Dec
22
to Jan 4

Christmas Holiday

Warmest Greetings from Saksara Jakarta, Indonesia !

Due to Christmas Holiday in December, Saksara would like to announce that our office will be closed from Monday, 22 December 2014 until Sunday, 4 January 2015.

We will reopen on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Cheers,

Saksara Team

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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Project Management Professional Development Workshop

The Project Management Institute, together with Curtin University Sydney are very pleased to announce that Ms Julia Checchia and Mr Phil Seally, both experts in Project Management in Australia, will be presenting a half day professional development workshop in Jakarta on Saturday 29 November. Together they bring a wealth of corporate and academic experience in project management and organisational change.

The workshop will focus on the characteristics of flexibility, responsiveness, and agility in managing organisational change and project management; and how an entrepreneurial mindset for project management professionals plays a key role in the successful delivery of quality outcomes for customers, employees and organisations. 

Through the support and sponsorship of Curtin University Sydney, we can offer a substantially discounted registration fee for this workshop of just IDR 200.000 for professional delegates, and IDR100.000 for student delegates. For a full overview of the workshop, and to register you attendance, please visit the workshop registration website

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Oct
6
2:30 PM14:30

Study and Careers in Minerals and Energy for Indonesia (Bandung)

Western Australia currently has over one thousand operating mining projects, including mine sites, and oil and gas fields. It is an industry valued at more the $106 billion, and directly employs around 100,000 people across Western Australia, making it one of the most resource rich states in the world. 

There are around 40 Australian mining companies with an interest in around 120 mining projects in Indonesia. The connections between Western Australia and Indonesia are growing rapidly through the valuable expertise and experience in Western Australia, and through our shared geographical proximity. Perth is just a 4.5 hour direct flight from Jakarta.

The sustainable use of minerals and energy has the capacity to advance Indonesia’s development and improve opportunities and the quality of life for future generations. Australia continues to be involved in this development through industry and education partnerships, and through Australian aid initiatives, like the International Mining for Development Initiative, based in Western Australia. 

Western Australia’s leading universities and educational institutions play a critical role in the training of professionals, and the delivery of skills training for a growing workforce that powers this important industry. These institutions maintain significant connections to some of the biggest resource companies in the world. 

This special education and careers event is all about the minerals and resource sector having the opportunity to advise students what expertise they will need to grow and develop their businesses into the future.  This information, coupled with advise about study courses and accreditation, will empower students to make good study choices for future careers in the minerals and energy sector

Through this partnership between industry, world class government universities, government vocational training colleges, university pathway providers, and special advisors; students and parents will have the opportunity to explore the exciting professional careers that are emerging through the minerals and energy sector in Australia and Indonesia. 

Key Facts

  • There are more than 1000 mine sites, oil and gas fields in Western Australia
  • The minerals and energy sector directly employs around 100,000 Western Australian’s
  • Western Australia’s economic output (GSP) is around 50% higher then the national average
  • Western Australia’s has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at under 5%
  • University graduate salaries in minerals and resource industries range between AUD$65,000 (Engineering) - AUD$80,000 (Earth Sciences) per year.
  • There are more than 40 Australian Mining Companies with interests in more than 120 resource projects in Indonesia. 

This special VIP event is for specially selected students and parents to come and access knowledgable and up-to-date career and study guidance from leading experts and advisors. These will include:

  • Human resources and career development experts from leading international mining and resource companies in Indonesia and Australia
  • The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and Australian Indonesian Business Council guest speaker.
  • Representatives from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and The University of Western Australia.
  • University Foundation Partner Representatives
  • Education and Training International Western Australian Government Representatives
  • Post study employment in Australia - Special Advisor
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Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Study and Careers in Minerals and Energy for Indonesia (Jakarta)

Western Australia currently has over one thousand operating mining projects, including mine sites, and oil and gas fields. It is an industry valued at more the $106 billion, and directly employs around 100,000 people across Western Australia, making it one of the most resource rich states in the world. 

There are around 40 Australian mining companies with an interest in around 120 mining projects in Indonesia. The connections between Western Australia and Indonesia are growing rapidly through the valuable expertise and experience in Western Australia, and through our shared geographical proximity. Perth is just a 4.5 hour direct flight from Jakarta.

