YOGYAKARTA-UGM is hosting the 2012 ProSPER(Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research).Net Young Researchers’s School with the theme ‘Building a Resilient Society in Asia’ from 17-28 September 2012. The event is attended by 14 students in S3 programme from 29 Asia-Pacific universities. Two students are from UGM.
Chairman Maharani Hapsari said that the previous event was held in Vietnam and Tokyo. It aims to bring together students related to the research that has been developed.
“Particularly, research findings that have been developed and that are related to sustainable development,” said Maharini on Monday (17/9).
Rani added that in the two week’s activity the students will be involved in discussion and field trip. The areas to be visited are Merapi, Kasongan, Serut hamlet in Palbapang, Bantul regency. Serut is known for organic agriculture development especially after the 2006 earthquake.
Some topics to be studied by students include disaster management, entrepreneurship, poverty allevation, research methods, water management and urban development. Students will also participate in competition by giving short description of their research.
“There is presentation of research material that is conducted in 3 minutes using 1 slide,” she said.
Meanwhile, Vice Rector for Research and Community Service of UGM, Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc., welcomed the event. Suratman said the event was important along with the UGM’s vision and mission, especially in international cooperation.
“I hope this can continue every year,” he expressed his hope.