After being conducted for ten days consecutively, on Tuesday, 15 August, 2017, the Smart City, Village and Region Summer Course 2017 is officially closed by Prof. Dr. Muh Aris Marfai, the Dean of the Faculty of Geography. As mentioned by the initiator as well as the coordinator of the Summer Course, Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T, “During ten days thirty-five participants coming from ten different countries followed in class and fieldwork activities on the theme of smart city, village and region”. The participants learned from eight different countries on how the concepts and implementation of smart city, village and region for example by visiting the Communication and Information Agency of Yogyakarta Special Region to learn the implementation of smart city concept in Yogyakarta. They also visited Solo Technopark and Digital Small and Medium Enterprises Kampong Batik Laweyan in Solo. During the official closing speech, the Dean also emphasized that hopefully the Smart City, Village and Region Summer Course will be conducted again in 2018. The Head of the Office of International Affairs, I Made Andi Arsana, Ph.D who attended the closing ceremony expects that the participants may benefit the experience and knowledge from the Summer Course and expand the networks and mutual collaboration on Smart City, Village and Region thematic.
Photo 1. Closing speech by the Dean of the Faculty of Geography
Photo 2. Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T. during the closing ceremony
Photo 3. Speech by the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM, I Made Andi Arsana, Ph.D