Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

The Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is the Indonesian government research institution. The chairman of LIPI is directly responsible to the President of the Republic of Indonesia. It is under the coordination of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

LIPI was officially established in August 1967.


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Anggota Palang Merah Indonesia (kanan) membantu warga yang mengosongkan desanya yang dikatakan oleh aparat sedang diduduki separatis bersenjata. Desanya dekat tambang tembaga Grasberg yang dioperasikan Freeport McMoRan Inc, di Kabupaten Mimika, Papua, pada 17 November 2017. Muhammad Yamin/Reuters

Memahami akar masalah Papua dan penyelesaiannya: jangan gegabah

Mulai ada gagasan mengirim lebih banyak tentara menyusul laporan kekerasan di Tembagapura, Papua. Pemerintah jangan gegabah dengan operasi militer.
A member of the Indonesian Red Cross ® assists evacuees from villages authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists, near the Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc, in Timika, Mimika, Papua province, Indonesia November 17, 2017. Reuters/Muhammad Yamin

Understanding the root problem in Papua and its solution

Talks about increasing militarisation in Papua has intensified after reports of violence in mining area Tembagapura. But Indonesia should not rush in with a military operation.
Ikan purba Coelacanth pertama terlihat di perairan Afrika Selatan juga tinggal di seberang lautan Hindia di perairan Indonesia.

Berburu ikan purba di perairan Indonesia Timur

Ikan ini pernah terlihat di perairan Afrika Timur termasuk Afrika Selatan, Madagaskar, Komoro, dan Tanzania. Ikan ini juga hidup di perairan Indonesia.
Warga Kemijen di pesisir Semarang membuat sendiri tembok penahan, biasa disebut talud, agar luapan Kalibanger tidak membanjiri perkampungan. Tim Dokumentasi Kolektif Hysteria

Hidup dan bertahan di Semarang yang terus ambles

Pesisir Semarang ambles dan warga di sana semakin miskin akibat bencana. Mereka tidak tinggal diam menghadapi banjir rob yang menghampiri sehari dua kali ke rumah-rumah mereka.
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya. Reuters/Rafiquar Rahman

How the Asia-Pacific can lead the way on migrants and refugees

Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Diplomats and officials from 17 countries met in Bangkok in May 2015 to discuss how to deal with the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees. AAP/Diego Azubel

The Andaman Sea refugee crisis a year on: is the region now better prepared?

Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
Regional leaders must continue to take concrete steps to avoid a repeat of the 2015 Andaman Sea refugee crisis. Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

The Andaman Sea refugee crisis a year on: what happened and how did the region respond?

The region is showing signs it is determined to ensure similar mass displacement crises such as that which took place in the Andaman Sea in 2015 are avoided.
Despite its limitations, the Bali Process is the main game in town when it comes to dealing with forced migration in the Asia-Pacific. EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

The Bali Process can do a lot more to respond to forced migration in our region

There is every sign the underlying causes of forced migration – war, repression, ethnic conflict, climate change displacement and rampant human trafficking – will continue.
Back in 1965, bodies of victims of the anti-communist massacre floated along the Brantas River in Kediri East Java. Wibowo Djatmiko/Wikimedia Commons

How Indonesia’s 1965-1966 anti-communist purge remade a nation and the world

In a watershed moment for Indonesia's history, the deadly 1965 anti-communist purge transformed Indonesia from an independent Asian nation in the midst of Cold War into a pro-Western country.
The living fossil Coelacanth, first sighted in South African waters, also lives across the Indian ocean in Indonesia. Catmando/Shutterstock

Hunting for living fossils in Indonesian waters

A new centre in Indonesia is dedicated to studying the curious and ancient Coelacanth.
Cannibalistic crabs are hard to hatch and rear, but researchers in Indonesia are finding ways to stop them from eating each other. alexsvirid/Shutterstock

How to raise tasty cannibal crabs

Do you like eating crabs? In Jakarta, enjoying the tasty crustaceans has become a hot trend, as more restaurants with names like The Holy Crab and Cut the Crab open up. Crabs are delicious delicacies…

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