Australian Embassy

University collaborations

Australia and Indonesia have a diverse range of collaborative partnerships in higher education, vocational education and training, and research. These links between international partners deliver mutual benefits, with cooperation leading to enhanced student and academic mobility, improved research investment and output, and greater technology and innovation transfer.

Higher education

There were more than 300 partnerships between Australian and Indonesian higher education institutions in 2016, some dating back over 20 years. Some examples of the opportunities created through institution-to-institution partnerships include joint programs, staff and student exchange, credit transfer agreements, collaborative research, and co-publications. For more information, see Universities Australia’s international links data.

Vocational education and training

International collaboration in vocational education and training allows partners to share experience and expertise, address mutual challenges and make a positive contribution to the development of skills that support participation in the increasingly global economy. Australian registered training organisations and TAFEs have built strong collaborative links with Indonesian partners in industry, government and the training sector to enhance skills development and support industry. For more information, see TAFE Directors Australia International.


Australia’s world-class research organisations and businesses actively engage with Indonesian partners in research, innovation and science. The Department of Innovation, Industry and Science provides practical advice on how to seek Australian partners for collaboration in science and research, including funding support. For more information, see Partnering with Australia on innovation, science and research.