To Strengthen the Reputation, UNNES Rector to Audience Education and Culture Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Singapore

Friday, 31 March 2017 | 4:55 WIB

To Strengthen the Reputation, UNNES Rector to Audience Education and Culture Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Singapore

After signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the Rector of Universitas Negeri Smarang (UNNES) Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman MHum and the Ambassador of Republic Indonesia in Singapore, I Gede Ngurah Swajaya on Thursday, March 30 at UNNES, Education and Culture Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Singapore did the audience with the rector of UNNES in UNNES campus, Gunungpati on Friday (31/3).

Attaché for Education and Culture of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, Prof. Dr. Ir Aisyah Endah Palupi MPd conveyed the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding. It includes the development of three main points of higher education and improving the quality of human resources, science, and technology. The implementation of those values will be bridged by Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.

The implemented activities could be overseas teaching internship of UNNES’s students in Singapore’s Indonesian School, internships, or even community service.

Teaching internship is very important to train students to apply their knowledge in the real situation, either teaching activities or non-teaching activities to become professional workers.

In addition, the Attaché of Indonesian Embassy also offered an opportunity for UNNES’s lectures to conduct Joint Research with University in Singapore.

UNNES’ Rector, Prof. Fathur Rokhman, explained that college should increase the capacity of human resources. In addition, college should make a good cooperation with other institutions for the sake of developing innovation and global competition.

UNNES competes with the other university in the world. This competition makes the conservation university has the same position with the other ones

Overseas teaching internship focuses on students in 10 international programs that has been initiated, which consequently will not make them have culture and language barriers. Hopefully, this expansion of international cooperation can enhance UNNES’ reputation.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Thailand Students to Join Sports Students Exchange in UNNES

Friday, 24 March 2017 | 4:10 WIB

Thailand Students to Join Sports Students Exchange in UNNES

14 students from Physical Education and Public Health department of 3 universities in Thailand are joining Sports Students Exchange (SSE) in Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES). This program will be held in 2 weeks starting from Monday (20/3).

These students are Kawin Bosuwan, Tanaphat Chueathai, Somrak Kanthasak, Kawinpat Achirasiraroj, and Apichaya Wisaphan Ku from Kasertsart University ; Yothakan Lret Jaroensawat, Thipaya Hoisakul, Kanwara Soisirikul and Disayapong Reeruck from Srinakharinwirot University; and Chutarat Thanchonnang, Khajohn Intisan, Dteesarak Srisonde, Kittiya Sodawat, and Arnon Viriyapattananukul from Masarakham University.

In joining SSE, The students will have a sit in program to the bilingual class of Sports Teaching Department of UNNES and the International class of Public Health Department. Besides, they will also attend FIK goes to public program and have city tours focusing of famous recreational objects in Semarang and Central Java.

Accompanied by Vice Rector of Planning and Cooperation of UNNES, Prof YL Sukestiyarno MS PhD, Dean of Faculty of Sports of UNNES Prof Dr Tandiyo Rahayu, and the Head of International Office UNNES, Intan Permata Hapsari SPd MPd, they were warmly welcomed by the Rector of UNNES, Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman in the rector room of Sekaran Campus, Gunungpati, Friday (24/3).

In his welcoming speech, Prof Fathur Rokhman leave a message to the students to enjoy all of their programs starting from the sit in and going around the city.

The rector added that after they go back to Thailand, they should say to their friends that UNNES is one of the best universities in Indonesia.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Indonesian Language Department of UNNES to Cooperate with Two Universities from Netherlands

Friday, 3 March 2017 | 0:37 WIB

Indonesian Language Department of UNNES to Cooperate with Two Universities from Netherlands

Indonesian Language Department of Faculty of Language and Art of Universitas Negeri Semarang signed an agreement with Leiden University and Utrecht University, two leading universities in the Netherlands, on Friday (3/3). The signature was given by the Head of Indonesian Langguage Department, Dr Haryadi M.Pd, Wikker Jansen from Leiden University,  and RW Timmermans from Utrecht University.

The cooperation of the universities focuses on Teaching Indonesian Language for Foreigners (BIPA).

As countries with the long-term historical relationship, Indonesian and Dutch are closely related.  This relationship has made Indonesian language become one of the most popular languages in Netherland.

