Five Summer Courses Held this Month through Collaboration between IPB University and International Institutions

This month, IPB University has held five summer courses open for international students from various fields of study. The first summer course was held on June 30th to July 14th on Seafood Sustainability and Safety held by IPB University’s Department of Aquatic Product Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK). It was attended by 145 participants from various countries in Asia Pacific. The course focused on the quality and safety of aquatic products and was divided into 14 general lectures over the span of two weeks and offered five subthemes: Ensuring Authenticity of our Seafood, Biotechnology to Assure Quality and Safety of Seafood, Traditional Seafood Processing, Seafood Processing by Product, and Ensuring Sustainable and Safe Seafood Products in Asia Pacific. Dr Fredinan Yulianda, Dean of the FPIK and Syamsul Arifin, IPB University alumnus currently working as Country Coordinator at Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shared their experiences and knowledge of sustainable fisheries. Discussions covered the importance of safety in seafood quality assurance and the roles of aquatic technology and sustainable aquaculture. Sustainability in this industry means that the stock of fish will always be maintained through a process that leaves little impact to the environment.

The second Summer Course was the New Normal Challenges and Opportunities: Global Interconnectivity for Animal Production course held by the Animal Production Technology (IPTP), Faculty of Animal Science, on July 12th – 23rd. This year’s summer course was the fifth successfully held seminar by the department and had attracted 387 multinational participants.  As many as 292 participants came from 33 universities in Indonesia, while 95 international participants came from 20 universities from Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan, Pakistan, Nepal, Australia, Turkey, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Bolivia. In total, 18 guest lecturers were invited as speakers at the Summer Course, four from IPB University and 14 international speakers from Canada, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute – Germany, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Erciyes University - Turkey, Bangladesh Agricultural University, National Chung Hsing University – Taiwan, Szent István University – Hungary, Wageningen University & Research – the Netherlands, Kasetsart University – Thailand, Czech Academy of Science – Czech Republic, University of Embou – Kenya, and Murdoch University – Australia.

Besides lectures, the Summer Course had also combined demonstrations of virtual practicals and excursions related to culture and Indonesia’s livestock diversity, interactive discussions, individual and team tasks, as well as presentations and a final evaluation. At the end of the event, participants received two credit points under the course name “Summer Course on Animal Production”. 

The third Summer Course held this month was the 3rd International Summer Course on Sustainability of Tropical Animal Production organized by IPB University’s Vocational School held on July 5th-16th attended by 200 participants from Indonesia, Southeast Asian Countries and Canada. Dr Muhammad A Oyinlola, lecturer of the University of British Colombia, Canada, spoke about the role AI plays in not just determining aquaculture location, but also to evaluate the impact of the aquaculture operation to the environment. Other innovations implemented in the offshore aquaculture technology are the aquapod, smart floating farms and ocean farming. These innovative creations are hoped to suppress the environmental impacts of marine fisheries. But more importantly, the government must set clear goals and plans for sustainable marine aquaculture. Septian Jasiah Wijaya, CEO and Founder of PT Santona Oro Banyan, was also invited as a speaker at the webinar and spoke about the change of management system from traditional to modern which has brought huge advantages in his farm by improving the health and welfare states of his cows. This results in higher quality of fresh milk with subsequently higher acceptance rate in the milk processing industry. 

The fourth summer course was held by the School of Business: the International E-Summer Course of Business Innovation and Management (BIM) on July 5th-July 14th. This year, the course highlights the topic of “New Dynamics of Business Innovation and Engineering: Creating and Protecting Value in the Era of Industry 4.0 & Society 5.0”. The international event was the result of a collaboration between IPB University, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Putra Business School, Hiroshima University, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Adam Smith Business School, Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Kirirom Institute of Technology. Over 100 participants from 13 universities and six countries which were Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and China, registered to the course.

Through this event, students can expect to understand key learning points such as the identification and recognition of business opportunities, information integration, theory and best practices in the analyses of issues within business organization, business competitive skills, collaboration and development of international network, as well as making effective arguments through both oral and written situations. The speaker line up is composed of 11 lecturers from 7 international universities with specific expertise surrounding Business Innovation and Management. The virtual E-Summer Course was designed with interactive lectures divided into three main events which were the online lectures (synchronous/asynchronous), quiz/self-assessment and team assignments. At the end of the event, the winners were announced in the categories of Best Student, Best Paper and Best E-Poster. Lecturers involved in this course came from IPB University’s School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Putra Business School - Malaysia, Hiroshima University - Japan, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – Poland, Kirirom Institute of Technology – Cambodia, Tokyo University of Agriculture – Japan, and the Adam Smith Business School – UK. 


The last and final Summer Course program this month was IPB University’s Department of Economics and Development Studies’ International Trade in Agriculture: Challenges and Prospects during the COVID-19 Pandemic course participated by 56 students from both local and international universities as well as 13 guest lecturers: four lecturers from IPB University, three lecturers from local institutions (the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade and the University of Indonesia) and six lecturers from international universities (University of British Columbia - Canada, Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of Deakin - Australia, University of Adelaide - Australia, Tokyo University of Agriculture - Japan, and the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam).

The Summer Course program covers the concepts of international trade, agriculture, and developments which are enriched with analyses, empiric findings, and lessons learned from multiple countries. Besides lectures, other activities in the course included games, ice breaker, interactive discussions, individual and team tasks, paper presentations, and a final evaluation.

Published Date : 14-Jul-2021

Resource Person : Dr Fredinan Yulianda

Keyword : IPB University, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK)