Observing the developing tourism industry, LPPM UB has found a potential contribution. In addition to the interests of East Java tourism, this program is also intended as a working map for the academic community in implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.
According to the Head of Community Service KKJF, LPPM-UB, Dr. Ir. Susinggih Wijana, MS., this program has a dual function.
“Apart from the community, it is also for the benefit of the academic community itself,” he said.
This program was encouraged to illuminate the cultural arts in East Java tourism.
“In East Java, the nuances of art and culture in the tourism industry are not very pronounced. It is different from Bali and Yogyakarta where the atmosphere of art and culture in tourism is very noticeable. We want UB to encourage things like that to happen in the tourism industry in East Java,” he hoped.
To encourage the achievement of these goals, LPPM-UB Community Service Unit formed a joint cross-faculty team to start thinking about it. Dr. Hipolitus Kristoforus Kewuel from the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) was appointed as the team leader with members of Rommy Setiawan, M.Sn., Manggala Ismanto, M.A., Nindyo Budi Kumoro, M.A., and Franciscus Apriwan, M.A. The team members from the Faculty of Social and Political Science are Danny S. Sutopo, M.Si., and from the Tourism Program is A. Faidlal S.Par, M.Sc.
“The target of this teamwork in 2020 is to prepare a directory book that contains a map of the potential for cultural arts that can be developed in the future to support the tourism industry in East Java. This directory becomes a kind of work map for the fields of humanities in the realization of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education for lecturers and students,” said Dr. Hipolitus. [DTS]