(22/2) Universitas Diponegoro held a Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony with the University of Waterloo, Canada, in Engineering Hall, Dekanat Building 5th Floor. The Representatives of Universitas Diponegoro were present at the ceremony, which was represented at that time by the Head of the Diponegoro International Office, Mrs. Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, Ph.D, along with the deans from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, and Postgraduate School. Meanwhile, the University of Waterloo was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Prof. Bruce Frayne, along with two other representatives from the University of Waterloo.
This collaboration with the University of Waterloo was first initiated in 2015, and can only be accomplished in 2023. During the initiation period, Universitas Diponegoro consistently built and maintained good relationships. One was done by sending some of its graduates to pursue their studies at the University of Waterloo. The efforts to build that positive image have ripened into good results so that the University of Waterloo is willing to collaborate with Universitas Diponegoro.
The signing ceremony was opened with an explanation about safety induction as a commitment from the Faculty of Engineering to implement the Health, Safety, and Environment (also known as K3 in Indonesia) within the Faculty of Engineering. The ceremony then continued with the singing of the National Anthem of Indonesia, Indonesia Raya, and continued with the signing of the collaboration agreement by both parties. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering also signed the collaboration agreement with other deans from other faculty who were also invited to the ceremony.
The event then continued with a welcoming speech. The welcoming speech was delivered by the Head of Diponegoro International Office, Mrs. Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, Ph.D as the representative from Universitas Diponegoro. In her remarks, she thanked the representatives from the University of Waterloo for visiting the Universitas Diponegoro to start the collaboration with Universitas Diponegoro. She added, as one of the leading campuses in Indonesia, Universitas Diponegoro always strives to provide the best programs that can attract outsiders to collaborate together with Universitas Diponegoro. She hoped, with the advantages that Universitas Diponegoro already has, the University of Waterloo was able to gain many benefits from the results of this collaboration.
After the welcoming speech from Universitas Diponegoro, the following remarks were delivered by the representatives from the University of Waterloo. The first remarks were given by the Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Prof. Bruce Frayne. In his remarks, he hoped that by collaborating with Universitas Diponegoro, the students from the University of Waterloo can get broader and more diverse opportunities to study at Universitas Diponegoro. He also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity provided so that the University of Waterloo could establish the collaboration agreement after years of fostering good relations with Universitas Diponegoro.
The next remarks were delivered by Prof. Prateep Nayek, Associate Dean of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, and the person in charge of collaboration agreement from the University of Waterloo. In his remarks, he showed his gratitude towards Universitas Diponegoro for the support given to the students from Universitas Diponegoro who was one of the main agents in shaping the good images for Universitas Diponegoro in the eyes of the University of Waterloo. He also explained how this collaboration had been initiated for quite a long time and could only be executed this year. All of these are the results of the hard work of Universitas Diponegoro in establishing good relations with the University of Waterloo.
The ceremony then closed with giving souvenirs from Universitas Diponegoro to the University of Waterloo. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc., Ph.D, fully supported this collaboration agreement. He added that the collaboration with the University of Waterloo is in accordance with the vision of the Faculty of Engineering as the International standard Excellent Research Campus. He hoped that in the future the academics in the Faculty of Engineering can take advantage of the opportunities that opened up from the collaboration with the University of Waterloo to improve their research.
(16/1) Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, and College of Engineering, Pukyong National University, will be working together after having a mutual agreement signed on Monday, 16th January 2023, in the Theatre Room, Dekanat Building 4th Floor. Both parties agreed to bring the joint research, lectures, exchange of staff, and publications further after years of cooperation with each other via the signing ceremony of the Mutual Agreement between either party. Besides the MoA, Pukyong National University also signed Implementation Agreement with four departments under the Faculty of Engineering, named the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, and Department of Naval Architecture Engineering. This signing marks a new era for their mutualistic relationship that already started in 2005.
At this historic meeting, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Dr. Ir. M Agung Wibowo, M.M, MSc, Ph.D., gave a welcoming speech to greet the delegations from Pukyong National University. As a continuation to that, The Dean of the College of Engineering, Pukyong National University, Dr. Jei Pil Wang, expressed his contentment with the current relationship that has been built by both parties. Citing the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro always gave its fullest hospitality towards its partners and shows its capability as one of the top contender universities in Indonesia.
One of the most important points of this cooperation is the joint research between the Renewable Energy System Lab, Pukyong National University with the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro in developing environmental-friendly renewable solar-based energy. Prof. Kwang Hwan Choi, the Head of the Renewable Energy System Lab, said that Indonesia’s condition as a tropical country is perfect to develop a Solar Desiccant Cooling/Heating System using the machine that he and his research team has developed, called Photovoltaic Thermal Collector. With this machine, he hopes the Faculty of Engineering, with its experience in understanding Indonesia’s climate condition, to work together and make the dream of the Indonesian government to focus on renewable energy set in motion.
Carbon emission is the biggest issue in the environmental sector. This topic is becoming a global concern in the modern world for creating a cleaner environmental ecosystem. Motorcycles with unclean fuel are going to harm the environment. Indonesia has also committed to achieving net-zero emissions (NZE) or zero carbon emissions by 2060. Certain agencies and third parties have also responded to this commitment, one of which is Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN). This commitment cannot run well if it does not get support from other stakeholders. Therefore, TMMIN also held a national discussion involving three sectors (Triple Helix): the government, academia, and business actors.
Toyota collaborated with Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Semarang, and held a National Seminar with the theme “100 Years of Indonesia Automotive Industry, Realizing Indonesia Net-Zero Emission” in the Prof. building. Sudirman, Semarang, Central Java. The campus was chosen as the right place because Diponegoro University is qualified to prepare the younger generation with access to green movements, including innovation for the future. Cooperation between the triple helix is needed due to the development of electrification vehicles from policymakers, business industry, academics, and the public, especially the younger generation.
