Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation, and Alumni, the Faculty of Geography, Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizabon, M.T., M.Sc. together with delegation from Faculty of Social Science and Politics UGM led by Dr. Nanang Indra Kurniawan, colleagues from Universitas Bangka Belitung (UBB), Politeknik Negeri Pontianak (POLNEP), and Universitas Nusa Cendana (Kupang) have visited Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on the 13-16 June 2022.
Figure 1: The presentation from the Faculty of Geography UGM by Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, M.T, M.Sc.
Introduction and Review of the Research Program 2022 was the topics of the first day meeting (13 June) in NTNU Dragvold Campus (Trondheim). This meeting was initiated to introduce the scope of work that has been done by each university partners. The Citizen Resource Education (CitRes-Edu) has been initiated since 2019, and allocated nearly four (4) Master Program and one (1) PhD candidates from the Faculty of Geography UGM to conduct exchange program to NTNU until 2024. Aside from the exchange program, the meeting is intended to identify relevant topic to be elaborated further among institutions.
Figure 2: Presentation from Faculty of Social Science and Politics UGM by Dr. Nanang Indra Kurniawan
Figure 3: Presentation from Faculty of Social and Education Sciences NTNU by Prof Ståle Angen Rye
CitRes-Edu started at 2019, and the main activity is student mobility among both partners, to create higher quality of students. After conducting the mobility program involving students from all parties, the research program is expanded to support research collaboration called Sustain Program. There are four thematic pillars:
- Mining and Community Involvement in Sustainable Transition at Local Level
- Palm oil plantation, forestry, and land management
- Marine Resources in Sustainable Regional Development
- Urban resources governance and sustainable living
On the day 2 (14 June) the delegation follow the fieldwork agenda and visit Sea Salmon Farming in Stokkoya. Since the meeting is actually to identify the potential resource management and resource governance, the NTNU provided an excursion as an example how prior sector in Norway has been treated nowadays. The agenda is aim to introduce the salmon farming as prominent aquaculture sector for Norway. The main idea is to identify the concept of environmentally friendly practice for the sector. The fieldwork took place at Stokkoya, an island at the outskirt of Trondheim Norway. The production is a combine method with global party to use the bone waste of the salmon as a fertilizer for any flower plantation at Belgium.
The next day (Day 3, 15 June) the team conducted another field visit to windmill in Stokkoya. Adding to the enormous effort to maintain effective natural resource, some of the local initiated windmill program. The agenda is aim to introduce how local community make use the technology and resource to come up with windmill project – a local electricity generator. The availability of electricity is possible for the household to get support from the project. The second half day is a mini workshop for all the participant to present their work at home institution.
Figure 4: Prof Ståle Angen Rye led the mini workshop for student and Sustain Program
Day 4 and 5 (16 & 17 June) agenda to continue the mini workshop for students and to dicsuss the newest research collaboration called Sustain Program. The students from CitRes-Edu sharing their ideas about how to lives in Indonesia and or Norway during their exchange program. The research from each party also shared at the afternoon session.
Figure 5: One of the researcher from NTNU present about the Sustain Program
The agenda mostly discuss the administrative work on report and evaluation of the program to the Norhed. The international office of NTNU presents summary of the 13 programs funded by Norhed. The result of the board meeting of Citres Edu 2022 was indicating that the program has been leveraged to research program called Sustain. The Sustain Program comprises from multi university partners, such as UGM, Universitas Bangka Belitung, Politeknik Negeri Pontianak, and Universitas Nusa Cendana – Kupang, and NTNU.
Pictures by: Dyah R. Hizbaron