Partners and Sponsors

NAILA is a not-for-profit initiative that relies on financial and in-kind support from our partners to host our annual national language competition. A big thank you to our partners for supporting and encouraging the study of Indonesian language in Australia and English in Indonesia.


Australia-Indonesia Institute

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established by the Australian Government in 1989 to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and to project positive images of Australia and Indonesia in each other’s country. The AII supports initiatives that strengthen people-to-people links and encourage deeper mutual understanding and cooperation between both countries.

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School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland

The academics within the Indonesian studies program in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland are trained in history and linguistic anthropology. They have extensive collaborative networks in Indonesia and elsewhere in the world. They research topics such as torture, violence, crimes against humanity, the aftermath of the 1965 coup, ethnicity, inter-ethnic relations, social cohesion, leadership, good governance, and Indonesia’s new capital. They have published extensively on their research and attracted funding to support their research from the Australia Research Council.

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Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

The Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne hosts one of the premier Indonesian Studies programs in the world. Its staff has decades of teaching, research and in-country expertise. The program provides thorough training in the language and interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary Indonesian culture, politics and society. It also offers the University of Melbourne Overseas Subject (UMOS) Analysing Indonesia: Concepts and Issues in collaboration with partner universities in Indonesia. Undergraduate students can study Indonesian as a Bachelor of Arts Major or Minor, a breadth option within a non-Arts degree, or a concurrent Diploma in Languages. Indonesian Studies also provides pathways to fourth-year Honours, Graduate Diploma in Arts, Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy. Our Indonesian Studies staff has specialised expertise in linguistics, literature, cultural studies, media studies, art history, political science, socio-legal studies and anthropology.

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Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre, Monash University

The Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre is a dynamic platform for developing strong collaborations and exchange between academic researchers, creative industry, and government, industry and alumni leaders from across Monash and Indonesia. The Centre acts as a hub for engaging Indonesia, providing a platform for media outreach from Monash and Indonesian partners through research briefs, commentary on public issues, short videos and social media posts. The Centre is pivotal in supporting contemporary dialogue on subjects such as women’s empowerment, media, environment and religion.

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University

Deakin University has an excellent reputation; it is now in the top 3% of the world’s universities. Their staff have many years of combined industry experience and are leaders in their fields, including Indonesian. One of the highlights of studying Indonesian at Deakin is the in-country study program, which enriches and accelerates students’ understanding of Indonesian language, culture, history and politics.

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Australia Indonesia Business Council

The Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) is the peak, non-profit business association involved with the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia. AIBC’s membership is diverse and includes major corporations, professional service providers, banks, insurers, education providers, travel companies, manufacturers, trading and shipping companies, government departments, sports and cultural businesses, students and others.

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