(6/10) The Faculty of Engineering Undip officially opened its 65th Dies Natalis commemoration ceremony. The opening ceremony and a mass exercise workout with staff and stakeholders of the Faculty were held at the Dekanat Building (Prof. Ir. Eko Budihardjo, M.Sc). This opening ceremony was attended by academics and staff of the Faculty of Engineering, including all Heads of Departments within the Faculty of Engineering Undip.
This year, the theme was “Go Global, Show Your Potential”. For the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, this theme was chosen as an exclamation for the readiness of the Faculty of Engineering to enter the international stage. For him, this Dies Natalis commemoration is the perfect time for the Faculty of Engineering to start this. “The theme is Go Global, Show Your Potential. This means that for now, we are ready to ‘play’ at the international level, and show your potential. So how we display our uniqueness,” he said.
Ir. Ari Eko Widyantoro, S.T, M.Si, IPM, Chief Executive of the 65th Dies Natalis commemoration ceremony of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, explained that there are several agendas that have been prepared to celebrate the anniversary this year. It is planned that those agendas will be started from October to November 2023. “In this 65th Dies Natalis, there are several activities. One of which is this mass exercise workout with staff and the Opening Ceremony, then there is the Selection for the Outstanding Staff of the Year, and there will be a Career Seminar, Pilgrimage to our Founders, Inauguration of the Dekanat Building, there will be a National Seminar for Energy Transition, Alumni Gathering, Briefing Class for Graduates, Public Lecture from the Minister of Public Works and Housing, E-Fest, Job Fair from Engineering Career Center, and the last, will be held on 24 November, is Seminar and Electrical Car Demo from Antawirya and closing ceremony,” he explained.
(21/9) In order to improve their educational cooperation with their international partners, the Department of Chemical Engineering accepts one foreign student to hold an internship in their laboratory. A student named Wu Ssu-Hsien from the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan, had the opportunity to participate in an internship program for one month in the Advanced Material Laboratory under the Department of Chemical Engineering Undip.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Silviana, S.T, M.T, IPM, ASEAN Eng, professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering Undip and the supervisor of this internship program said that this program is a part of the World Class University (WCU) program involving two institutions, namely the Faculty of Engineering Undip and the College of Engineering, NCHU. In this WCU Program, one of the outputs produced is joint research. To support the research, the Department of Chemical Engineering Undip as the organizer of the WCU program invited one student from NCHU to conduct an internship that began on 21 August.
Wu Ssu-Hsien, the student who participated in this internship program, said that this program provided a lot of new experiences for him. As a foreigner, he said that he had never come and stayed abroad for a long time before. With this internship program, Mr. Wu said, he was able to experience what it is like to live and conduct research in a place that is culturally different from his homeland country. “The culture here is different from other countries. I really like it,” he said.
In this internship program, Mr. Wu and Prof. Silviana developed a distillation column design to stimulate the acetone mixture separation. He hoped that the research he conducted during this internship could provide satisfactory results thus helping the research currently being developed by Prof. Silviana. “I will do my best to help Prof. Silvi. I have a very good experience here. I think I have a good chance to do it (internship) here. I really appreciate it,” Mr. Wu said.
(2/9) The Department of Environmental Engineering of Universitas Diponegoro (DTL Undip) held an event with the title Eco-Tech Pioneer and Sustainability Award (EPSA) 2023. This event was a part of the 25th Dies Natalis of the Department of Environmental Engineering and aimed to appreciate companies that are heavily committed to creating technological innovations to preserve and protect the environment.
At this event, dozens of national and regional companies were present to share their experiences and innovations in preserving the environment around them. In addition, the Department of Environmental Engineering also invited several national figures, such as Prof. Sudharto P. Hadi, MES, Ph.D from the PROPER Advisory Board (PROPER is a Company Performance Rating Program in Managing the Environment held by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry), to attend the awarding ceremony held at Novotel Hotel, Semarang.
Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip, Dr. Ing. Sudarno, S.T., M.Sc explained that EPSA was formed to appreciate companies that have successfully innovated in protecting the environment. According to him, up to now, the efforts to preserve the environment that the industry has made have not been appreciated enough. “Implementation of EPSA is actually a form of our concern regarding the lack of appreciation for the efforts that have been done by the industry. So from that concern the Department of Environmental Engineering on its 25th anniversary, for the first time, organized an award for industries that innovate well on both in the form of technology and their activities,” he said.
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, welcomed the EPSA. For him, EPSA can encourage companies to make breakthroughs in protecting the environment, where such innovations are needed nowadays. “Innovation is important for now because, in our daily life, nature experiences limitations. Therefore, innovations from companies are needed as one of the solutions for us to continue our activities without damaging the environment,” he said.
At this EPSA event, there were six main topics that were presented, including Green Power Innovation, Low Carbon Innovation, Eco-Hazard Innovation, Eco-Cycle Innovation, Hydro Smart Innovation, and Ecosystem Innovation. All of those topics are related to innovation in preserving nature and ensuring sustainable development. Prof. Agung hoped that the existence of EPSA could be one of the driving factors for the companies to continue innovating and can provide academic benefits for the students and lecturers in the Department of Environmental Engineering. “Hopefully the results of this EPSA can be the best practices that enrich teaching materials and can be used by the students.”
(1/9) The Faculty of Engineering Undip officially collaborated with the Research Center of Structural Power Technology (Pusat Riset Teknologi Kekuatan Struktur, PRTKS) of the Organization for Energy and Manufacture Research BRIN. The signing ceremony was held in the Senate Room, Dekanat Building 3rd Floor. At this event, representatives from PRTKS BRIN were present, led by the Head of the Organization for Energy and Manufacture Research BRIN, Dr. Haznan Abimanyu.