The Head of Indonesian Literature program, Uum Qomariyah SS MHum, said, Indonesian language is one of ten the most popular languages in the world. Indonesian language enthusiasts are increasing time to time. Indonesian language majors have also been opened in a number of countries.

Meanwhile, Vice Dean of Academic Field of Faculty fo Language and Arts, Prof Dr M Jazuli, hope that the cooperation in BIPA’s imlementation can trigger academic relations of citizens across the borders. He encouraged the students to build the widest possible academic range.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UiTM Students to Visit Visual Communication Design Department of UNNES

Thursday, 23 February 2017 | 4:08 WIB

UiTM Students to Visit Visual Communication Design Department of UNNES

Three students of Universiti Teknologi Malaya (UiTM) who join Internasional Internship in Suara Merdeka, Semarang, visited the Visual Communication Design Departmnent of Universitas Negeri Semarang, Tuesday (21/2). Those three students of Graphical Technique programs are Izzudin bin Sunar, Ikhwan bin Zari, and Amir Hamzah bin Muhamed. The students who were accompanied by the Operational Manager of Suara Merdeka, Adi Susanto PhD, were welcomed by the head of Internasional Office of Univeritas Negeri Semarang, Intan Permata Hapsari SPd, MPd.

Adi, the supervisor and the initiator of Internasional Internship program, explained that the program was aimed to prepare last year students to face the job field. Besides, they also experienced a comparative study in UNNES to show that Visual Communication Design Department in Indonesia is not inferior to the same department in Malaysia.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

FMIPA UNNES to Collaborate with Hiroshima University, Japan

Thursday, 9 February 2017 | 2:25 WIB

FMIPA UNNES to Collaborate with Hiroshima University, Japan

Despite of 2 degree celcius environment, the group of exchange students from FMIPA UNNES were still motivated to do sit in program in Hiroshima University. The international collaboration between both FMIPA UNNES and Hiroshima University is prioritized not only for sit in program for students, but also for visiting professor, joint collaboration research, and guest lecture. As the representative of International Office FMIPA, Dr. Niken Subekti mediated the deal between both parties in the agreement and signed the Meeting of Minute (MoM) and Letter of Understanding (LoU) at 9th February 2017 on 9.00 WIB. Prof. Takuya Baba, Dean of Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation ( IDEC) Hiroshima University, warmly welcomed the current partnership between Hiroshima University and FMIPA of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES). As the head of the group, Prof. Dr. Zaenuri as the Dean of FMIPA UNNES stated that he will support all lecturers and students of FMIPA who want to develop their career internationally.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Unisel Students Visit Engineering Faculty of UNNES

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 | 1:13 WIB

Unisel Students Visit Engineering Faculty of UNNES

Four students from University of Selangor (Unisel) and one from Islamic University of Selangor visited the Engineering Faculty of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) on Tuesday (17/1).

They are the members of Community Network (COMNET) of Unisel who came under the program of Kembara Mahasiswa Bitara. One of Unisel students, Muhammad Amin stated that one of their program’s purposes is to develop their network and widen their friendship.

Besides, they also wanted to share their ideas and do collective activitied with UNNES’ students in Sekaran.

They were welcomed by the Dean of Engineering Faculty, Dr Nur Qudus MT, Dean of Students’ Affair from the Engineering Faculty, Dr Wirawan Sumbodo, MT,  and the coordinator of Foreign Affairs, Intan Permatahapsari, S.Pd., M.Pd.

Dr Nur Qudus  stated that he supported this program as the way to develop and motivate the students from Engineering Faculty to study abroad.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Attending Joint Degree, Six UNNES Students Attend College in Japan

Friday, 11 November 2016 | 9:21 WIB

Attending Joint Degree, Six UNNES Students Attend College in Japan

Six students of Japanese Language Education, Semarang State University (UNNES) headed to Japan to attend college for two semesters at Seifu Institute of Information Technology, Osaka, Japan. They went there supported by a joint degree scheme.

Not only to study, they were also scheduled to practice teaching in junior and senior high schools in Osaka Seifu Group.

