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UI and University of Dar Es Salaam Develop Sustainable Energy and Mineral Resources

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Universitas Indonesia (UI) welcomed a delegation from the Embassy of Tanzania on Tuesday (4/6), in Meeting Room A, UI Administration Center Building. The visit aimed to open opportunities for collaboration between UI and the University of Dar Es Salaam-the oldest and leading public university in Tanzania. This collaboration is expected to make a significant contribution to both universities, as well as to the development of science at the global level.

In this partnership, UI and the University of Dar Es Salaam will develop joint projects in the form of student exchanges and research-innovation activities that have a positive impact on the wider community. Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, Macocha Moshe Tembele, offered collaboration, particularly the development of innovation and joint research in the field of energy and mineral resources to achieve local industrialization.

UI Secretary, Dr. Agustin Kusumayati, M.Sc., Ph.D, responded positively to the cooperation offered by the Tanzanian Embassy. She said the collaboration is in line with UI’s mission. Currently, UI is concentrating on environmental conservation efforts through education and service programs, as well as creating innovations to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, research in the field of energy and mineral resources is considered important, especially in the sustainable use of natural resources.

“Research in the energy and mineral sector is important in efforts to manage sustainable energy resources. This collaboration is possible because UI has a Metallurgical Engineering Study Program that focuses on the ability to determine and engineer, as well as process and control the properties of metal and non-metal materials. UI also has a Geology Study Program that examines natural resource and environmental management issues and earth disasters by applying technology according to professional ethics at the national and international levels,” he said.

With this collaboration, UI also expanded its cooperation with several universities in Tanzania. Previously, a lecturer from Ardhi University, Dr. Lukuba N. Sweya, attended “The 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium” held by UI’s Disaster Risk Reduction Center (DRRC) Unit. Two students from the Ministry of Finance and Planning also attended the short course “FEB UI-University of Oxford Summer Program: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis”.

In 2021, four students each from the University of Dar Es Salaam, The University of Dodoma, Mzumbe University, and The Saint Augustine University of Tanzania, participated in educational programs at UI through the BIPA / LBI / FIB program, and 1 student through the Developing Country Partnership (KNB) program at FKM UI.

Not only that, three University of Dar Es Salaam students received UI GREAT scholarships for Degree Programs at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Faculty of Public Health (FKM) UI. The UI GREAT program is a scholarship for foreign students who want to study on the UI campus, especially degree programs. Until 2024, there are 14 students from Tanzania participating in the program.

With this expansion of collaboration, UI hopes to strengthen academic and research relations between the two institutions to encourage the advancement of science that has an impact on the global community. Also present were representatives from UI and the Tanzanian Embassy, namely the Head of the UI International Affairs Office, drg. Baiduri Widanarko, M.KKK, Ph.D; Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, Macocha Moshe Tembele; and Assistant to the Ambassador, Chitta Santoso.

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