UB Receives 53 International Summer Course Students

Universitas Brawijaya (UB) accepted 53 International Summer Course students, Monday (14/08/2023). This activity is a collaboration initiative between UB, Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB), and Wageningen University, Netherlands.

With the theme “Smart Farming System”, this activity involved three related faculties, namely Agriculture, Agricultural Technology, and Animal Husbandry.

Chief Executive Muhammad Akhid Syib’li, S.P., MP, Ph.D said that this activity accommodates students who have an interest in agricultural systems in tropical countries.

For five days, the students were given material from sources from the three universities, as well as field trips to dairy farms in Ngantang and Pujon areas.

“This experience will enrich their scientific point of view, as well as add cultural insight,” said Syib’li.

The 53 participants came from various tertiary institutions, namely Putra Malaysia University (5 people), International Islamic University Malaysia (8 people), Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry Vietnam (4 people), Universiti Malaysia Trengganu (2 people), USA ( 1 person), IPB (3 people), and UB (30 people).

Some of the topics and activities carried out include Precision Farming, Interdisciplinarity, and Smart-in-Ag; visiting the greenhouse of the Faculty of Agriculture, Social network analysis and the adoption of smart farming applications, Machine Learning and Smart Farming Application for Dairy, Smart Farming : Application for Mariculture, Sensing technology and AI in Agriculture, Economics of smart farming: partial budgeting, simulations models and efficiency.

The presenters involved included, Dr. Mariska vd Voort (WUR), Prof. Iskandar Siregar (IPB), Prof. Cahyo Prayogo (UB), Dr. Awang Maharijaya (UB), Dr. Sigit Wicaksono (UB), Dr. Spencer Moore (WUR), Eko Ruddy Cahyadi (IPB), Dr. Dikky Indrawan (UB), Prof. Bedir Tekinerdogan (WUR), Dr. Yeni Herdiyeni (IPB), and so on.

Syib’li hopes that there will be more and more international collaborative activities like this, so that they can provide new experiences for students, as well as increase networks in the global sphere. [Irene/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir]