BRIN



  • The Misguided Integration of BRIN
    Opinion

    The Misguided Integration of BRIN

    The merger of all research institutes into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has a political motive. It is not in compliance with the law.

  • Unsung Heroes
    Cover Story

    Unsung Heroes

    Around 2,000 people are let go after research agencies are merged under BRIN. The government should instead be honoring researchers.  

  • Forced Merger of Research Agencies
    Cover Story

    Forced Merger of Research Agencies

    The merger of government research agencies into the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is causing tension between scientists. BRIN is believed to have veered off its path. The Palace and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle General Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri are reportedly supporting the move by BRIN chairman.

  • We Are Scientists, Not Soldiers
    Interview

    We Are Scientists, Not Soldiers

    Taufik Abdullah, former Chair of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, asserts that no one is happy with the idea to amalgamate various research institutes into the National Research and Innovation Agency. He highlights a number of initiatives the government can take to foster a climate conducive for researchers.

  • OUT OF LINE
    Cartoon

    OUT OF LINE

    Cartoon: Yuyun Nurrachman

     

  • Bogor Botanical Gardens’ Night Lights
    Science & Technology

    Bogor Botanical Gardens’ Night Lights

    There are protests against Glow’s night lights at the Bogor Botanical Gardens due to the absence of assessment on their impacts. The National Research and Innovation Agency insists on performing a study on the impacts of Glow’s artificial lights on site.

  • BRIN Needs Political Support
    Interview

    BRIN Needs Political Support

    After three years at the helm of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Laksana Tri Handoko is entrusted with a new job: to lead the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). The Japan-educated scientist is given a mandate by President Joko Widodo to integrate five major national research institutes. He is tasked to catch up lags in science and technology, to create technological independence and to focus on exploring the digital economy as well as green and blue economy. He would also continue his efforts which he initiated in LIPI to bring back a diaspora of Indonesian researchers to strengthen BRIN. Handoko said BRIN also needed political support to realize research as one of the main pillars of the national economy.

  • The Danger in Politicizing Research
    Opinion

    The Danger in Politicizing Research

    President Joko Widodo separated the National Research and Innovation Agency from the ministry of research and technology. A decision heavily influenced by his political party’s interest.

  • Forced Separation of the Research Institution
    National

    Forced Separation of the Research Institution

    The PDI-P is pushing the National Research and Innovation Agency to become an autonomous institution. Megawati Soekarnoputri could potentially be appointed to chair its steering committee.

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