University of Sydney participate in AEI Indonesia Postgraduate Seminars
Australian Education International (AEI) Indonesia conducted Postgraduate Seminars on 7 to 9 September 2006 in Jakarta and Bandung. This event brought together five high profile academics from Australian universities, presenting current research issues in biotechnology and the health sciences. The event attracted over 150 high profile participants, providing networking and collaboration opportunities.
The five Australian presenters were:
Professor Heather Jeffery (Medicine)and Professor Andrew McLachlan from University of Sydney (Pharmacy); Professor Andrew Parratt from Deakin University (biotechnology); Professor Chris Austin from Charles Darwin University (biotechnology); and Professor Andrew Stephen Ball from Flinders University (biotechology).
AEI Indonesia brought high profile participants from several top universities in Jakarta and Bandung and other parts of Indonesia including Sulawesi and Sumatera. Other high profile participants came from Indonesian government agencies: State Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK), Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT); Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI); Eijkman Institute; Research Centre for Marine and Fisheries Product Processing and Biotechnology; and leading pharmaceutical companies.
The AEI Indonesia Postgraduate Seminars were highly successful in: building linkages and research collaboration between Australia and Indonesian experts in the fields of Health Science and Biotechnology; and profiling current Australian research in Health Science and Biotechnology. The success of the AEI Indonesia Postgraduate Seminars bodes well for making this event an annual one that would serve as one of the main meeting points for further development of linkages in Australian and Indonesian postgraduate studies and research.