FK UB Lecturers and Students Study Technology and Environment in Miyazaki

11 Lecturers and Students of FK UB at the University of Miyazaki

Busyness is not a barrier to increase knowledge. This was demonstrated by 11 people from the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya who had just completed the Sakura Science Exchange Program at the University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan.

For ten days, program participants consisting of lecturers and students had the opportunity to take part in various programs from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). This activity, according to dr. Holipah, Ph.D as the head of the program, is to gain direct experience related to scientific and technological advances in Japan. Holipah herself is an alumni of the University of Miyazaki who is now teaching at FK UB.

Participants consisting of dr. Holipah, PhD, dr. Aurick Yudha Sp.EM, dr. Dearisa Surya, Sp.KJ, dr. Dicky Faisal Sp. And, Dr. dr. Dian Nugrahaeni, Adam Fauzi, Andi Indri Nurul, Afyfah Kiysa (S2 Biomedical and Doctor Profession) dr. Sabrina Aulia (S2 MMRS) and Kurnia widiyaningrum (Ph. of Medicine) were welcomed directly by Professor Yoshiki Kuroda. He is a professor in the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki.

“We have intensive communication with Prof. Kuroda to explore the possibility of an exchange program. Prof. Kuroda applied to JST (Japan Science Technology) and a Japanese selection process was carried out by JST and finally was chosen between UoM and UB,” he explained.

While in Miyazaki, according to Sabrina, UB FK team directly conducted animal experiments in the laboratory of the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki. “During the experiment, Professor Yoshiki Kuroda also accompanied him directly and explained in detail the research methods being carried out. The research carried out was related to mineral oil and the samples obtained were observed using the flowcytometry method,” he explained.

In addition, he added, UB FK team also visited Eco Clean Plaza Miyazaki to find out how to treat waste in Miyazaki. “Here we see the discipline of the Japanese people in sorting waste, it turns out that it has a special purpose so that it can be easily processed in this place. The waste is divided and processed with various advanced technologies very efficiently. From the waste that is burned, the heat produced can be used as a source of electricity to be distributed to the surrounding areas,” he added. Not only that, the University of Miyazaki also invited UB Medical Faculty team to get to know Japanese culture by visiting the Oyodogawa River Learning Center.

From this activity, Holipah hopes to inspire UB students to continue learning. “During 10 days, there were many valuable experiences and lessons that could be an inspiration for each team member. One of them is being an inspiration for students to continue their education at the University of Miyazaki, “concluded the lecturer who is currently initiating research grant collaboration. (vQ/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)