February 2018 – “Blue, Green or Turquoise” Seminar

On 27 February 2018, a seminar took place with a presentation of Dr. Ksenia Chmutina, that was entitled “Blue, Green or Turquoise: Pathways toward Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment”. The seminar was organized and hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, and chaired by Dr Wido P Tyas. The seminar was open to the academic community and public. During a lively Q&A session, the numerous urban planning and civil engineering students in the audience took advantage of the opportunity to ask Dr Chmutina questions about how to move toward a future where both sustainability and resilience are considered in the development of the built environment.

Dr Wido Tyas and Dr Ksenia Chmutina during the Q&A session Dr Ksenia Chmutina presenting

September 2017 – BuGIS Researcher to Share Experience for Researchers in East Indonesia

Dr. Jati Hatmoko was invited by The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to share his experience as a Newton Fund Awardee for researchers and lecturers in eastern part of Indonesia. The sharing session took place at Pattimura University, Ambon on 14 September 2017. He shared his experience in developing successful collaborative research proposal for Newton Fund Institutional Link with Loughborough University. He also shared how to deal with communication and cross-cultural issues during the research activities by Indonesia – UK team.

Dr Jati Harmoko gives talk Participants of the event

August 2017 – IJCAET & ISAMPE

Professor Andrew Price of Loughborough University is a keynote speaker in the 2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering Technology & International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical Engineering and Power Engineering (IJCAET & ISAMPE) 2017 on 24 – 26 August 2017 in Bali, Indonesia. The conference is organised by the Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University in cooperation with College of Engineering – Pukyong National University South Korea, and Faculty of Engineering – Udayana University, Indonesia. The presentation is entitled ‘Improving critical infrastructure performance through advanced engineering and innovation’.

Participants of the conference

August 2017 – BuGIS Researchers to Attend Science Journalism Workshop

As part of researcher capacity building, two BuGIS researchers, Dr. Jati Hatmoko and Dr. Ferry Hermawan attended Science Journalism Workshop held by British Councils and AJI (Aliansi Jurnalis Indonesia) at Institute Teknologi Surabaya (ITS) on 12-13 August 2017. BuGIS was selected as one of five research projects funded by Newton fund to join this workshop. This workshop was intended to encourage researchers to communicate their research to wider audience through popular media, so that they can have more impact to society and influence policy makers. For this purpose, the researchers were introduced to journalists from about 25 various medias who also participated in this workshop. At the final session of the workshop, Jati and Ferry had an opportunity to explain the BuGIS research to the journalists in separate five interview sessions.

Interview session with journalists Interview session with journalists

19 July 2017 – Graduation

Dr Ferry Hermawan is graduating his PhD from Coventry University. His research is entitled “A strategic approach to enhancing sustainable practices in public building projects: a case study of Indonesian local authorities”.

The graduand, Dr Ferry Hermawan, with Dr Robby Soetanto

12 April 2017 (am) – Seminar

A seminar entitled ‘Disaster Management in Urban Areas’ was organised at the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, and chaired by Dr Jati Hatmoko. Dr Lee Bosher (Loughborough University) presentation was entitled “The role of people and nature in urban flood risk management”. The other presentations were given by Dr Nuraini Rahma Hanifa (National Centre for Earthquake Studies, Ministry of Public Work and Housing) and Dr Suharyanto (Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro). Dr Hanifa presented “Earthquake disaster resilience in Indonesia”, whereas Dr Suharyanto’s “Flood forecasting and warning system as climate change adaptation measures through flood risk preparedness”.  The seminar is open to academic community and public in Semarang.

Speakers and Chair of the seminar

Dr Lee Bosher presenting Speakers receiving token of appreciation following their presentation

10 April 2017 – Launch meeting

Academic kick-off meeting was attended by all members of academic team and three research assistants from Universitas Diponegoro. The meeting was symbolically started by the exchange of collaboration agreement between Universitas Diponegoro and Loughborough University.

Exchange of collaboration agreement by Dr Jati Hatmoko and Dr Robby Soetanto

5 April 2017 – Award Ceremony

Dr. Jati Utomo Dwi Hatmoko (Universitas Diponegoro) formally receives Newton Institutional Links/KLN-INSINAS 1 grant from Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education in an awarding ceremony in Jakarta. The ceremony is part of the first Anniversary of Newton Institutional Links/KLN-INSINAS, UK – Indonesia Science Technology Fund.

Dr Hatmoko presenting BuGIS project

Indonesian Grant Recipients of the first round of Newton Institutional Links/KLN-INSINAS

Dr Hatmoko receiving certificate of Newton Institutional Links/KLN-INSINAS The certificate

The Indonesia’s Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Mohamad Nasir, and British Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Moazzam Malik