Department of Indonesian Studies

Indonesia is a complex and exciting country, so close to Australia yet different in so many ways. Bridge the gap with Indonesian Studies! Meet people, places, cultures and ideas that will change your way of looking at the world around you and give you an insight to our near neighbour. Drawing on our extensive links in Indonesia and with the Indonesian community in Australia, the department offers students a highly integrated and contemporary program covering Indonesian history, politics, geography, anthropology and culture. Language levels cater to students from beginner to background speaker. Mix with academics and other students whose lives have been touched and enriched by Indonesia and its peoples, and you could look forward to a career in research, education, government or the arts.

Latest News

  • Professor Adrian Vickers receives Queensland Literary Award

    The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network, by Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers, has won the 2016 University of Southern Queensland History Book Award. The QLD Literary Awards were set up to recognise outstanding writing.

  • Positions available for Sessional Tutors

     The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) currently has opportunities available for sessional tutors. We are looking for motivated teaching staff who are interested in casual work during semester. Our School offers the widest range of language and culture studies in Australia. As a sessional tutor at the University of Sydney you will have the chance to work alongside world class academics. See the selection criteria for more information.