Jakarta, 15 January 2018

At approximately midday local time today (Monday 15 January 2018), a floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in South Jakarta. Numerous injuries have been reported.

On becoming aware of the incident, ACICIS in-country staff immediately confirmed the whereabouts and safety of all students participating in ACICIS’ Jakarta-based Professional Practicum programs. The vast majority of participants were in class at Atma Jaya University at the time. All students, including those absent from campus, have since been contacted by ACICIS staff and accounted for as safe.

No ACICIS participants were inside the building at the time of the incident. Students will not be undertaking a field trip to the Indonesia Stock Exchange during the course of the 2018 academic program. In coming days, in liaison with local authorities and relevant host organisations, ACICIS will determine what alternative arrangements, if any, need to be made for any students previously scheduled to take their professional placements in the building from Monday 22 January.

Students are being assured that if they feel disturbed by today’s incident – or at all unsafe – they should approach ACICIS staff, who are available to discuss any concerns they might have.

Similarly, staff at the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth are available to field any questions that students’ home universities, family and friends may have about safety and welfare at this time.  Queries may be directed to the ACICIS Secretariat on +61 8 6488 6675 or at acicis@acicis.edu.au.

Prof David T. Hill AM
ACICIS Consortium Director