Asian studies, political science and social sciences

International exchange opens door to new side of Bali life

February 9th, 2018

Arriving on the day of the Mount Agung volcano eruption proved to be a baptism of fire for a group of Murdoch University students on an international cultural exchange program.

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Generous donations support University appointment

February 8th, 2018

Professor Vijay Mishra and Dr Rahul Gairola

Donations from Perth cardiologist Dr Krishna Somers are funding a new academic position at Murdoch University, to support the research of transnational cultures, literature and diasporas.

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Dark side to the decline of shark fin industry

November 6th, 2017

A landmark study of the eastern Indonesian shark fishery has shown local fishermen are being pushed to riskier, and at times, illegal livelihoods. The rapid decline in shark populations and shark conservation measures are driving these men to high risk activities such as blast fishing, illegal fishing in Australian waters and people smuggling.

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Murdoch’s arts and humanities among best in the world

September 14th, 2017

Ranking success: Murdoch is rated among the best in the world for arts and humanities

Murdoch University’s arts and humanities research and education programs have rated among the best in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

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Indonesia: Ahok blasphemy conviction ‘inevitable’

May 19th, 2017

Dr Ian Wilson is a fellow of the Asia Research Centre

A Murdoch University researcher has said the recent jailing of Jakarta’s former Christian governor Ahok for insulting Islam was inevitable due to the scale of his public demonisation and the history of blasphemy charges in Indonesia.

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How Facebook is helping Mums

May 10th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University shows that mums are increasingly turning to social media, spending an average of between one and three hours a day using Facebook as their main platform to connect with others and as an avenue for social support.

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Jakarta election – What next?

April 20th, 2017

Jakarta’s election represents not just a major turning point for the nation’s capital and city of 12 million, but potentially for the entire country.

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Research Profile: A fearless fascination

April 15th, 2017

Dr Jacqui Baker is an expert in Indonesian politics with research expertise in law, violence and corruption.

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Free talk on Japanese pop culture and its fans

March 31st, 2017

In a free public lecture at Murdoch on Monday, 3 April, Dr Leonie Stickland, Lecturer in Japanese from Murdoch University’s School of Arts, will unravel the mystique around the unprecedented popularity of the many facets Japanese pop culture.

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Asia experts helping shape future foreign policy

March 23rd, 2017

Murdoch University academics have addressed key foreign policy issues in submissions to the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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