Australian Minister of Environment and Water Gives Public Lecture at Udayana University

Jimbaran - Minister of Environment and Water, Australia, Ms. Hon Tanya Plibersek, on the sidelines of his visit to Bali took the time to make a visit to Udayana University (Unud), Thursday (1/9/2022). The arrival of Hon Tanya Plibersek was welcomed by the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation, and Information, Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes., with his staff.

This visit is a series of visits by the Minister of Environment and Water in the G20 activities that took place in Nusa Dua, Plibersek during his visit to Udayana University also gave a public lecture on topics related to environmental issues which was held at the Unud Library Building.

Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation, and Information Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes., admitted that he was proud to be visited by the Australian Minister of Environment and Water. Even though he was busy in the context of G20 activities, he still took the time to come to Unud. This visit is in order to strengthen cooperation between Unud and Australia. So far, the collaboration between Unud and Australia has been running and organized by the Unud Language Center through the AussieCorner program, so that through the Aussie Corner it is hoped that Unud students can get to know more about Australian culture.

"This visit takes the topic of the environment. Because it is in accordance with his capacity as Minister of the Environment and Water. In addition, environmental activities and environmental policies in Australia are expected to provide insight for Unud students. Therefore, students who are presented are in accordance with the topic environmental and water courses," he said.

The Australian Minister of Environment and Water had the impression that he had the opportunity to give a public lecture and meet Udayana University students. They are very happy and take the time to talk with students, and at the same time give appreciation, and hope to have the opportunity to meet again with Udayana University students.

So far, said Gede Adiatmika, the cooperation that has been carried out with Australia within the scope of the Tri Dharma of higher education includes student exchange activities, lecturer exchanges, and lecturers studying in Australia, as well as Australian lecturers who teach at Unud. In the future, he hopes that this collaboration can continue to be strengthened, so that more activities can be carried out and collaborated.

When viewed from Unud lecturers who are studying, many continue their education at universities in Australia. In addition, there are also many students who study through existing programs in Indonesia. Meanwhile, the concrete program from the Australian government at Unud is implemented through the AussieCorner program. "In this Aussie Corner, where we show cooperation through various activities such as exhibitions, introductions, activities from Australian government programs," he said.

Meanwhile, the Head of UPT Language Unud, Sang Ayu Isnu Maharani, said that the Aussie Corner was an extension of the Australian Embassy and also the Australian Consul General who collaborated with Unud starting in 2014. Most of Unud's lecturers have also studied at a number of universities in Indonesia. Australia. "In this Aussie Corner, it is the duty to disseminate information regarding cooperation, whether it be scholarships, student and lecturer exchanges, and other programs," he said.