The sustainable use of minerals and energy has the capacity to advance Indonesia’s development and improve opportunities and the quality of life for future generations. Australia continues to be involved in this development through industry and education partnerships, and through Australian aid initiatives, like the International Mining for Development Initiative, based in Western Australia. 

Western Australia’s leading universities and educational institutions play a critical role in the training of professionals, and the delivery of skills training for a growing workforce that powers this important industry. These institutions maintain significant connections to some of the biggest resource companies in the world. 

This special education and careers event is all about the minerals and resource sector having the opportunity to advise students what expertise they will need to grow and develop their businesses into the future.  This information, coupled with advise about study courses and accreditation, will empower students to make good study choices for future careers in the minerals and energy sector

Through this partnership between industry, world class government universities, government vocational training colleges, university pathway providers, and special advisors; students and parents will have the opportunity to explore the exciting professional careers that are emerging through the minerals and energy sector in Australia and Indonesia. 

Key Facts

  • There are more than 1000 mine sites, oil and gas fields in Western Australia
  • The minerals and energy sector directly employs around 100,000 Western Australian’s
  • Western Australia’s economic output (GSP) is around 50% higher then the national average
  • Western Australia’s has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at under 5%
  • University graduate salaries in minerals and resource industries range between AUD$65,000 (Engineering) - AUD$80,000 (Earth Sciences) per year.
  • There are more than 40 Australian Mining Companies with interests in more than 120 resource projects in Indonesia. 

This special VIP event is for specially selected students and parents to come and access knowledgable and up-to-date career and study guidance from leading experts and advisors. These will include:

  • Human resources and career development experts from leading international mining and resource companies in Indonesia and Australia
  • The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and Australian Indonesian Business Council guest speaker.
  • Representatives from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and The University of Western Australia. 
  • University Foundation Partner Representatives
  • Education and Training International Western Australian Government Representatives
  • Post study employment in Australia - Special Advisor
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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Curtin University - "Indonesia Future Researchers Workshop" (Yogyakarta)

After successfully delivering some series of workshop in Jakarta and Bandung, Curtin tried to broaden their network to another city in Indonesia : Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta can’t be neglected from international researchers and academic stakeholders’ attention, because as the slogan written for Yogyakarta : “The City of Students” , it has so many students, researchers , and experts live there. Yogyakarta also has some qualified universities , such as Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY), Universitas Islam Negeri  Yogyakarta (UIN Yogyakarta) ,and also near from Surakarta where Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) is located. The number of top universities in Yogyakarta and supported by the existence of Yogyakarta Sultanate Palace has become a magnet for researchers around the world, especially for those who have  passion in cultural or social studies. 

Considering the characteristic of the city, Curtin then held another seri of workshop for researchers,  lecturers, academic staffs and PhD candidates in Yogyakarta. The workshop itself was held in Sheraton Mustika Hotel Yogyakarta on Wednesday, 11th of June 2014. Raising the same issues on Climate Change, Water Research, Public Policy , and Research , the workshop was followed by 91 attendees from 6 universities and also from government departments and research agencies in Yogyakarta. 

Feedback from the audiences was very great, considering the issues discussed were very related with their backgrounds. They also have had awareness on environmental issue as a part of global academic community who have a responsibility to contribute on the environmental aspect. One of the issues that got high response from the audiences was the topic on urban planning, the one that has much concern about these days, particularly in big cities such Yogyakarta.

The key presenter for topic on urban planning and sustainability was Prof. Peter Newman. He is the Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and is the lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 report on transportation. Prof Newman is one of the world's leading commentators on the topics above. The Prof Newman's session was also attended by Prof Bakti Setiawan, one of the urban planning experts from Magister of Urban and Regional Planning UGM. 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Curtin University - "Indonesia Future Researchers Workshop" (Bandung)

Realising the potential demand of the workshop from many academic stakeholders in Indonesia and also reflecting the positive feedback came up after the event, Curtin University tried to hold same series of Workshop in the other two cities in Indonesia. One of them was in Bandung. Bandung as a city in West Java has a unique characteristic related to academic aspect. There are some well known universities in Bandung, such as Technology Institute of Bandung (ITB) , Universitas Parahyangan, Universitas Padjajaran, and there is also LIPI Bandung office as a  leading national research institution in Indonesia. Those circumstances encouraged Curtin University to hold the same workshop in Bandung one day after Jakarta’s series. 