“Hopefully, this national seminar could be a stepping stone for comprehensive discussions to help and support Indonesia’s acceleration in achieving the Net-Zero Emission target. It can be achieved through cooperation between educational institutions, the younger generation, and the industrial sector, especially the national automotive industry,” said Warih Andang Tjahjono, President Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Wednesday (25/05).
Warih explained the actions to reduce emissions through various electrification technology ‘Multi-pathway’ to invite all parties to contribute to reducing carbon emissions. “As a business Industry, we must take an active role in achieving the goal of net zero emission, through environmentally friendly products with multi-pathways,” he explained.
The multi-pathway concept by Toyota does not only about the electrified vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), or Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). Implementing the multi-pathway concept must be followed by low-emission engine technologies such as Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent (VVT-I), Dual VVT-I, and others.
Toyota has already produced several products using the concept. BEV considered the pinnacle of electrification, is already present through the Lexus UX300e, and soon, there will be a Toyota bZ4X.
Toyota is also reportedly involved in implementing the Calya EV together with three universities, namely the Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS), the University of Indonesia (UI), and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). “Carbon emissions are the main problem for our environment” Let us make a great movie, everyone has the same opportunity to contribute to reducing carbon emissions. No one left behind,” he said.
In line with the NZE program, Toyota also supports environmentally friendly manufacturing processes known as Green Manufacturing. Hence, Toyota is also committed to eliminating and minimizing the environmental impacts generated by the entire chain of business activities.
(9/9) Semarang – Universitas Diponegoro cooperated with PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) through the Link and Match Program for Higher Education and Industry. The signing of MoU was held in the 4th Floor Theater Room, Dean Building, Faculty of Engineering, Undip. Present at this event Undip Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Prof. Ambariyanto, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, TMMIN President Director Warih Andang Tjahjono and Director of Corporate Affairs Bob Azam and Central Java Provincial Government Representative Muhammad Arif Sambodo, M.Sc.
The first remark was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, in his speech, “he feels grateful to be able to work with a giant automotive company such as Toyota which is an outstanding first step to bridge the needs of the industrial world for the expertise of Higher Education graduates. He added that so far there has been a gap between the speed of industrial innovation and education with which industry is always up-to-date with modernization, while education tends to be slow and maintains a conservative curriculum. Therefore, there must be a link and match to synchronize these two things so that they can push the wheels of the Indonesian economy in the 4.0 era more significantly.
Similarly, with the Dean of FT, the Undip Chancellor also welcomed the initiation of this collaboration. He explained that Universities must have a broad impact on community life, one of which was committing the service by Lecturers, Staff, and Students. By cooperating with industries such as Toyota, he hoped that the benefits to society will be much greater in order for innovations can be more massive and on target.
Andang Warih Tjahjono as the President Director of TMIIN in his speech said that cooperation between the world of education and the world of industry is a necessity. “People Development” is the focal point of this collaboration. In the future, at least Undip and Toyota will carry out joint projects such as developing Small and Micro Bussiness in several areas in Central Java such as Jepara and Purbalingga, then research related to the Semarang Smart City development plan and updating tools and infrastructure at Undip Integrated Laboratory. In addition, Toyota also opened the widest opportunity for all Undip students, especially the Faculty of Engineering, to be able to do internships at their companies. (Mardian)
(21/2) Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro explored potential cooperation with a giant automotive company PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMIIN). Meeting between Faculty leaders and TMMIN was held on Monday afternoon through the MS-Teams application. The faculty was represented by the Dean, Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. nat. tech. Siswo Sumardiono, MT, Vice Dean for Resources Dr. Abdul Syakur, ST., MT. and the FT Cooperation Program Coordinator Dr. Gunawan Dwi Hariyadi, MT. On the other side, TMMIN was represented by Syaefudin Juhri (EAD), F. Sales S (PED), and Nur Hana Wijaya (EAD).
This meeting was motivated by planning to build an Engineering Faculty Integrated Laboratory as a facility to support lecture and research activities. In this case, Faculty expects the role of automotive industry to contribute in Indonesia’s education.
Furthermore, the Integrated Lab in the future will be able to improve student skills and competencies. The concept of Integrated Lab is planned to prioritize K3 (ISO: 45001) aspects with sufficient equipment so that it can be utilized by various departments such as the Mechanical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Naval Architecture Department, Industrial Engineering Department, and Chemical Engineering Department.
Finally, Faculty and TMIIN also hoped that this facility can be used by a community as a place to develop MSMEs in Indonesia, especially in Central Java.
Faculty of engineering
encourages their lecturer and students to be involved in many research through
various research funding schemes, one of them is a collaborative research. Most
common problem is there are gaps between the Industry as a user and Universities
as graduates producers. It happens because industrial technology increase
rapidly, meanwhile universities curriculum tend to change periodically. To
solve this issue, Diponegoro University and PT Powerblock Indonesia sign a
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) about research collaboration (27/9). In the
future, this program is expected to be able producing competent graduates who
can be relied on industrial world.
PT. Powerblock Indonesia is a leading manufacturer of construction materials with AAC (lightweight aerated concrete) lightweight concrete. AAC materials purchased are wall materials, floor panels and wall panels which should have an important role in the world of construction in Indonesia specifically for buildings, apartments and housing.
In his remarks speech at the Public Lecture held in the Hall of Civil Engineering, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Agung expressed his high appreciation for the collaboration, “Hopefully this Research Collaboration can be as beneficial as possible for Science and Technology, Higher Education, the industrial world and the wider community especially in the field of construction”.