Welcome to our latest PIES group

PIES students with their orientation guides: Jen, Bayu and Lola

The sixth PIES group arrived in Canberra on 14 February 2018. Despite a bumpy landing and some jet lag, they were all happy to finally be here. After a few days of orientation and settling in they began their studies in the Department of Political and Social Change (PSC) in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. The School is part of the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) at The Australian National University (ANU). The six students will spend two semesters at ANU. Their program consists of regular skills and research training seminars, study visits to other universities and presentations at workshops and conferences. Each student also works with an Indonesianist who supervises their dissertation writing. The six students are:

Ade Yamin from STAI al-Fatah in Papua

Damanhuri from Instika Guluk-Guluk in East Java

Mufliha Wijayati from STAIN Jurai Siswo in Lampung

Nikmatullah from UIN Mataram in NTB

Norman Ohira from STAIN Kerinci in Jambi

Zulfatun Ni’mah from IAIN Tulungagung in East Java

The PIES students were farewelled by the Director of Islamic Higher Education, Professor Arskal Salim (centre) and other officials from the directorate, 13 February 2018

PIES students at IALF Jakarta with their IALF team. The group completed ten weeks of English language and cultural training in June 2017