During its first year, USAID SHERA collaborated with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) to identify five Indonesian universities to establish and host Centers for Collaborative Research (CCR) within the program’s priority research areas. See details of each CCR's research focus and partnership members:
ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND MARITIME SCIENCES RESEARCH FOCUS AREA
CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE REGION (CDSR)
CDSR is a multidisciplinary collaboration with the goal of ensuring energy efficiency and independence within Indonesia. CDSR’s activities support Indonesia to maximize its renewable energy sources through developing a hybrid energy system and prototypes to support near zero-energy buildings in tropical urban areas, building the capacity of the local renewable energy industry, and creating a network of renewable energy stakeholders in Indonesia.
CDSR is led by Universitas Gadjah Mada, with affiliate members Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Bangka Belitung, Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, and Universitas Muhammadiyah Gorontalo in Indonesia; and University of Colorado, Boulder in the U.S.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH FOCUS AREA
CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ON ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS (CCR ARI)
CCR ARI’s goal is to enhance the capacity among Indonesian universities to perform quality and high-impact clinical research that addresses the burden of disease and use of immunizations, and prevents viral and bacterial respiratory illnesses in highly-impacted populations, including young children, pregnant women, and the elderly.
CCR ARI is led by Universitas Padjadjaran, with affiliate members Universitas Syiah Kuala, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Universitas Mataram, and Universitas Pattimura in Indonesia; and University of Colorado, Denver in the U.S.
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH FOCUS AREA
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY (NCSTT)
NCSTT’s goal is to develop advanced technologies for the next generation of electric vehicles in Indonesia through the creation of integrated transportation solutions that address technology, policy, infrastructure, and planning development. Through their consortium’s activities, NCSTT will develop electric vehicle systems and resolve critical issues in Reserved Energy Storage Systems (RESS), such as thermal management, safety, charging speed, and energy density/capacity within the battery system.
NCSTT is led by Institut Teknologi Bandung, with affiliate partners Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Sriwijaya, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Institut Teknologi Kalimantan, Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Universitas Sam Ratulangi in Indonesia; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.
FOOD SECURITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY RESEARCH FOCUS AREA
INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE EDUCATION & RESEARCH IN ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CORAL REEF FISHERIES TO ACHIEVE INDONESIAN FOOD SECURITY (ANBIOCORE)
ANBIOCORE’s goal is to increase the country’s food security and self-sufficiency by engaging fisheries, animal, and veterinary sciences and linking biotechnology for sustainable food production through innovative research and high-quality education. This will enable the private sector and national and provincial governments to better plan for present and future food production systems on land and in the ocean.
ANBIOCORE is led by Institut Pertanian Bogor, with affiliate members Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Universitas Udayana, Universitas Mataram, Universitas Nusa Cendana, and Universitas Papua in Indonesia; and University of Rhode Island and Mississippi State University in the U.S.
URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH FOCUS AREA
SCIENTIFIC MODELLING, APPLICATION, RESEARCH & TRAINING FOR CITY-CENTERED INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY (SMART CITY)
SMART CITY’s goals are to encourage research groups, technical laboratories and individual researchers to use interdisciplinary approaches in their work, collaborate on a global scale, and create scientific and technological innovations to address the challenges facing Indonesia’s urban centers,namely the slow adoption of green technology and IT in civil services, administration and governance; lacking and unreliable urban infrastructure; and a rapidly declining quality-of-life.
SMART CITY is led by Universitas Indonesia, with affiliate members Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Udayana, Universitas Sriwijaya, and Universitas Sumbawa in Indonesia; and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Florida, and Savannah State University in the U.S.