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Collaboration between SV UGM and IBEC Presents 27 United Kingdom Universities and Educational Institutions

On Tuesday (30/1), Vocational College UGM in collaboration with IBEC (Indonesia Britain Education Centre) held a UK Education Expo and Academic Networking event in the TILC ballroom. The purpose of this event is to provide information on opportunities and strategies for further undergraduate and postgraduate study (scholarship and non-scholarship programs) at universities in the United Kingdom as well as provide international exposure for students and lecturers of UGM and institutions outside UGM. A total of 27 booths consisting of 24 universities and 3 educational institutions of the United Kingdom were present at the event.

Vocational College UGM Welcomes Three Students of NUAA China

Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) held a student exchange with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China through the program “Recent Trends on Biomedical and Industrial Research”. A total of three NUAA master’s program students participated in the program which took place at the Vocational College of Universitas Gadjah Mada from January 17 to February 18, 2024.

To Support Student Concentration During Final Exam, SV UGM Distributes Free Breakfast through BAKI

Vocational College UGM also contributes to supporting student’s’ concentration during the final exam semester. This is demonstrated with the distribution of free breakfast for Vocational College students on Wednesday-Thursday, 6-7 December, 2023. In collaboration with Ministry Social Society BEM KM SV UGM, this breakfast distribution activity is carried out through the Program BAKI (Bag of Kindness) starting at 08.00 A.M in two places, namely in front of the secretariat of BEM KM SV UGM and in hall Department of Economics and Business (DEB) Vocational College UGM. For those two days, provided servings of healthy breakfast for students.

“The Draft!: a Love Letter to Indonesian Vocational Education” Wins Best Film Award at Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2023

The film “Setan Alas” (The Draft!) which is the result of collaboration between vocational high school students, vocational college students, and lecturers, has successfully passed the selection and won the prestigious Indonesian Screen Awards at the 18th Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival (JAFF) with the categories of Best Editing, Best Storytelling, to the most prestigious, Best Film on Saturday night (2/12). 

The 3rd ICTSD 2023, Presents Speakers and Presenters from 11 Countries

Vocational College UGM held the international conference “ICTSD” for the 3rd time on Thursday-Friday, November 2-3, 2023 online. The International Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development is an international conference agenda held biennially to accommodate researchers from various disciplines to be able to share and collaborate on innovation in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The scientific disciplines that was carried out on this occasion consist of 4 symposia, including; Earth Science and Construction Technology Symposium with the subtheme “Sustainable infrastructure and monitoring technology for better environment”; Symposium on Agrotechnology and Environment with the subtheme “Advances in Agro technological innovation for Sustainable Development”; Socioeconomic-humanities symposium with subtheme “Social Impacts: New Advances of Human Ecosystem and Globalization”; and Mechanical, Electrical and Information Technology Symposium with subtheme “Recent Advances, Applications and Challenges in Smart Manufacturing and Information Technology for Sustainable Development”. 

Speakers in this international conference came from 5 countries, which are Iran, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. The main speakers who presented at this conference were Prof. Saeid Eslamian from the College of Agriculture Isfahan University of Technology, Iran and Wingky Kurniawan., S.T., M.Eng. from PT. Hino Motor Indonesia. In addition, this international conference also presented eight guest speakers for the four symposia.  

The agenda of the first day was the opening ceremony which began with remarks from Prof. Dr. Mirwan Ushada as Director of Research Universitas Gadjah Mada and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono, IPM., ASEAN Eng. as Dean of the Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Mirwan Ushada appreciated the activities of the 3rd ICTSD and emphasised the importance of the power of applied research to drive positive change, encourage sustainable development, and create a better future for the generations.

“Let us remember that our collective actions today will shape the world of tomorrow. Let us harness the power of applied research to drive positive change, promote sustainable development, and create a better future for generations to come.” said the Dean of Vocational College UGM, Prof. Agus Maryono.

He also stated that Vocational College keeps on encouraging applied research as an effort to create solutions for the current global problems and challenges. “In the midst of the global challenges we face, the significance of applied research in steering our world towards sustainability has never been more crucial,” he said in his speech. 

Furthermore, the keynote speech in the panel session was delivered by two main speakers, Prof. Saeid Eslamian who delivered a presentation related to “Innovation for a Sustainable Future: The Impact of Applied Research”, and Wingky Kurniawan., S.T., M.Eng. who delivered a presentation on Industry 4.0 implementation in the Automotive Industry. 

The next agenda was panel sessions per symposium which held in 4 breakout rooms in the afternoon session, with the following speakers: Prof. Yoshihiko Tsumura from the University of Tsukuba Japan and Prof. Wuled Lenggoro from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Japan at the symposium on Agrotechnology and Environment; Filip Benes, Ph.D. from VSB–Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic and Prof. Bayu Jayawardhana from University of Groningen Netherlands at the symposium on Mechanical, Electrical and Information Technology, Carly Trachtman, Ph.D. from the International Food Policy Research Institute USA and Prof. Dr. Deborah Cole from Utrecht University Netherlands at the symposium on Socioeconomics and Humanities, and Dr. Alvaro Semedo from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Netherland and Dr. Caroline Gevaert from The University of Twente Netherlands at the symposium on Earth Science and Construction Technology.  Then, a parallel session for presenters from the Agrotechnology and Environment cluster took place at the end of the first day of the conference. 

