This study was conducted in November-December 2016 that was designed to understand and gather insights from university academics and support staff on their perceptions and experiences of the culture of research at universities in Indonesia. This study was supported by the Government of Australia through the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI).
KSI collaborates with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and 16 independent research institutes to identify and address the barriers for the growth of the knowledge sector, including focusing on state regulations on institutions, financing, procurement and personnel. The intention is to promote an enabling environment for good quality research in Indonesia which, in turn, will provide evidence to support the development of a strong and competitive economy.
KSI has commissioned this Reality Check Approach (RCA) study to fill the gap by providing important insights into the opinions, perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of academics themselves in order to understand the enabling and hindering factors in undertaking research and the contextual environment within universities which influences critical thinking, performance, motivation and incentives with a view to design future programmes of support.