Posted in 9 August 2018, by Mic, kategori News, Urban & Regional Planning

kanan-kiri: Dr. Surjono (FT), Dr. Christia Meidiana (FT), Dr. Irnia Nurika (FTP), Dr. Erryana Martati (FTP), dan Dr. Adipandang Yudono (FT)

The good news has just been received by Universitas Brawijaya (UB) on August 7, 2018. The collaboration program between universities, between fields of science from various countries (England, Greece, Bangladesh and Vietnam) in the development of “Humanitarian Engineering” curriculum, with the proposed name of Enabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community-based Engineering (ENHANCE) activities, was declared accepted in the Erasmus Mundus program.

Humanitarian Engineering is a new field of science that focuses on research and design to directly improve the welfare of the poor, marginalized, or underserved, who often lack the means to overcome urgent problems.

In the next three years (2019-2022), UB will collaborate with 2 Indonesian Universities (ITB and UGM) and also join a team of overseas universities (University of Warwick (UK) as a team leader, Technologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Athinas (Greece), University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, as well as two universities from Vietnam Ho Chi Minh University of Transport and Back Truong Dai Hoc Khoa-Đại học Quốc gia TP. Ho Chi Minh) compiling a university curriculum with the theme of Humanitarian Engineering in an effort to support United Nations (UN) agenda to realize the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).

University of Warwick is a Pioneer in introducing and developing the field of Humanitarian Engineering to give confidence to selected universities in the Erasmus Mundus team to realize directly in the form of higher education curricula, in order to create university graduates who are global-minded and support the current UN agenda.

Three PWK lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering Universitas Brawijaya were involved in curriculum development. Dr. Surjono MTP, Dr. Christia Meidiana, and Dr. Adipandang Yudono together with Dr. Irnia Nurika and Dr. Erryana Martati from FTP in the future will conduct collaborations, comparative studies, seminars, and workshops on preparing a curriculum for Humanitarian Engineering to team member countries and attend an international conference with the theme of curriculum development, namely The 21st International Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (ICHEP) in September 2019 .

“Hopefully the involvement of UB in this activity will increase the electability of UB in the national and international arena, especially in the development of new science, namely Humanitarian Engineering,” Surjono hoped.

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