar Oration / Dinner  
Thursday 1 Dec am / lunch Shine Dome, Canberra Science Symposium. Careers in Science Forum Nancy Pritchard Director International Programs and Awards Australian Academy of Sciences
pm Canberra-Melb Return Melbourne
(by air)
Overnight Melbourne
Friday 2 Dec University of Melbourne Research, International Collaboration and Entrepreneurship Dr Sebastian Thomas (to confirm)
Saturday 3 Dec   Depart Melbourne or own program to follow  
Tuesday 6 Dec Hobart Infrastructure Workshop Rebecca Hateley



Name of Event : International Symposium on Eco City Bogor
Date/Time        : Thursday, 17th March 2016 / 09:00 – 18:00
Venue                : IPB International Convention Centre
Organizers       : Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
Ministry of the Environment and Forestry, Indonesia (MOEFI)
Bogor City Government
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)/Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)/Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

The forum aims at conveying the preliminary results of the collaborative research that has been undertaken on the development of MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) system of energy use to support the implementation of low-emission development of city in Indonesia, particularly Bogor. Through this symposium, it is expected to share and exchange of ideas with stakeholders how the research strategy needs to be developed in the future for supporting the development of Eco-Campus, Eco-City, and Eco-Industrial Park.

Time Programme
08:00 – 09:00 Registration of Participants
09:00 – 09:45 Opening Remarks:
Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, M. Sc, Chancellor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Dr. Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor of Bogor City, Indonesia
Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan
09:45 – 10:45 Press conference (60 minutes)
Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 Key Note Speech:
MRV System for supporting the implementation of low carbon development in Indonesia: Dr. Ir. Kirsfianti Linda Ginoga, M. Sc, Director for GHG Inventory and MRV, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia
Social Monitoring and Modelling Research for Interactive Solution Design for Eco-Cities: Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan
Eco-campus policy as mitigation measures for climate change: Dr. Ir. Hefni Effendi, M.Phil, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Discussion (15 minutes)
12:00 – 13: 30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Moderator: Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita
1. Integrated Research for Supporting Low Carbon Development Policy: Prof. Rizaldi Boer, Bogor Agricultural University (15 minutes)
2. Integrated Model Application toward Low Carbon Cities Scenario Simulation: Dr. Kei Gomi, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research (CSESR) NIES Japan (15 minutes)
3. Smart and sustainable city policy in Bogor City: Ir. RR. Lorina Darmastuti, MUM, BAPPEDA Kota Bogor (15 minutes)
4. Development of Low Carbon Blueprint Initiative in Iskandar Malaysia: Prof. Ibrahim Ngah, UTM Malaysia (15 minutes)
Discussion (30 minutes)
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30 – 17:00 Moderator: Prof. Rizaldi Boer
1. Innovative MRV System for eco-city development: Dr. Minoru Fujii, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research (CSESR), NIES Japan (15 minutes)
2. Roles of Research and Development Agency for Environment and Forestry in Low Emission Development: Dr. Bambang Supriyanto, Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA) (15 minutes)
3. GHGs observation network in SE Asia – a new GHGs measurement site in Indonesia: Dr. Dong Huijuan, on behalf of Dr. Hitoshi Mukai, NIES Japan (15 minutes)
4. Green-Blue Open Space Management for Productive Landscape in Bogor City: Prof. Dr. Hadi Susilo Arifin, Bogor Agricultural University (15 minutes)
5. Survey on Citizens Awareness’ and Understanding on Environmental Policy in Bogor on Energy Efficiency: Ms. Ryoko Nakano, IGES Japan (15 minutes)
Discussion (15 minutes)
17:00 – 18:00 • Way Forward
o Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita (NIES) & Prof. Rizaldi Boer (IPB) (30 minutes)
• Closing Remarks
o Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, M. Sc, Chancellor of Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner Reception

This Symposium is supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, as an outreach activity of the research project ‘Development of an Innovative Technology on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System in Indonesia for the Promotion of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).

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Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin (IPB) and Prof. Christophe Girrot (ETH Zueich) are talking about join research grant proposal.

Prof. Hadi Susilo Arifin (IPB) and Prof. Christophe Girrot (ETH Zueich) are talking about join research grant proposal.

Dear Prof Dr. Hadi Susilo ARIFIN,

Thank you for confirming your attendance for the upcoming symposium “FUTURE CITY JAKARTA: SWISS AND INDONESIAN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE”, which will take place at Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus on 3rd November 2014.

Venue: Universitas Indonesia, Depok Campus, Auditorium Terapung, Central Library
Date   : 3 November 2014 (Monday)
Time  : 8.30 am – 6.00 pm

The symposium programme booklet, which includes full details of the symposium programme and exhibition, and detailed map of the venue, is attached for your information. PDF File, Click Here, Please.

The Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), together with our partners – the Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia and the Government of DKI Jakarta, look forward to welcoming you at the symposium and exhibition next week.

Best regards,
Nuraini Salleh

Singapore-ETH Centre
Future Cities Laboratory
Nuraini Salleh
Secretary and Receptionist
Office: +65 6601 4053<

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