The 7th ASEAN Student Leaders Forum (ASLF) and 3rd ASEAN University Network – Student Affairs Network (AUN-SAN) Meeting 2019 events were officially closed on Thursday (02/14) at the PKKH UGM Building. The events organized by the Office of International Affairs and the UGM Student Creativity Sub-directorate raised the theme “ASEAN Way in the Era of Disruption: The Role of the University and the Student Leaders in Preparing to Excel the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Counting 66 students and 25 lecturers from 24 universities in various ASEAN countries participated in this events.
The 7th ASEAN Student Leaders Forum (ASLF) and 3rd ASEAN University Network – Student Affairs Network (AUN-SAN) meeting 2019 was officially opened on Tuesday (12/02) at the UGM Senate Hall. This prestigious event held every year aims to encourage and empower student leadership skills through discussion of actual issues relevant to the form of cooperation within the ASEAN countries. This year, the theme raised was “ASEAN Way in the Era of Disruption: “The Role of the University and Student Leaders in Preparing to Excel the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.In his remarks at the opening ceremony (12/02), the Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., expressed his feeling of happiness and thanks to 93 participants who were present. The participants consisted of 2 AUN Secretariat, 25 lecturers, and 66 students from 9 ASEAN countries. He also said that ASEAN is currently facing the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which is closely related to Internet of Things (IoT) technology, big data, cloud computing, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). All forms of technology are not only useful, but also provide challenges. “The question is how the strategies of ASEAN countries face the 4.0 Industrial Revolution so that they are not becoming the victims of this era. We hope for fresh ideas from the future leaders of ASEAN who participated in this event, “Panut Mulyono said.
UGM Nature Lovers Student Team (Mapagama) conducted UGM Research Expedition II to Piliana Village, Maluku. A total of 13 members of Mapagama with various disciplines undertook the expedition. The expedition, which lasted for approximately one month, brought the theme “Binaiya in Tradition and Modernization”. Alamsyah Prabayu, Chairman of Mapagama who is also the coordinator of the expedition, said that the theme was chosen because they see Piliana Village has a society that still maintains tradition, but does not reject the times.