Pada tanggal 25-26 September 2017, S2 Penginderaan Jauh dan Departemen Sains Informasi Geografi Fakultas Geografi UGM mengadakan kegiatan review proposal, perbaikan dan penyelesaian tesis dan disertasi beberapa mahasiswa program studi S2 dan S3 Penginderaan Jauh. Prof. Stuart Phinn dari The University of Queensland diundang sebagai narasumber dan reviewer dalam kegiatan tersebut. Beberapa mahasiswa yang melakukan presentasi dan direview oleh Prof. Stuart Phinn adalah sebagai berikut:
The UNESCO-UNITWIN Cooperation Program endeavors towards building the capacities of higher education through collaborating research, knowledge sharing and training in the framework of UNESCO’s UNITWIN. As a part of this UNITWIN Program, the Joint Research on Women’s Empowerment through Leadership Education will particularly contribute to promoting women’s empowerment by raising awareness on the necessity of leadership education for women.
Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada has long been involved in Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR). The idea of maintaining collaboration within the Eco-DRR is no longer an option but mandatory since the 2015 Sendai Framework and the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2015) that primarily encourage individual countries to monitor disaster risk reduction and sustainable development performance. The importance of Eco-DRR acquires more attention because alternative solutions to disaster management should not be limited to human resource management in emergency situations, but also need to be extended to natural resource management.
On Monday and Tuesday, 14 – 15 July 2017, as a step to educate the upcoming generations on disaster environmental issues, a general lecture on Disaster Risk Reduction in Tropics was held in collaboration with Faculty of Geography UGM and North Eastern Hill University. Prof. Dr. Sunil Kumar De from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India visited the Faculty of Geography UGM to give general lecture. His expertise on major fields of interest on Geomorphological Hazards (especially landslide & soil erosion), fluvial dynamics and human impact on environment. He also teaches courses on Geomorphology, Soil science and GIS in North Eastern Hill University. Prof. Sunil gave a lecture about “Disaster risk Management on Tropics: Geomorphological Perspective”. Attended by more than 130 lectures and graduate as well as postgraduate students, Prof. Sunil explained the understanding of the different basic concept disaster risk management in geomorphological perspective, Develop critical knowledge about the praxis of disaster risk management on tropics, and Develop critical thinking about disaster management of various disaster in geomorphological perspective. The coordinator of this event, Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, M.Sc., M.T (Vice Dean of Research, Community Service, Cooperation and Alumni) hoped that this kind of sharing knowledge activity may be continued in the next science collaboration program.
On Monday, 16 August 2017, the Department of Development Geography conducted a guest lecture under the Urban Study Course coordinated by Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T and team. The guest lecturer, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thu Hoa, who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Urban and Environment Economics & Management, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam presented a lecture on Urban Green Growth. This guest lecture is also a premier lecture of the semester. It was attended by more than seventy students and lecturers. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoa was invited as one of the lecturers on the Smart City, Village and Region Summer Course 2017 which was held by the Department of Development from 7 to 15 August, 2017.
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.
On Friday, 11 August 2017, Associate Professor Dr. Yan Liu from the University of Queensland (UQ) visited the Faculty of Geography UGM (FGE UGM). Dr Liu is a Human Geographer specializing in Geographical Informational Science (GIS), spatial analysis and modelling. With a long collaboration between the Department of Geographical Information Science and the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (UQ), this general lecture is intended to strengthen the collaboration as well as to improve the students’ exposure towards international event. Attended by more than 70 lectures and graduate as well as postgraduate students, Dr. Liu explained the use of spatial data analysis in different topics such as: analyzing transit smart card data to understand travel pattern costs and behaviors, (ii) spatial mining of large administrative data to identify and understand neighborhood problems, and (iii) identifying and visualizing high risk road segments for Hit-Parked-Vehicle (HPV) crashes. The coordinator of this event, Dr. Muhammad Kamal (Secretary of the Department of Geographical Information Science) who is also the alumnus of the University of Queensland closed the event and hoped that this kind of collaborative activity may be conducted in the future.
Universitas Gadjah Mada eagers to improve national competitiveness through the achievement of the top 500 world ranking conducted by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) through QS World University Ranking (QS- WUR) as mandated by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) towards several State Universities including UGM. The impact of international recognition is the improvement of reputation and the role of universities in the development of science and technology. The Summer Course Program is one of UGM strategies in academic internationalization. Along with the development of information and communication technology, the last few years Smart City is increasingly tight talked about and believed will be one solution of various problems arising from the progress and dynamics of an increasingly advanced and modern city. Universities, industry and government institutions play an important role in developing information technology to be implemented in Smart City.
Under the Center for Natural Resources and Development Consortium, the Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada has an opportunity to invite Dr. Abraham Cardenas-Tristan, a lecturer/researcher from the Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. From 16 to 27 August, 2017, Dr. Cardenas-Tristan conducted several general lectures in the Faculty of Geography (Fig 1) as well as in the Faculty of Agriculture (Fig 2), Universitas Gadjah Mada, including San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Athmospheric Pollution Problem; Spatial Analysis of the Dynamics Urban Growth and Loss of Agricultural Land in San Luis Potosi; and, Water Use Profit Estimation through a Spatial Distribution Model.
Sebanyak tiga dosen Universitas Gadjah Mada yang berasal dari Fakultas Geografi (Dr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei) dan Fakultas MIPA (Prodi Geofisika: Dr. Wiwit Suryanto dan Dr. Ade Anggraeni), yang tergabung dalam grup riset gunungapi UGM, dan satu orang mahasiswa Geo-Information for Spatial Planning and Disaster Risk Management (Fatah Yogo Yudhanti) serta satu alumnus Prodi Geofisika (Anas Handaru) mengikuti Pelatihan Pendidikan Kebencanaan Gunungapi di Gunungapi Fuji dan Gunungapi Usu, Jepang.