Welcome to the Indonesia Forum

The University of Melbourne pioneered Indonesian studies in the mid-1950s. Since the early 1990s, Indonesian studies has undergone an impressive growth in both student numbers and staffing and Indonesian studies are now available across a wide range of Departments, Faculties and Centres, including Architecture, Building and Planning, Commerce, Engineering, Law and Medicine, as well as more traditional locations such as Language, Anthropology, Politics and History.

Formed in 1991, the Indonesia Forum (IF), previously known as the Indonesia Interest Group, is an informal and open network of academics and administrative staff of the University who share a common interest and professional involvement in Indonesia. Members keep in touch by e-mail and hold meetings, seminars and discussions. For the past ten years the IF has hosted major functions which have brought together the wider Melbourne Indonesian and campus-based Indonesia-interested communities.

The Forum also plays a policy advisory role on Indonesia-related issues within the University and works closely with the Asia Institute and with Indonesian students and students studying in Indonesia-related areas. In 1999 the Forum arranged its first postgraduate roundtable for students studying in Indonesia-related fields.

The current Indonesia Forum Convenor is Dr Dave McRae and the co-Convenor is Dr Rachael Diprose.

Latest News

Program and Presenters: The 40th Indonesia Forum Postgraduate Forum

The full program and abstracts of presenters for the 40th Indonesia Forum Postgraduate Forum have been finalised. The event registration for the 40th Indonesia Forum Postgraduate Forum is now also open. Please register your interest to attend the Forum through this link. Zoom links will be provided to registrants closer to the event.


Upcoming events

Latest and past events of Indonesia Forum can be browsed by navigating from the News and Events menu at the top right corner of this page

Annual reports

Indonesia Forum’s Annual Reports from recent years can be downloaded by navigating from the Annual Reports and Theses menu at the top right corner of this page.

October 2021