On the second day of the conference, the presentation session was continued according to their respective symposium with a total participant number of 61 presenters from 7 countries, including Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, China, UK, Korea, and Ecuador. There were 14 presenters in the Agrotechnology and Environment cluster, 16 presenters in the Socio-Economic and Humanities cluster, 15 presenters in the Earth Science and Construction Technology cluster, and 16 presenters in the Mechanical, Electrical and Information Technology cluster. The event was closed with the symbolic presentation of E-certificates and awarding for the Best Presenter from each symposium. 

Writers: Novita Widhi Astuti, Nadiva Rizkita Agustina

Editor: Humas SV UGM

UGM Vocational School Products Enter the 2023 Indonesian Construction Exhibition

Vocational College UGM exhibited several excellent products of Vocational College in Hall A Booth No. J-34, including Video and City Model 3D System, BIM for roads and bridges, and Road Condition Monitoring System and GENDING (Heritage BIM) from the Department of Earth Technology;  RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Robot from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering; and Porous Concrete, Rainwater Harvester Miniature, and 1 set of Rainwater Harvester from the Department of Civil Engineering.  

Myth or Fact: Poor Dental Health Leads to Dementia?

Prof. Agus Maryono did a medical check up

Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in collaboration with  Academic Hospital or Rumah Sakit Akademik (RSA) and Dental and Oral Hospital or Rumah Sakit Gigi dan Mulut (RSGM) Prof. Soedomo UGM held a dental examination and Talk Show for the academic community of Vocational College UGM on Wednesday (01/11) at the ballroom of the Teaching Industry Learning Center (TILC) Vocational College UGM. This talk show carries the theme “Myth or Fact: Poor Dental Health Triggers Dementia?” According to the head of administrative office of Vocational College UGM, M. Nur Budiyanto, S.Kom., M.Eng., this activity aims to support human resources in Vocational College to be productive, healthy, and excellent.

This activity was started with a consultation and dental examination which was conducted in the front hall of the ballroom of the TILC building. More than 50 people from the Vocational College academic community participated in this event, including the Dean of Vocational College UGM, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono, IPM., ASEAN Eng. The event was then continued with the main agenda, which is Talk Show with dr. Yoga Rosal Widya Utama, Sp.N from RSA UGM and drg. Novi Tenripada, Sp.Prosto from RSGM Prof. Soedomo UGM as the speaker.

Dr. Yoga explained that besides aging, there are many factors that can cause dementia or what we often call senility. One of them is from food intake. The sugar content in food or drinks has a significant impact on the emergence of dementia because  we currently consume a lot of food or drinks without considering what content is contained in them. 

Dr. Yoga explains the dangers of sugar

“We drink coffee with sugar, tea with sugar, also packaged drinks usually contain high in sugar and this can be a trigger for dementia,” says dr. Yoga.

However, dr. Yoga also mentioned that it is okay to consume tea, coffee or others as long as it is not consumed every day. “Tea is actually good for consumption, but it’s better without sugar,” he said. In addition to reducing sugar intake in the body, good sleep quality can also affect the emergence of dementia. We can prevent dementia by having good quality sleep and doing exercise regularly.

Before moving to the next Talk Show, there was a presentation of material on the mechanism of examination services at Prof. Soedomo Dental and Oral Hospital UGM. The Talk Show was then continued by drg. Novi Tenripada who explained about the effect of dental health on the emergence of dementia. He explained that cavities or missing teeth can affect the mouth in chewing food so that it can trigger dementia. 

“So far, the amount of chewing food does not affect dementia, only cavities and tooth loss that do not get treatment can trigger dementia,” she added. 

The next session was a question and answer session among the speakers and the participants. Lastly, the event was closed with the awarding for participants who actively asked questions in the Talk Show.

Writers: Novita Widhi Astuti, Nadiva Rizkita Agustina

Editor: Humas SV UGM

Student-SME Synergy: Paving the Path to Small Business Success

Yogyakarta, Indonesia — October 21, 2023— The Bachelor of Applied English Batch 2021 of Vocational College UGM is proud to present “X-SMESH (Expo-Small Medium Entrepreneurship): Go Ready for Scaling Up Small Medium Enterprises,” a mid-term project as part of the Creative Idea and Entrepreneurship course. This event showcases the journey and collaborative efforts of students with local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Penandatanganan PKS dengan Balai Besar Pengujian Standar Instrumen Veteriner, Kementrian Pertanian Republik Indonesia

Signing of MOU with the Veterinary Instrument Standard Testing Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia

UGM Vocational School held a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Veterinary Instrument Standard Testing Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Teaching Industry Learning Center building of UGM Vocational School on Wednesday (06/09). The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to establish cooperation between UGM Vocational School and the Veterinary Instrument Standard Testing Center, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia.

Closing Ceremony Summer Course DTEDI

Closing Ceremony Summer Course DTEDI Digital Transformation: Lecture and Workshop Series 2023

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada held a closing ceremony for the participants of the “Summer Course DTEDI Digital Transformation: Lecture and Workshop Series 2023” on Friday (14/07) through Zoom Meeting. The summer course event which was started from 3 -14 July 2023 received relatively high enthusiasm from the participants.