What we do?

In line with the Vision of the University of Indonesia (UI) to become “The World Class Research University” and with its capacity and experience, the Institute for Sustainable Earth and Resources (I-SER) is established to address the issues of sustainable development based on science and research. The University of Indonesia is “Untuk Indonesia” (For Indonesia). Academics, scientists, and practitioners within I-SER have a vital role in explaining facts, creating, and building solutions to help solve the very complex dimensions of climate change issues and the overall basic needs of sustainable development from upstream to downstream. By using ‘local color’, because of Indonesia’s very high diversity, both in terms of natural conditions, social community, and problems encountered, development need to use the principles of ‘environmentally sustainable’, economically profitable, technologically manageable, and socially acceptable. In seeking sustainable solutions, science is an innovation tool for economic growth and social welfare. I-SER in its work adopts 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by discussing the need to address global temperature rise through integrated science practices. By integrating our understanding of the tropical archipelago from different disciplines, we seek a science-based global environmental solution to support the sustainable development of the tropics.


Vision and mission


I-SER’s vision is to become a leading, independent,and competitive science, technology, and cultural research center capable of solving national and regional sustainable development problems and challenges, and to become a leading center of knowledge at the global level

I-SER’s mission is to combine STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to address sustainable development of the tropics and islands through innovative research


I-SER’s research is based on the science platforms of biological science, nano and materials science, geography, and mathematics, as well as research platforms of the environment, genomics and biotechnology, intelligent and functional materials, hydrometeorology, climate change and natural disasters, food-energy-water, as well as computing and large data.