SENASTEK 2021 LPPM Unud: "Innovative, Creative, and Collaborative Research for Sustainable Superior Development"

Denpasar - In order to encourage the dissemination and downstreaming of research and service results, the Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) of Udayana University held the 2021 National Seminar on Science and Technology (SENASTEK) virtually, Wednesday-Friday (24-26/11/2021). This annual academic agenda is the eighth time that the first was held in 2014 to bring together researchers and servant from Udayana University and universities in Indonesia. Through this activity, it is hoped that an academic forum will be created for researchers and devotees in Indonesia to share information and knowledge, thereby encouraging the development of science and technology.

SENASTEK 2021 was opened by the Rector of Unud, presenting 6 keynote speakers who are experts and experts in the fields of science and technology. The keynote speakers who attended were the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP with an explanation of the cycle of human and cultural development, Assistant Deputy for Agro, Pharmacy, and Tourism, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Dida Gardera, ST., M.Sc with material on collaboration strategies between universities and the business and industrial world, Juniarti Dwi Lestari, M.Pd from the Directorate of Resources of the Directorate General of Higher Education with material on higher education research policies, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. I Gede Rai Maya Temaja with material on the implementation of research and service policies at Unud, Dr. Eng Martiwi Diah Setiawati from the BRIN Oceanographic Research Center with material on overcoming the threat of climate change through open data access and multidisciplinary research, and Nawi NG Professor of Global Health University of Gothenburg, Sweden with material on alleviating poverty through prevention of non-communicable diseases in era of sustainable development.

Meanwhile, on the second and third days, parallel sessions were held to present the results of research and service that had passed the selection. The activity with the theme of Innovative, Creative, and Collaborative Research for Sustainable Superior Development discusses 4 areas of research and service, including (1) tourism, economics, and socio-culture; (2) food, energy, and environmental security; (3) health and medicine; and (4) infrastructure, transportation, materials, and information technology.

Rector of Unud, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng,. IPU said that this activity is not just to socialize the results of research and service among researchers. However, it is also expected to provide opportunities for collaboration with the business and industrial world, thereby encouraging the downstreaming of research results so that the benefits of research and service can be felt by the community. Research and service will be valuable if they are able to have an impact on society.

Head of LPPM Unud, Prof. Dr. dr. I Nyoman Suarsana, M.Si said that innovative research should be carried out with synergy between government institutions, universities, and industry. Thus, the results of research and service from universities do not stop at publications and patents alone. However, it also encourages researchers and devotees to produce industrial prototypes and innovation products. He hopes that researchers and service providers in addition to producing publications and patents, of course also produce industrial prototypes and innovation products for the community.

Chairperson of the 2021 SENASTEK Committee, Ni Made Ary Esta Dewi Wirastuti, ST., M.Sc. Ph.D, said that there were 1,304 papers consisting of 1,053 research papers and 251 service papers that would be disseminated. This research paper has been through a selection process from reviewers. The hope is that the dissemination of research and service results can formulate development strategies from various sectors that have a direct impact on the community.