UNS-UTM Collaboration

Following the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta Indonesia (UNS) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in September 2016, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and Urban and Regional Planning Program, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret have arranged a series of meeting to follow up the MoU. Incoming meeting will be hosted by UNS held in Surakarta on 15-18 July 2018, with the following main Agenda:

  • Discussion on joint publication
  • Discussion on research interests of the academic staff of respective universities
  • Discussion on joint organization of International Conference
  • In-depth discussion between Head of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UTM and Dean of Faculty of Engineering, UNS

During the discussion on joint publication, both parties prepared papers to be shared in the forum, and a panel, which consists of academic staff of UNS and UTM, will scrutinize the shared paper for improvement.

In this occasion, I will deliver a presentation on “how to get your paper published: UTM experience”. For this purpose I have prepared a 15-minute presentation.

I will also share a discussion on the preparation of Joint International Conference which will be held in Surakarta in 2019.

The workshop was officially opened by Dean of Faculty of Engineering Universitas Sebelas Maret, Associate Professor Sholihin As’ad. We successfully prepared 28 papers, which will be submitted to different modes of publication namely Q1 and Q2 Journals, Q3 and Q4 Journals, any Scopus-indexed Journals, Non-indexed Journals and Conference Proceedings.

Here are some photographs left in my mobile before the battery died disgracefully.

Workshop Participants (UNS and UTM Lecturers) with Dean of Faculty of Engineering UNS (Dr. Sholihin As’ad), and Director of Urban and Regional Planning Program, UTM (Dr. Hairul Nizam Ismail)


With Student Participants

The workshop plans also to publish a collaborative Book Chapters, which will be published by UNS Press. The tentative theme of the Book is Sustainable Urban Life. 

We have also done a pre-discussion on International Conference, and agreed to organized jointly this conference in October 2019.

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