They departed on Tuesday (4/10), accompanied by lecturers Japanese Ai Sumirah Setiyawati.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Ten Darmasiswa Students to Study Batik and Bahasa in UNNES

Monday, 26 September 2016 | 8:45 WIB

Ten Darmasiswa Students to Study Batik and Bahasa in UNNES

Rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang recently welcomed 10 students of Darmasiswa Republik Indonesia Program. The students were Keisuke Yoshizaki (Japan), Daniela Ficova (Slovakia), Johanna Ernst (Germany), Ankita Chakraborty (India), Choi Jihye (South Korea), Lee Joeseb (South Korea), Tran Le Minh Thao (Vietnam), Randrianirina Linjo (Madagascar), Ramiandrarinirin A. Riantsoa (Madagascar), Tanjonirina Hasina Jhonny (Madagascar).

The coordinator of Darmasiswa program in UNNES, Yusro Edy Nugroho, reported that those ten students would be assisted by Indonesian buddies called “Sahabat Darmasiswa”. Meanwhile, rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang, Prof. Fathur Rokhman, stated that those students would study in UNNES for teh period of one year (2 semesters). They would learn Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian culture including batik, traditional dance, painting, karawitan, and keroncong singing. In UNNES, they will not only learn the theory of those materials but also directly experience the practice.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES Student Studies at Sichuan Normal University Chengdu, China

Sunday, 18 September 2016 | 16:32 WIB

UNNES Student Studies at Sichuan Normal University Chengdu, China

A student of Semarang State University (UNNES) conducts joint lectures degree at Sichuan Normal University Chengdu, China. She is Almira Agwinanda who studies Chinese Language Teaching of the Faculty of Languages and Arts. She will follow lectures in undergraduate classes during the second half semester and has departed on Friday, September 16, 2016. Besides joining lectures, she will also be performing Teaching Practice while introducing Indonesia to China.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

10 UNNES Students Teaching-Practice in Vietnam

Friday, 9 September 2016 | 14:15 WIB

10 UNNES Students Teaching-Practice in Vietnam

A total of 10 students of Semarang State University (UNNES) attend international teaching practice (PPL Among Nations) in Vietnam. They have been up in Hanoi since Wednesday (7/9) and ready to go to classes at four different schools.

The teaching practice is planned to last for two months. The students will teach in Nghia Tan Primary School, Pascal Secondary School, Primary School and Phu Thuong Nguyen Tat Thanh Junior and Senior High School.

Vice Rector of Planning and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Sukestiyarno PhD precipitated the students together along with the Chairman of Education and Profession Developer, Dr Abdurrahman MPd, as well as a representative from Dejavato Foundation, Sigit Raharjo.

During the teaching practice, the students are demanded to practice the theory of education and teaching that they have obtained during their study. In addition, they must also be able to conduct research and development, to adapt, and to serve the community.

According to Prof. Sukestiyarno, these three demands are a benchmark for the success of this international teaching practice program in harmony with the tri dharma college so as to create qualified students.

The ten students participating in the international teaching practice in Vietnam are Aan Priyanto (Physical Sciences Teaching), Fiki Kusuma Astuti (Chemistry Teaching), Avesenna Mauludi (Sports Teaching), Pramaishella Saraswati, Rimba Kusumawardani (Elementary School Teaching), Afifa Setya H., Nurseto Dwi N., Ristya Nur S. (Mathematics Teaching), Elsa S. Tarin (Sports Teaching), and M. Najibulloh Faozi (Counselling).

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES signed MoU with Waku Pro Science Project Hiroshima, Japan

Friday, 9 September 2016 | 14:10 WIB

UNNES signed MoU with Waku Pro Science Project Hiroshima, Japan

Semarang State University (UNNES) keeps striving on its purpose to become a world class conservation university. Rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang, Prof. Dr. Fathur Rokhman, M.Hum., signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a research institution based in Hiroshima Japan, Waku Pro Science Project Hiroshima, represented by its chairman, Profesor Hayashi Takehiro, Tuesday (30/8) in Kampus UNNES Sekaran Gunungpati Semarang.

The collaboration covers a number of programs including exchange of researchers, joint research, international publication, exchange of information, and exchange of research materials.

