|UII Hosts International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012|
In attempting to boost research in higher education institutions, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning UII hosted the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) on July 10-12, 2012, at M.Nasir building UII main campus.
The conference upholding a theme 'livable cities in the fast-growing countries', is annual two-year scientific conference aiming at nurturing, understanding and appreciating built environment.
Many of professionals and academicians from various countries attended this conference including University of Melbourne Australia, Springer USA, University of Hawaii at Manoa USA, Near East University TRNC, Kyoto University Japan, Hokkaido University Japan, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University Turkey, and Werder Roofing System Germany.
UII Rector, Prof. Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec. in his opening speech expressed his fully support to the 2nd ICSBE. UII has been organizing both national and international conferences to provide a space to practitioners, researchers, and academician to present their thought, research, and ideas. Besides, some selected papers will have chance to be published in Springer's Environmental Sciences Journal Earths.
Meanwhile, Dean of FTSP, Prof. Ir. Moch. Teguh, MSCE PhD revealed that Ikatan Ahli Perencanaan (Indonesian Planning Experts Association) has issued 9 indicators, such as zoning, environmental, transportation, health facilities, educational facilities, infrastructure, economy, security, and social conditions.
"From 2009 until 2011, Yogyakarta entered top ranks for the most livable cities in Indonesia, besides Jakarta was ranked the 13th." As said by Prof. Teguh
In addition, UII has initiated academic and educational collaboration agreement with the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Istanbul-Turkey. The MoU handover ceremony was conducted by UII Rector, Prof.Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec along with Prof. Atara. Dr. Ibrahim Numan. The proposed mechanism of collaboration comprises scientific research collaboration, dual degree programs, and student exchange.