UNAIR Student Wins Scientific Writing Competition in Turkey

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Moh. Wahyu Syafi'ul Mubarok (second from the right) with other winners and the committee (Photo: Private Document)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga student has won first place in the olympiad event of scientific papers and international symposium held by Indonesian Student Association (PPI) in Turkey. The student is Moh. Wahyu Syafi’ul Mubarok, student of Physics Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, class of 2016.

Wahyu won from 36 other titles submitted to the committee. He then had an opportunity to present his paper at Baglarbasi Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey.  There were two other students, Nindya Kharisma Cahyaningtyas from University of Indonesia, and Tiara Puspita from Eskisehir Osmangazi University, who presented their papers.

The symposium, held January 20-28, was attended by students studying in Turkey. They come from various countries, such as Malaysia, Egypt, Africa, Turkey, and Indonesia.

“I am pleased and still cannot believe (winning first, ed),” said Wahyu when he was asked his winning.

In Istanbul, Wahyu presented a paper entitled Turkey’s Nuclear Test on Indonesia’s Outermost Island . The paper is about the cooperation between Indonesia and Turkey on the use of nuclear energy for the fulfillment of energy in the future. The use of nuclear energy is seen from the aspects of human resources, natural resources, the policies of the government of Indonesia and Turkey, and mega project China one belt one road .

“The great goal of the cooperation is the sovereignty of the island in Indonesia with the maritime axis by 2020. As for Turkey, it can fulfill the Turkish ideals of 2023 in the field of energy,” said the author of Pelangi Diri.

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Moh. Wahyu Syafi’ul Mubarok (on the Right) during a broadcast on Radio SES belonging to the Government of Turkey. (Private Doc)

In addition to winning first place, Wahyu learned many things in Turkey. Although only a week there, he felt the life of Indonesian students who study in Turkey. He was also invited to go around town. In Istanbul, he visited the complex of Hagia Sophia, Taksim, Galata Tower, The Bosphorus, Basilica Cistern, Süleymaniye, and several universities in Istanbul.

“We were also invited to Bolu, a small town between Istanbul and Ankara, to see the thick snow on Golcuk hill. Then to Ankara, to the Embassy in Ankara, and the Anitkabir (Ataturk tomb), “said the student who is active in Reasoning Club .

In addition, Wahyu was also invited to broadcast on Radio SES 92.7, a Turkish state-owned radio. There, he shared his ideas and experiences about the papers he wrote.

” This is my first time abroad. Beside the distinctive taste of Turkish cuisine, Turkey offers a great historical grandeur impression throughout the ages, and deserves to be explored once before death, “he said. (*)

Author: Binti Quryatul M

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


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