Universitas Gadjah Mada established a research collaboration in transportation topics with The University of Melbourne and Universitas Indonesia.
The research collaboration was conducted under the Australian-Indonesian Centre (AIC) Strategic Research Project SRP 3 team. In 2018, the research focused on port competitiveness and financing.
In this research, the UGM team was led by Prof. Danang Parikesit with a member from the doctoral program, Said Basalim. The research carried the theme of Port and Hinterland Connectivity in Indonesia. It was conducted in three main ports of Indonesia, namely Jakarta Port of Tanjung Priok, Port of Tanjung Perak Surabaya, and Port of Kuala Tanjung Medan.
In this strategic research activity, the UGM team has attended a three-day workshop at The University of Melbourne on April 4-6. 2018. The team consisted of Prof. Dr. Danang Parikesit, Dr. Dewanti from Civil Engineering, and Wiratno W. Wibowo from UGM Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies.
“The UGM team presented a study on Port and Hinterland Connectivity: Case Study of Tanjung Priok Port. It explained details on the bottleneck issue and provided some solutions to improve port and hinterland connectivity,” said Wiratno in a press release on Thursday (5/31).
Wiratno mentioned that the output of UGM team’s research on port and hinterland activity is turned into a book chapter in the book titled Port Competitiveness and Financing. The book is an output from the AIC Strategic Research Project SRP 3 team.
In addition to research, the UGM team also held a seminar titled Increasing Connectivity to Improve Port Performance on 26 April 2018, at JW Marriot Hotel, Surabaya. The seminar was a collaboration with Dr. Hera Widyastuti (ITS) as the AIC focal point. It was aimed to initiate a research collaboration with the stakeholders in East Java.