Udayana University Conducts Public Lectures with Japanese Energy Ambassadors in Indonesia

The Smart City Research Center of Udayana University held a Public Lecture with Japanese Embassy in Indonesia in energy sector, Monday (15/04/2019). The activity was held in Ruang Bangsa, Rectorate Building of Udayana University, Jimbaran. The Public Lecture which was attended by students and lecturers of Udayana University brought up the theme "Diplomatic Relations and Cooperations Between Indonesia and Japan in the Area of ​​Energy and Natural Resources."

Chair of Udayana University's Smart City Research Center, Dr. Eng. Ni Nyoman Pujiastuti, ST. MT. M.Eng. said that in addition to strengthening diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Japan, this public lecture was also motivated by energy conditions in Indonesia which are running low. "Energy in Indonesia is dwindling while its energy needs are increasing so we invite Mr. "Nakayama, an energy expert from Japan to provide insight to lecturers and students at Udayana University," he said.

Deputy Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng added that in addition to providing an understanding of renewable energy, this public lecture is also one form of support for the Bali Governor's policy that will launch Bali as a Clean Tourism Industry. "We as academic institutions will support the policy of the Governor of Bali which will launch Bali as a Clean Tourism Industry through academic studies to launch the process of transferring energy from fossil energy to renewable energy," he said.

The energy problem is not only an Indonesian problem, but an international problem. Therefore, it is hoped that through this public lecture it will be able to provide another perspective on energy both in terms of understanding energy, energy development, energy security, and renewable energy. In addition, internationalization in the field of engineering for students and lecturers of Udayana University can be improved. (yun)