UNAIR to Host Indonesia and Australia Research Summit

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UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga trusted to host Indonesia – Australia Research Summit. It will be held routinely by The Australia – Indonesia Centre (AIC).

The meeting will be held on August 22 and 23, 2016 in Management Office Building UNAIR. It is the third time being held. This time, the theme is “Innovating Together: Starting Local, Reaching Global”.

The conference divided into two sessions involves academicians, government and non-government organizations. In the plenary session, the speakers are Prof. Ainun Na’im as the General Secretary of Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Harold Mitchell AC the person in charge of Australia-Indonesia Centre, UNAIR Rector Prof. M. Nasih, Wikke Novalia a doctoral program student researching urban water management, Ewa Wojkowska of Kopernik Indonesia, and Adam Zaborszczyk of Melbourne City Council.

In panel discussion session, there are five sub-themes, infrastructure, health, social, water management, and joint competitive advantage. In the panel discussions, some researchers will present their researches.

Some of them are Hera Widyastuti, a researcher on Transportation of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember about electric bicycle, Achmad Romdoni, UNAIR researcher who studies mortality rate of pregnant mother, Yusman Syaukat, a researcher of Institut Pertanian Bogor on water management.

The activity is an effort to discuss innovations presented by researchers of both countries. Beside discussing the innovations, the conference is expected to establish network with industrial parties and policy makers.

Head of International Office and Partnership UNAIR, Dian Ekowati, Ph.D, said that UNAIR researchers can present their researches in IARS. Furthermore, UNAIR has been contributing on Health in the AIC.

“With this organized event, UNAIR researchers are expected to contribute more on other streams beside Health. There is also a poster competition, presentations and other activities, which show that our capacity in this research context is great, not only on Health. In the future, through this AIC, there will be more opportunities for Indonesian and Australian researchers to collaborate, especially for UNAIR on other field, including young researchers innovation and consortium,” said Dian. (*)

Author: Defrina Sukma S.
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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