Researchers from the Inter­na­tion­al Indone­sian Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion (I4) have launched a new “match­mak­ing” plat­form to con­nect sci­en­tists based in Indone­sia with those work­ing abroad. The goal is to improve the country’s inter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tion in sci­en­tif­ic research.

Research Min­is­ter Bam­bang Brod­jone­goro hopes this pro­gram will be a new mile­stone on Indonesia’s jour­ney to becom­ing a devel­oped coun­try with a research-dri­ven econ­o­my.

“To achieve this, sci­en­tists at home must work hand in hand with our dias­po­ra to opti­mise the pool of tal­ent and resources,” he said.

I4 announced the pro­gram last week dur­ing Indonesia’s annu­al World Schol­ars Forum (Forum Cen­dekia Kelas Dunia) – held via a two-day Zoom con­fer­ence and Youtube live stream.

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