THE SEVENTH HOKKAIDO INDONESIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCIENTIFIC MEETING
Sapporo, February 7, 2009
A great economic growth achievement has been made by Japan within short period of time. In 1953, Japan received the first loan from the World Bank to develop its own country after having been devastated during the Second World War. Just thirty eight years later, in the year 1991, Japan, through Japan’s ODA (Official Development Assistance), became one of the world’s top fund donators. Three key success factors of Japan’s fast economic growth are technology acquisition, productivity enhancement, and human resources development. In comparison to Japan’s economic growth, it is obvious that the economic growth of our beloved country, Indonesia, is rather “slow” and often unstable. Despite possessing a huge amount of natural resources, in order to speed up the economic growth of one country, human resources is the most essential factor and controls the other two factors. Skilled and qualified human resources can create and develop technologies, establish and live up to competitive work culture, and optimize natural resources.
Currently about 50 Indonesian students are studying at a number of universities in Hokkaido, who are spread in Sapporo, Tomakomai, Kushiro, Muroran and Hakodate. Concerning Indonesia’s human resource development, Indonesia Student Association in Hokkaido (PPI Hokkaido) establishes a mission to support the Indonesian students who are studying in excellent universities in Hokkaido, Japan. Simultaneously, PPI Hokkaido encourages Indonesian students to give real contribution and get involved actively in Indonesia’s development. In addition PPI Hokkaido annually holds a scientific meeting among Indonesian students in Hokkaido in order to increase the ability on problem-solving by gaining various knowledge from various field of studies, and to formulate an integrated approach from these various field of studies to offer an innovative solution for Indonesia’s development. In this scientific meeting, all participants, who are mostly young researchers, will exchange their ideas and research experiences to achieve the purposes.
The First Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting was held in November 2001 coinciding with the annual Sapporo’s snow festival. The coming scientific meeting, the Seventh Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting, will be a special event in which all participants will be required not only to share their ongoing researches and their research plan for master degree students, but also to present and offer an implementation method from their researches to resolve the current problems occurring in Indonesia. This special requirement is expected to highlight a real contribution of Indonesian student in Hokkaido to the development of science and technology in Indonesia and promote better solution for Indonesia’s development.
In this scientific meeting, outstanding professionals will be invited to share their expertise in the Keynote Lectures activity. Following this activity is the Discussion Panel activity where Indonesian students will present their researches, which are expected about 20 to 30 research subjects.
2. Name of Program and Theme
Name: The Seventh Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting
Theme: Integrated Knowledge for Indonesia Development
· To enhance the development of science and technology in Indonesia
· To contribute innovative solutions needed for Indonesia’s development.
· To practice and increase the problem solving capability
· To exchange the knowledge and scientific information among Indonesian students.
· To strengthen friendship and networking among Indonesian students who are studying in several universities in Hokkaido.
1. Prof. Edison Munaf
(Education Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia – Tokyo)
2. Dr. Tetra Yanuariadi
(Department of Forestry of Republic Indonesia, International Trade Timber Organization)
3. Kiyotaka Takeda
(Researcher from Hokkaido Gas, Co.Ltd.)
Research paper presentation will be carried out by Indonesian students in panel system. The number of presented paper is expected to be 14 to 16 papers.
Poster presentation session is available for Indonesian students who are willing to present their study in poster medium.
Scientific sessions are divided into four topics
1. Session 1: Environmental Management
2. Session 2: Natural Resources and Earth Sciences
3. Session 3: Law, Social and Economic
4. Session 4: Engineering and Information System
5. Venue and Time Schedule
Venue: Auditorium 2nd Floor Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Date: February 7, 2009
Time: 09.00 – 17.00 (Local time)
All members of Indonesian Student Association in Hokkaido are eligible to actively participate in this program. Furthermore, those of students and researchers who are not member are encouraged to join this scientific meeting either as participants or observers.