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Strategic investment could leverage agricultural innovation and sustainability

Monday, 16 May 2016

Private sector, government, international and other funders were urged to work together to transform agriculture in the Indo-Pacific region, and more effort was needed to explore potential synergies between these sectors, according to a discussion on strategic investment by business and academic leaders at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone forum in Jakarta today. 

World

Innovation across borders

Monday, 16 May 2016

Innovation lies at the core of Indo-Pacific agricultural production and food security.  Innovative practices from battery operated plasma guns to break the cycle of mould growing on food, to three dimensional vertical farming hubs harnessing natural energy and minimising land use, were outlined at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the zone forum in Jakarta today.

Stephen Smith

International co-operation: shared problems, shared solutions

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Indo-Pacific region’s agricultural needs cannot be met by individual countries and will need international co-operation to find shared solutions for the zone’s shared problems, according to speakers at the In the Zone 2016: Feeding the Zone conference in Jakarta today.

Professor Paul Johnson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia

UWA's In The Zone to travel to Jakarta

Friday, 1 May 2015

The highly successful In the Zone forum will next year be held in Jakarta as well as Perth, The University of Western Australia announced today.

Elena Douglas and Bernard Salt

Smart Power - prosperity, persuasion and projection In The Zone

Friday, 1 May 2015

There is no "one Asia", and Australia needs to respond to different countries in the Indo-Pacific zone in new and diverse ways, according to the founder of Knowledge Society, Elena Douglas.

In The Zone panellists

Australia and Indonesia: A matter of special importance

Friday, 1 May 2015

His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of the Republic of Indonesia, remains hopeful that relations between Australia and Indonesia will be able to withstand the strain of recent events.

Foreign Minister Hon Julie Bishop

Major demographic change In The Zone will reshape our future

Friday, 1 May 2015

Dramatic demographic changes in the Indo-Pacific zone over the next three decades will have a significant transformative effect on the region, according to the Hon Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister.

Dignitaries at the In The Zone Leadership Forum

Western Australia's relationships In The Zone will continue to flourish

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Hon Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, said today that the state's ongoing economic and social relationships with key Asian countries would continue to strengthen, and Western Australia would "bounce back just as quickly as it has done every other time" from current issues such as iron ore pricing and supply.

Former Indonesian President postpones visit

Monday, 27 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has postponed his visit to Perth.

Dr Yudhoyono was due to attend the In the Zone Leadership Forum at The University of Western Australia this Friday 1 May.

Former Indonesian President accepts UWA, Perth USAsia centre affiliations

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, will soon be welcomed as a visiting Professor at The University of Western Australia and as a Senior Fellow with the Perth USAsia Centre, expanding opportunities for deeper regional understanding and cooperation.

In the Zone ventures to Google in Singapore

Monday, 13 April 2015

Western Australia's premier forum on questions of regional significance, In the Zone, extends the zone narrative beyond Perth today with its first venture into Asia to commence this year's discussions on Capital Ideas for the 21st Century.

In the Zone

In the Zone 2015: Capital ideas for the 21st century

Friday, 10 April 2015

In the Zone is The University of Western Australia's premier forum on regional affairs. This ambitious conference series aims to engage stakeholders in Australia and in key Asian cities directly, to encourage networking and collaboration between decision makers across the zone and to share UWA's vision of Perth and Western Australia's place in this dynamic region.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall with students

UWA Confucius Institute wins global award

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia (UWACI) has received global recognition for its success in teaching Chinese language and cross-cultural understanding in Western Australia.

Julie Weeks

Vet takes up Latin as ‘dead’ language comes alive

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.

In The Zone delegates

Emerging issues In The Zone

Thursday, 1 May 2014

There is a general level of optimism about relationships in the Indo-Pacific Asia zone over the next two decades, despite potential for inter-country competiveness, issues around resource access and changes in countries' military strength, the annual In The Zone conference has been told.

2014 In The Zone ambassadors

Heads of mission at In The Zone

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, has hosted the largest diplomatic delegation ever to visit Western Australia.  The 80 ambassadors and Heads of Mission attended the In the Zone Conference at The University of Western Australia this morning as a key part of their three day visit to the State.

In The Zone 2014: A new narrative of prosperity and power

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Heads of Mission and dignitaries from across our time zone, the Western Australian Premier, Australian Foreign Minister and other prominent national and international thought leaders will converge at the University Club of Western Australia on Thursday 1 May for In the Zone 2014.

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney

Rio Tinto chief awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, 28 March 2014

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.