USAID SHERA WITH FOUR STATE HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDONESIA, ASSOCIATE SMART CITY 2018 PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP AND MONEV IN UDAYANA UNIVERSITY
Denpasar - Udayana University hosted the "Management Workshop on the SMART CITY 2018 Partnership and Monev". The activity lasted for two Thursday (08/23/2018) at Swiss-Belhotel Watu Jimbar and Friday (08/24/2018) at Udayana University Bukit Jimbaran Campus. This activity was a follow-up to the USAID SHERA project carried out by the University of Indonesia with four state universities, namely Udayana University, Padjajaran University, Diponegoro University, and Sriwijaya University. USAID SHERA.
SMART CITY (Scientific Modeling, Application, Research and Training for City-centered Innovation and Technology) is a program initiated by DRPM UI in combining scientific modeling, application, research and training for innovation and technology on an urban scale. This program is managed by the Research Collaboration Committee which gets funding from the United States Agency for International Development of Sustainable Higher Education Research Alliances (USAID SHERA) for a period of four years, namely 2017-2021.
The event which was attended by all Chairmen of LPPM or DPRM, each research cluster, and research management from the University of Indonesia, Udayana University, Padjajaran University, Diponegoro University, and Sriwijaya University was aimed at compiling POB research, monitoring and conducting research, and coordinating policies, systems, and research management.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng in his remarks expressed his appreciation to the University of Indonesia as a leader in the SMART CITY project. The Vice Chancellor hopes that through this project it can accelerate Unud to transform as an international research university and benefit researchers, institutions and society.
In the workshop SMART CITY Partnership Manager, Ahmad Gamal, S.Ars., M.Sc., MUP, Ph.D explained the forms and obligations in collaboration with partners in the USAID SHERA project and funding schemes for SMART CITY researchers which can be followed by partners. Each representative of LPPM / DRPMI also had the opportunity to present the business process that is valid at the University in general. On the second day the workshop gathered various aspirations, suggestions and input from all participants, including related research that could be synergized with the SMART CITY program such as a partner cluster research project that could be combined. (HM)