A total of 14 postgraduate students and 6 lecturers from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) are visiting UGM to delve into environmental and ecosystem sustainability.
This activity is a part of the 2018 Joint Lecture organized by UGM Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School with UTHM. It raises the theme “Environmental Awareness and Ecosystem Sustainability”.
For six days from September 2-7, they participate in a series of activities such as lecture classes and field trips. Besides participants from UTHM, this activity also involves 14 UGM undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as several lecturers and researchers.
The arrival of UTHM delegation led by the Deputy Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Chee Ming, was welcomed by Engineering UGM’s Dean, Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., Ph.D., and the Graduate School’s Dean, Prof. Ir. Siti Malkhamah, M.Sc., Ph.D.
When opening the event, Dean of UGM Graduate School greeted the UTHM group and expressed her appreciation to the delegations for participating in the event.
Siti Malkhamah hoped in the future, UGM and UTHM can broaden their cooperation in various fields.
“I hope this event runs smoothly and we may continue the cooperation in the future,” she stated on Monday (9/3) at UGM Graduate School.
Dean of Engineering UGM noted that students could exchange experience and knowledge through this event. Moreover, it can also enhance the academic collaboration between the two universities.
“Hopefully, UGM can send its students to UTHM as well,” said Prof. Nizam.
Meanwhile, Deputy Dean of UTHM, Chan Chee Ming, thanked UGM for organizing the event. She also expected her students to gain considerable experience from this joint lecture.
In this joint lecture, participants will attend lectures to discuss several themes, including environmental awareness and ecosystem sustainability, environmental analysis, wildlife conservation, ecosystem diversity, and introduction to research and research methodology.
Additionally, they also discuss environmental issues such as global warming, pollution, and deforestation.
Aside from attending lectures, participants also have the opportunity to visit a number of natural, cultural, and historical attractions in Yogyakarta and Central Java. Some of the destinations are Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi Museum, Code River, Lava Bantal, and several geoparks in Gunungkidul.