Two students of UGM were chosen to join an exchange program with Shizuoka University this year. They are Riri Kumalasari Eka Pratomo, Industrial Engineering student and Dede Taopik Herdiansyah, Nuclear Engineering student.
Dede said that this exchange program is a research follow-up program by two universities in Japan, which are Aoyama Gaukin University and Shizuoka University about Student Community Service (KKN) at UGM. In summer 2015, eight students from Aoyama Gakuin University and two students with two professors from Shizuoka University joined the team of Student Community Service.
“Two out of thirty applicants were chosen to join the exchange program that was started on December 1st to December 12th. Beside students, Djaka Marwasta, lecturer from Faculty of Geography, was also present,“ he said, Monday (21/12) at UGM.
Dede also explained that this program was as well joined by six other students from National University of Singapore. On this occasion, Dede and Riri had a chance to present and introduce the UGM Student Community Service project. In addition, they were given a chance to visit some educational facilities in Shizuoka University and stay with the local people to learn their culture. Some knowledge related to disaster risk management was also shared, completed with 8 SR-earthquake simulation.
During that program, Dede and Riri visited Hamaoka Nuklir Power Plant, which is a nuclear facility in prefecture Shizuoka. At least, 40 percent of electricity in Japan was produced by nuclear energy.