Education minister Nadiem Makarim announced he would abolish Indonesia's national exams in favour of a PISA-style student assessments. We asked two experts how this policy should best be rolled out.
_Janda_ stereotypes pervade the lives of the Indonesian women who are marginalised in their community, forcing them to live precarious lives.
Slated for operations in 2020, Indonesia's new international Islamic university aims to become a 'middle ground' Islamic institution through leveraging Indonesia's unique culture of moderate Islam.
Involving people with disabilities in developing knowledge and policy on disability will significantly help reduce interest bias and untangle the complexity of disability.
Despite laws that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities, very few universities in Indonesia have dedicated units that provide special needs services.
Encouraging people with disabilities to lead in the emergency response is vital if we want to prevent more people becoming disabled, or dying, as a result of disaster.
Our 2018 research on the implementation of the new disability law shows that policymakers are still reluctant to implement the law.
If we acquiesce to the ban of the niqab, what makes the banning of other types of women's clothing any different?
Villagers of Sumatra and Kalimantan relunctant to participate in peatland restoration, contributing to the recent forest fires in Indonesia.
The increasing number of cases involving the abuse of the Information Law has contributed to the decline of freedom indices from Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's to Joko Widodo's time.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
Indonesian researchers developed an Indian-inspired toolkit to assess literacy and numeracy among elementary-level students. The results were worrying.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced the ambition on becoming a global maritime fulcrum in his first term. Not much progress has been made.
Indonesia's unhealthy obsession with research output is driving scientists to commit unethical acts to produce research that are more publishable. What can the research community do to stop this?
Indonesia is struggling to keep its waste from the oceans. The government has announced ambitious plan to curb plastic waste. However, lack of research to support the policy.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
Indonesia's state budget (APBN) for 2020 was signed into law without any meaningful resistance. It allocates US$180 billion for the next fiscal year.
Electrifying transport needs bigger changes than another high-end electric car.
Without clearance from authorities, scientists can face penalties for conducting 'dangerous' research'.
New research models how the Homo floresiensis species could have evolved its small size remarkably quickly while living on an isolated island.