Proud news comes from Diponegoro University students who received Japanese Government Scholarships to participate in the SAKURA SCIENCE PROGRAMME 2023 at the National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan, on September 13-22, 2023. This activity is packaged as KOSEN Global Camp at Akashi KOSEN with the support theme of the International Collaborative Workshop on Countermeasures against Natural Disasters.

This activity, attended by international delegates, studied disasters where students from Diponegoro University, Gadjah Mada University and Pertamina University represented the Indonesian delegation. The three students from the Undip delegation are Rofik Wahyu Hidayat (Industrial Chemical Engineering Technology Study Program/TRKI Study Program, Vocational School), Wildan Wahyu Maharobig (Mechanical Design Engineering Study Program/RPM Study Program, Vocational School), and Ahmad Zaydan Al Ghani (Architecture Study Program, Faculty of Engineering). This activity received support from the Heads of the relevant Study Programs, namely Mohamad Endy Julianto, S.T., M.T. (Industrial Chemical Engineering Technology Study Program, Vocational School Undip); Sri Utami Handayani, S.T., M.T. (Mechanical Design Engineering Study Program Vocational School Undip); and Prof. Dr. Ir. Suzanna Ratih Sari, M.M., M.A. (Architecture Study Program Vocational School Undip).

Collaboration between Diponegoro University and the National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan, has been going on for almost 1 (one) decade, where various activities have been carried out jointly. This activity not only supports knowledge transfer but also has an impact on fulfilling Undip’s Key Performance Indicators, including KPI 2 (students gain experience outside campus); KPI 3 (lecturers with activities outside campus); KPI 5 (lecturer’s work results are used by the community or gain international recognition); and KPI 6 (study program in collaboration with world-class partners). Apart from that, Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, S.T., Ph.D. who is a lecturer in the Industrial Chemical Engineering Technology Study Program, Vocational School Undip, also received the title of Visiting Associate Professor and had the opportunity to serve as a guest lecturer at Akashi College in the 2018-2019 period.

“Undip Vocational School has a vision as a center for superior vocational education, so that various collaboration programs, including with world partners, play an active role in both increasing the KPI and also supporting the continuation of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5.0. “Students at Undip Vocational School are introduced to international exposure from an early age to increase global competitiveness when they graduate,” said Prof Budiyono, Dean of Undip Vocational School. It’s Vocational Champion Time! (AS)

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