USAID Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (USAID SHERA)


About the USAID Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA) Program

The USAID-funded Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (SHERA) program is a research collaboration and university partnerships program between Indonesia and the U.S. that aims to increase the research capacity of the Indonesian higher education sector and improve the enabling environment for quality research within Indonesian higher education institutions.


What are Centers for Collaborative Research?

Centers for Collaborative Research (CCRs) are consortia of Indonesian and U.S. university partners that work together to conduct world-class research in focus areas critical to the country’s development, further enhance the capacity of top Indonesian scholars and promote knowledge sharing with universities and affiliate higher education institutions across the country.

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Who sponsors the program?

Our program is sponsored by USAID who partners to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.

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Who are the research consortia members?

The five Centers for Collaborative Research (CCRs) were launched in March 2016 and are comprised of top-tier Indonesian universities as lead members and affiliate university partners from U.S. and lower-tier Indonesian universities. Read more about each consortium's members and research focus within unique science and technology (S&T) fields.

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SHERA is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID)