Rector Departs 49 Students of MBKM Semeru

The Rector and staff release the departure of 49 Students of MBKM Semeru

Rector of Universitas Brawjaya (UB), Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS released the departure of 49 students of Independent Learning Independent Campus (MBKM) Semeru participants, Friday (21/01/2022), in front of Rectorate Building.

MBKM Semeru activity is a form of UB dedication to the community affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru, by fostering and assisting the community in recovering post-disaster conditions.

“This activity has enormous benefits for the affected communities, as well as an extraordinary experience for students who helped. I hope that through MBKM Semeru, we can build academic intelligence and human intelligence for UB students,” said the Rector.

The Rector advised the participants to help each other, do everything sincerely, and follow the MBKM rules that have been set. He also advised the supervisor team to monitor MBKM activities so that it were carried out properly.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Sujarwo, S.P., M.P said that actually more than 49 students were motivated to take part in this activity. However, departures are divided into four waves, namely January for the first wave, while the second, third, and fourth waves will depart in April, July, and October 2022.

Students will stay in Semeru for 2.5 months, namely January 21 to April 30, 2022. Before departure, the participants have been briefed by a team of UB experts related to disaster mitigation, mapping the impact of disasters and the potential for regional development, trauma healing and children’s education. , maternal and child health and community, Town and School Watching for Hazard Mitigation, economic and environmental recovery, and Information Technology.

“Students are expected to be aware of the potential risks that exist in the location, and hopefully have sufficient knowledge so that they can carry out their activities well,” explained Sujarwo.


In this activity, the team of MBKM Semeru collaborated with Lumajang district government, the Village and Community Empowerment Service Lumajang, the Agriculture Service, and private parties such as Geospatial Information Agency, and the Environmental System Research Institute.

The expected outputs include databases and maps of areas affected by the eruption, social and physiological support, recorded clinical management information systems, and formulation of potential regional developments.

“Hopefully with this collaboration, we can implement the pentahelix collaboration. Reminding that our activities have a fairly good expected output, hopefully it can be realized, especially in mitigating disaster-prone areas,” concluded Sujarwo. [Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]