Cranes at an Indonesian port

Indonesia plans to become a maritime powerhouse, an idea that is certain to demand a highly skilled workforce: What are the ramifications for education and training?

The AIC’s Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) program has collected evidence on the kinds of digital skills that Pelindo port managers need compared with the skill level that currently exists.

Genuine cross-country collaboration underpins research projects at the Australia-Indonesia Centre

The team’s work is part of the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) which is a unique partnership model managed by the AIC with funding from universities and government.

people seated around a table, talking and looking at laptop computers

Closing the digital skills gap of young port workers: a study of Makassar port

The past eight years have seen rapid infrastructure development in South Sulawesi with the building of several strategic projects such as railways, Read more

PAIR research examines themes of education, health, safety, gender equality, disability, and social inclusion

New research being conducted by the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR) examines important themes of education, health, and safety in the family Read more

Attracting and retaining women in the transport construction sector in South Sulawesi

The building of infrastructure such as ports, railway lines, airports and roads presents many exciting opportunities, especially in areas that have not Read more

Young port workers in the maritime city of Makassar lack digital skills. Vocational schools can be the solution

The bilateral research initiative Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) this year found significant gaps in digital literacy and skills between the education system and industrial needs in South Sulawesi.

Railway line running through rice fields, power lines above, and mountains in the background

PAIR research supports Indonesian transportation ministry on South Sulawesi railway

The expectation is high that a new railway line connecting Makassar to Parepare will seamlessly link communities and boost economic growth and the AIC’s PAIR research program is working with the transportation policy agency to help achieve this.

Advocating for vocational education and young people in South Sulawesi

A PAIR team has advocated for vocational skills alignment in South Sulawesi by submitting several policy recommendations to the Indonesian directorate of vocational education.