Around 200 researchers from across the world have gathered to attend an annual international conference about Indonesia in Bali from Feb. 9-11.

The conference, titled “International Conference and Summer School on Indonesian Studies”, was hosted by the University of Indonesia (UI).

The conference, which is expected to promote understanding and scholarship of Indonesian affairs, will discuss many issues including among other things, maritime culture, local wisdom, diversity and change.

Also present in the conference was renowned researcher from Oxford University, Professor Stephen Oppenhaimer, kompas.com reported on Thursday.

UI’s Cultural Sciences Faculty held the first conference in 2009 at UI Campus in Depok, and this conference will be the fourth time the event has been held in Indonesia. (fzm)

taken from The Jakarta Post