The Dean of IPB University Vocational School Attends Indonesia Partnership Consortium Workshop in Australia

Dr Arief Daryanto, Dean of the Vocational School, IPB University attended the Indonesia Partnership Consortium (IPC) Development workshop in Australia. The activity which was held on 21-22 October 2019 was initiated by the University of New England (UNE) Australia. The consortium members consisted of UNE, Massey University, IPB University, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and Mataram University.

The workshop was opened by UNE Vice Chancellor and CEO Professor Brigid Heywood. It was the follow up from the previous IPC workshop, which was held in Denpasar, Bali, April 29th. In the previous workshop in Bali, several partnership opportunities were identified between the consortium members.

Dr. Arief Daryanto who is also an Adjunct Professor at UNE's Business School said that several opportunities for international cooperation programs with consortium members, especially UNE, were related to the development of vocational higher education at IPB University. "Cooperation programs include the development of digital-based postgraduate education, development of training, education and applied research in the field of Smart Farming, English language training, lecturer and student exchanges and retooling programs," explained the IPB University lecturer.

UNE is one of the pioneers in applied or innovation doctoral programs (PhD.I) that is unique and project-based and connects the professional and industrial skills with the academic theories to create innovation. In the process, PhD.I is divided into two phases; the research learning phase and the innovation project portfolio phase.

Workshop participants also had the opportunity to visit the SMART Farm Innovation Center. UNE has nearly 3000 hectares of agricultural research land that has been transformed into Sustainable Manageable Accessible Rural Technologies (SMART) Farm. This SMART Farm features the latest technology used to improve productivity, environmental sustainability, safety, workflow and social / business support networks on Australian agriculture.

The participants were entertained by Balinese dance whose dancer was one of the young lecturers of UNE. In its history, UNE once had complete gamelan instruments. UNE’s Gamelan Group is named Swara Naga.


Keyword: Vocational School, Partnership Consortium, IPB University lecturer, smart farming

Published Date : 24-Oct-2019

Resource Person : Dr Arief Daryanto

Keyword : Vocational School, Partnership Consortium, IPB University lecturer, smart farming