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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.

Study area

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


Visit the What's On calendar to see our upcoming events and seminars.

Department Chair

School of Languages and Cultures