As the same event of the “Indonesia Future Researchers Workshop”, the Bandung workshop discussed the  same topics on Climate change , Sustainability, Water Quality, Public Policy, Poverty, Governance, Demographic issues and Research. While the key presenters of the event were :

Professor Peter Newman 

Professor Peter Newman is the Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and is the lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 report on transport. He is one of the world’s leading commentators on transportation, urban planning and sustainability.

Professor John Phillimore

Professor John Phillimore is the Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy in Australia. He was formerly the Chief of Staff and senior advisor to several government minsters and a leading researcher on public policy issues.

Dr Francky Busetti

Dr Francky Busetti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre. For the past decade he has been actively involved in a number of high profile research projects concerning water quality and treatment.

Professor Kate Wright

Professor Kate Wright  is the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research Training) at Curtin University. She is responsible for Higher Degree by Research programs and students. 

The workshop in Bandung was held on Tuesday, 10th of June, 2014 at ASTON Primera Pasteur Hotel and Conference Center , Bandung. There were many senior researchers and lecturers participated in the event. Many of them came to the event not only to listen to the research findings delivered by Curtin professors, but they also came to offer some collaboration opportunity for Curtin with their institutions or universities. In other words, these series of workshop became good means for Indonesia and Autralia to do bridging and networking in academic ways. The Bandung workshop itself was attended by 43 attendees from 4 well known Indonesia universities and 13 local government departments. 

 

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Curtin University - "Indonesia Future Researchers Workshop" (Jakarta)

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, made in December 1986. Its name was taken from former Prime Minister of Australia , John Curtin. For now Curtin has around 40,000 students attend a total of 16 Curtin campuses in Sydney, Singapore, and East Malaysia. As a globally recognised university, many Indonesian students undertake their study in Curtin. During its establishment, there were thousands Indonesian alumnus had been graduated from Curtin, many of them are now in strategic job positions.   

Curtin as a global university, can’t stop from collaborating with other universities around the world to solve the global socio-environmental issues ; climate change , poverty, governance and demographic issues. Realising the responsibility, Curtin tried a different approach to discuss the problems above with participants in Indonesia in a form of Workshop called “Indonesia Future Researchers Workshop”

The Workshop was held in 3 cities : Jakarta, Bandung, & Yogyakarta with some of Australia’s leading thinkers and researchers as the speakers. They were :

Professor Peter Newman 

Professor Peter Newman is the Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and is the lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 report on transport. He is one of the world’s leading commentators on transportation, urban planning and sustainability.

Professor John Phillimore

Professor John Phillimore is the Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy in Australia. He was formerly the Chief of Staff and senior advisor to several government minsters and a leading researcher on public policy issues.

Dr Francky Busetti

Dr Francky Busetti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre. For the past decade he has been actively involved in a number of high profile research projects concerning water quality and treatment.

Professor Kate Wright

Professor Kate Wright  is the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research Training) at Curtin University. She is responsible for Higher Degree by Research programs and students. 

The workshop in Jakarta was held on Monday, 9 of June, 2014 at Avara Function Hall, 2nd Floor, Epicentrum Walk Building, Kawasan Epicentrum, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan. There were many participants in the event. They came from various background, such as from LIPI , national government institutions, top universities and other research agencies. 

All of them came and discussed about the updated issues on climate change, water research, transportation, urban planning, and public policy. The discussion was very alive and every participant had a curiosity on the topics, especially those that were very related to Indonesia or Jakarta issues, such as urban planning, climate change and sustainability topics. 

Many of the participants were also PhD candidates who plan to take their study overseas, they were very enthusiast following last session presentation from Prof Kate Wright. On the session, Curtin provided comprehensive information and tips about study in Curtin, and also shared some information about eligible scholarships for international students study in Curtin. During the coffee break there were also many PhD candidates who had some discussion with experts from Curtin University and tried to approach them personally to get some insights for their theses, dissertation, and research proposals. At the end of the workshop, all of researchers and scholars from both countries who participated in the event were well-connected and seemed to have the same willingness to contribute in making a better global environment through producing strong knowledge and science. 

 

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