PMC hosting Gadjah Mada academic researcher team visit to AUT

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Borobudur, a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple near Yogyakarta, one of the world-renowned landmarks by the Indonesian city that hosts the Centre for SouthEast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Image: UGM

A TEAM of seven academic researchers from the Universitas Gadjah Mada are visiting the Auckland University of Technology for two weeks on Monday.

They will be hosted by the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies for a series of seminars, workshops and research collaboration projects.

This visit is part of the Indonesian government's World Class Professor (WCP) programme and PMC's Professor David Robie will be visiting Yogyakarta at the end of October.

Along with Dr Robie, other academics taking part are: Professor Thomas Hanitzsch, chair and professor of Communication Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany; Professor Judith Schlehe, professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of Freiburg, Germany; Dr Magaly Koch from the Centre for Remote Sensing at Boston University; Professor Hermann M. Fritz from Georgia Institute of Technology; and Dr David Menier, associate professor HDR at Université de Bretagne-Sud, France.

Highlights of the programme at AUT include:
Monday, October 2, 10am WG1028: - Morning tea and welcome at the PMC.

Wednesday, October 4, 10-12noon, AUT Library: - Tuwhera, Pacific Journalism Review and IKAT research journal and open access publishing workshop.

Thursday, October 5, 10-12noon, WG808: - School of Communication Studies seminars - three presentations by Gadjah Mada University academics on climate change and communication studies research.

Friday, October 6, 4.00-5.30pm, AUT’s Indonesia Centre, WT Level 15: - Welcome eception hosted by the AUT Office of International Relations and Development (OIRD)

Contact for more information: Khairiah Rahman khairiah.rahman@aut.ac.nz

More information

The CESASS researcher profiles