IPB University and Deakin University Australia Follow Up on Strategic Field Cooperation

Chancellor of IPB University, Dr. Arif Satria, and Vice Chancellor Deakin University, Australia Prof. Jane den Hollander met in Melbourne on Thursday (7/2), to discuss in more detail the areas of strategic cooperation in the fields of education, research and innovation. The two universities have similarities in several scientific fields including fisheries, marine science, environment, disaster, economics and business.

"One of the themes of cooperation is being explored regarding the technology of early detection of forest and land fires or other disasters through the use of artificial intelligent and big data analytics, where Deakin University has the Center for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disaster. Victoria's states in Australia are vulnerable to the occurrence of bushfires, as recently happened, "said the IPB University Chancellor.

In addition, continued the Chancellor of IPB University also proposed other strategic cooperation in the field of aquaculture research, marine science through the use of landscape / coastal drone technology and underwater monitoring equipment (robots) and seaweed cultivation.

In the meeting also discussed opportunities for cooperation related to study and research in the field of agribusiness. Deakin University has just launched a major agribusiness as part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. "The potential for cooperation including the double degree program in the field of agribusiness will soon open student mobility programs through summer school and also opportunities for internship for IPB University students in various export-oriented agribusiness companies in the state of Victoria, Australia. "Through the New Colombo Plan Program, currently the Australian government also encourages its students to carry out outbound mobility activities in the countries of the Indo Pacific including Indonesia," explained the Chancellor of IPB University.

IPB University is one of the universities that accepts inbound students from Australia in coordination with ACICIS (The Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies). The stages of implementing cooperation have begun with a joint research proposal that has been submitted utilizing funding from Australia. In the near future there will also be a reply visit from Deakin University to IPB University. (* / ris)

Published Date : 11-Feb-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria

Keyword : Deakin University, Strategic Cooperation, Chancellor of IPB