Semarang (16/12) – Undip holds a presentation of prospective professors at the Undip Academic Senate Meeting Room which was attended by the Chair, Deputy and Secretary of the Academic Senate, as well as the Board of Professors. The Plenary Meeting of the Senate Academic Professors Council is held online and offline and starts at 10:00 AM.
The first presentation is delivered by Dr. sc. Agr. Iwan Rudiarto, S.T., M.Sc., lecturer at Undip Faculty of Engineering, who explained the results of his research entitled “Planning and Development of Inclusive Villages: Multi-Dimensional Approaches to Sustainable Village Planning & Development”.

The conditions and socio-economic development of rural communities are closely related to the availability of resources, however the high movement of villagers to the city causes changes in social and economic structure of rural communities. Other factors such as financial, social, and physical factors called livelihood assets greatly affect the availability of rural land resources. There is a need for rural socio economic and resource modeling as well as modeling of future development strategies. By identifying socioeconomic characteristics spatially, it can be seen that there are significant differences between developed and less developed regions, comparability of rural areas, and differences in typology. Environmental issues such as land degradation also affect the resilience and economic conditions of rural communities. Through his research, the lecturer who is also a member of National Planning Association (Ikatan Ahli Perencanaan) focuses on the development of suburb and rural areas in the city of Semarang, by identifying rural resilience, vulnerability and disaster mitigation in coastal areas, and village spatial planning from the aspect of utilization of land resources.

The second presentation was delivered by Dr. Ir. Fronthea Swastawati, M.Sc. who is a lecturer at Undip Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences. Based on the fact that the level of fish consumption in Indonesia continues to increase, she raised the theme “Liquid Smoke Technology Innovation for the Processing of Fishery Products towards Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Indonesia”. One of the main products produced by fish processing in Central Java is smoked fish, which recently can be processed using liquid smoke technology. Liquid smoke has many advantages over conventional smoking methods, including cooking fish evenly more quickly, avoiding burn and the effects of carcinogens, environmentally friendly, and providing flavor and scent of smoke (smoke flavors). The use of liquid smoke technology is not only for smoked fish, but it can also be used in processing fresh fish, meatballs, nuggets, and other food ingredients. The development of this liquid smoke engine innovation is supported by Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Central Java Province.

The research results from Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of Undip lecturers aim to solve problems that exist in society, especially in Semarang and Central Java. With this research, it is hoped that Undip can focus doing research on Central Java region and the northern coast of Java Island with the theme of urbanization and rural-urban transformation. In the fisheries sector, Undip’s liquid smoke technology contributes in exploring the potential of marine product resources, increasing effectiveness and production of processed fishery products, and expanding market access with more modern management.