The Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) is a bilateral collaborative research initiative established by both governments and by leading universities and industry in both countries. Its mission is to advance people-to-people links in science, technology, education and innovation.
Established in 2014, the Centre tackles shared national challenges through research, and through engagement activities it promotes greater mutual understanding between the two nations.
The Centre draws together a consortium of 11 leading universities - seven in Indonesia and four in Australia. Its emphasis is on the importance of people-to-people relationships in building Australia’s and Indonesia’s influence and profile in the region and around the world. As well as an investment in conscious relationship building, the Centre is an exercise in channelling research into solutions to pressing local problems.