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USAID SHERA is a five-year higher education partnership program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to increase the research capacity of the Indonesian higher education sector and collaboration among Indonesian and U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) in the fields of science, technology and innovation. USAID SHERA collaborated with the Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) to identify the five (5) Indonesian universities that will establish and host Centers for Collaborative Research (CCR) within the priority research areas. Depending on the CCR, partnership members will also include local government and research institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.