This collaboration focused on developing research and innovation related to the design and construction of multisensory buildings that are earthquake-resistant, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly. Head of the Organization for Energy and Manufacture Research BRIN, Dr. Haznan Abimanyu, explained that the development of design and construction aims to provide the latest research breakthroughs that are beneficial for Indonesia which is commonly affected by the earthquake. “In this collaboration, the research will be conducted related to the architectural design of multisensory buildings, the concept of energy-efficient multisensory buildings, the construction concept of earthquake-resistant multisensory buildings, and technological simulations in the field of energy-efficient and earthquake-resistant multisensory buildings,” he said.
In addition, he also said that this collaboration could later become the stepping stone for other potential collaborations with the Faculty of Engineering Undip, such as in the field of education for the students and lecturers and in the development of other research. “With this collaboration, I hope that later we can create a collaboration program funded by BRIN. With BARISTA scheme, we can improve the capability of the students in their research.”
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D welcomed the collaboration with PRTKS BRIN this time. He said that the Faculty of Engineering itself has made several collaboration agreements with BRIN, including with PRPJ and PRPN of BRIN. He hoped that, with this collaboration, the Faculty of Engineering Undip and BRIN could continue to provide benefits both in the field of research and education. “Through the signing of the collaboration pact today, it is hoped that it can be a good beginning to start many other collaborations either in research or in education,” said Prof. Agung.
(16/8) The Doctoral Program of Urban and Regional Planning is officially opened by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) Undip. The inauguration ceremony was held at Lecture Building B, Department of URP Undip. In this ceremony, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip was present with the Head of the Department of URP, the Head of the Bachelor and Master Programs of URP Undip, the founders and elders of URP Undip, teaching staff, and academic staff of the Department of URP Undip.
The Head of the Department of URP Undip, Prof. Dr.Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, S.T., M.T., MPS, was grateful for the opening of this new doctoral program. She revealed that this study program is one of the performance targets that the Department had long wanted for it to be achieved. She was thankful because this study program could be established through the cooperation of the parties involved. “I want to express my deepest gratitude because when I was appointed as the Head of the Department there were 3 Key Performance Indicators that I presented. Alhamdulillah (thank God) one of them has been accomplished, which is to inaugurate the Doctoral Program of URP. I would like to thank the Dean and all of the lecturers. I really feel that all of these achievements are the results of our solidarity, collaboration, and support,” she said.
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D, welcomed the opening of this new study program. He ordered the administrators of the Department of URP Undip to maintain good governance, harmony, and cooperation in order to make all the parties involved comfortable while working and producing quality students. “Once more, congratulations to all ladies and gentlemen here, hopefully, we can carry out this mandate well, and become a team that is useful for everyone,” he said.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning Undip previously had bachelor and master programs that have been accredited as excellent and accredited internationally by ASIIN (Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik). Prof. Wiwandari hoped that this new study program would not only recruit many students but also contribute to Indonesia. “Hopefully it will not only get a lot of students, but more importantly it can contribute to the benefits of the nation and the country,” she said.
(14/8) The Faculty of Engineering Undip officially inaugurated its 856 graduates at the 171st Graduation of Universitas Diponegoro which took place at Prof. Soedarto, S.H Building, Undip Tembalang Campus. On this graduation ceremony, the Faculty of Engineering had the opportunity to conduct the graduation in Part I until Part VI which was held on 8, 9, and 14 August 2023.
In this 171st graduation, there were around 4077 graduates who were inaugurated by Universitas Diponegoro. At this graduation, the Faculty of Engineering not only inaugurated their graduates from the undergraduate program but also there were 94 graduates from the master’s and doctoral programs and 193 graduates from the professional engineering program.
From those 856 graduates who were graduated by the Faculty of Engineering, there were 595 graduates that successfully achieved the cum laude predicate. Moreover, there were six foreign graduates who also finished their studies and joined the ceremony this time. Those six foreign graduates are Asim Aamir from Pakistan (graduated from the Master Program of Mechanical Engineering), Tuyizere Vedaste from Rwanda (graduated from the Master Program of Industrial Engineering and Management), Syed Uzair Amjad from Pakistan (graduated from the Master Program of Environmental Engineering), Peter Wachira Gathere from Kenya (graduated from the Master Program of Environmental Engineering), Adeeb Hayel Saeed Zaid from Yaman (graduated from the Master Program of Environmental Engineering), and Raphael Oceng from Uganda (graduated from the Master Program of Environmental Engineering).
Cinka Sihaloho, the representative of the Faculty of Engineering graduates from the Department of Computer Engineering, had the opportunity to deliver a speech at this graduation ceremony. On her speech, she conveyed the importance of sustaining the COMPLETE value which is the basic value for all of Universitas Diponegoro students. Furthermore, she also hoped that all graduates can implement their knowledge and participate in building Indonesia better. “Hopefully all the knowledge obtained during our study in Universitas Diponegoro could make us an agent of change who are ready to be involved in implementing the knowledge obtained to the community, the professional world, and the development,” she said in her speech.
The Rector of Universitas Diponegoro, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H, M.Hum, revealed that he was grateful that the students could finally complete their study and graduated on this graduation period. In his speech, he advised the graduates to be always dare to step ahead in order to achieve success in the future. “Go forward Undip alumni! Never back down! Ever forward, never retreat! Insyaallah (god willing), glory and success will always be on your side,” said Prof. Yos