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Department of Indonesian Studies

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Indonesia
Indonesia is a complex and exciting country that is inextricably linked through geography and common regional interests with Australia.

We are the oldest university department in Australia to specialise in the study of Indonesian language and society. Drawing on our extensive links in Indonesia and with the Indonesian community in Australia, we offer a highly integrated and contemporary program covering Indonesian history, politics, geography, anthropology and culture.

Our study offering

A complex and exciting country, Indonesia is very close to Australia yet also very different in many ways. Drawing on our extensive links in Indonesia and with the Indonesian community in Australia, you can experience a highly integrated and contemporary subject area covering history, politics, geography, anthropology, language and culture.


*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies  degrees.  


Our research 

Our strengths in research cover the following areas:

  • Civil society organisations
  • Contemporary culture
  • History
  • Labour studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • Politics
  • Social changes

Our people

  • Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate and Exchange Coordinator: Associate Professor Dwi Noverini Djenar


Visit the School's Events calendar to see our full listing of upcoming events.

World Literatures and the Global South Conference

23–25 August 2019

Co-convened with the Peking University Australian Studies Centre and the World Literature Association, the School of Languages and Cultures is proud to host the third international congress of the World Literature Association.

This international conference will engage with literary production on and from the Global South in their own languages as well as in translation – giving equal billing to streams in English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Indonesian/Malay and Spanish. 

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Department Chair

Associate Professor Dwi Noverini Djnear profile shot



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