UNAIR NEWS – Seven students of Universitas Airlangga attended international conference held in Tokyo, Japan. They are Rebhika Lusiana, Alifia Sakinah, Jeany Ratna P., and Rendha Kusumaning K., from Faculty of Pharmacy (FF) and Zahrina Arum Nabilah, Puspita Titisari Saraswati, and Mahmudi Ma’ruf, Communication Studies students, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP).
The attended International Academic Conference on Social Science (IACSS) 2016, an international conference held by High Education Forum (HEF), December 6-8. IACSS was an interdisciplinary international conference which invited academician, independent scholars, and researchers to gather and share ideas, research findings and discuss latest issues on social science.
It was called “International Academic Conference in Social Science”. This international conference were attended by participants from dozens of countries such as South Africa, Mexico, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and European countries.
Zahrina or known better as Bela as the team leader of Communication Studies students said that she and her team was interested in participating in the conference to hone their skill in research and also to gain experience on international level conference. With her friends, she presented a paper titled “The Perceptions of The Bachelor Degree Communication Sciences Students Towards ROCS (Radio on Campus) As A Medium of Communication and Information in the Faculty Social and Political Sciences Universitas Airlangga”.
“We studied the listeners’ perception on Radio on Campus (ROCS). ROCS is often termed as radio. But it is only broadcasted in certain time and place, without frequency and streaming,” said Bela.
During their activities in Tokyo, what made Bela feel impressed was the rarity of finding bachelor students. She was also impressed with the Japanese people’s obedience and discipline.
“The most impressive thing in the conference was the challenge to present in an international forum with other master students, lecturers and professors. Bachelor students were difficult to find,” she said. “But what is even more impressive were the orderly, discipline and friendly Japanese people,” she added.
A team of FF students presented a paper titled “The Important Roles Of Parents In Building Children Morals”. “Our paper was about children’s morality and its importance for the growth of children in Indonesia,” said Lusi as the team leader of the FF team.
At first, the selection was done through selection of papers’ abstracts. After qualifying, the team conducted the research and composed the paper completely. On the D-day, they presented in a parallel discussion.
Nevertheless, they got a lot of lessons during their stay in Tokyo. “At first I was interested with this event because I wanted to explore my capacity at international level, to gain reputation for FF UNAIR at international level and to realize UNAIR’s road to world class university,” said Lusi who is still at the fifth semester. (*)
Author : Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor : Dilan Salsabila