Waku Pro Science Project is a research center under a consortium of a number of universities in Hiroshima Perfecture, such as Hiroshima University, Hijiyama University, and Hiroshima Perfecture University which was established in 2003. The funding for the institution mainly comes from Mazda Corporation, an excellent automobile company in Japan.

In Japan, Waku Pro Science Project has been actively working on research-based community service. One of its featured programs which has been running for decades in Hiroshima University is “Professor Goes to School” in which the university, Mazda Corporation and the government of Hiroshima collaborate in facilitating professors in science to teach in the schools with special needs according to the data from the Education Agency of Hiroshima.

Professor Hayashi Takehiro stated that, he usually teach in at least 10 elementary and middle schools around Hiroshima in one academic year in which the teachers get involved in the process of teaching and learning which often followed by discussion on enhancing the quality of learning process and result (in-service-teacher-training). In 2015, the learning topic was the education of landslide mitigation which was integrated with science subject in elementary and middle schools. It was conducted in response to the landslide which hit Hiroshima in 2014 and caused no less than 70 casualties.

Rector of UNNES confirmed that the very first implementation of the MoU would be the “Overseas Academic Lecture” which would present Professor Hayashi Takehiro in a guest lecture before more than 150 students in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on Tuesday (30/8). It will be followed by inviting Waku Pro researchers from Japan as guest lecturers in UNNES for one year in 2017.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES to Strengthen Joint Research with USSH Vietnam

Friday, 9 September 2016 | 14:00 WIB

UNNES to Strengthen Joint Research with USSH Vietnam

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Semarang, and the Faculty of History, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, agreed to cooperate on the three values of higher education (education, research, and community service).

The agreement has been set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in USSH Campus, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday (28/7). The MoU was signed by the Dean of the Faculty of History USSH, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Dung, Ph.D. dan the Head of the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences UNNES, Dr. Hamdan Tri Atmaja, M.Pd.

As a part of Vietnam National University system in Ho Chi Minh, USSH has been established since 1955. Currently, USSH has 28 faculties, one of which is the Faculty of History. USSH also has Faculty of Oriental Studies which organizes the Department of Indonesian Studies.

A group of 18 lecturers and employees as the representatives from the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, UNNES was welcomed by the Vice Rector of USSA Nguyen Khac Canh. He expected that UNNES would become a strategic partner in building understanding across the South East Asian nations in response to the ASEAN Economic Community. In the introduction section, USSH’s representatives expressed their appreciation towards UNNES’ vision as a conservation university presented by Dr. YYFR Sunardjan.

After the MoU signing, both parties discussed the details of the cooperation which resulted on three main pints. Firstly, both parties agreed to strengthen their joint research in a form of comparative history between Indonesia and Vietnam. Secondly, both parties agreed to conduct visiting lecturers as an attempt to enhance human resource quality. Lastly, both parties agreed to enhance the quality of scientific publication, especially in making Paramita an internationally accredited journal.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

40 UNNES Students Field-Practice to Six Different Countries

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:49 WIB

40 UNNES Students Field-Practice to Six Different Countries

A total of 40 students of Semarang State University (UNNES) from various faculties will be doing International Field Experience Practice Program (PPL Among Nations).

All of the students will be going to five different countries: 2 students to Belgium, 2 students to France, 6 students to Taiwan, 10 students to Thailand, 10 students to Vietnam, and 10 students to Malaysia.

UNNES Rector Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman MHum expressed his appreciation for the PPL Among Nations program. “This program is a step forward in accordance with UNNES’ vision on conservation and international reputation,” said Rector.

Rector also noted, UNNES has been recognized internationally, proven by today’s release of students of PPL Among Nations to several institutions over the world.

“You are all ambassadors of Indonesia, specifically from UNNES, and have the responsibility to guard our country’s reputation in where you will be field-practicing. Most importantly you should not join in politics and just focus on studying,” Rector instructs the students.

Head of UNNES PPL Center Drs Bambang Priyono MPd conveys, students of PPL Among Nations have previously attended a series of training including the training to improve their English language skill. The students will perform varied PPL durations, some will spend 2 months, 6 months and 10 months.

Embarkation will begin on August 15 to Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan; on September 5 to Belgium; and on September 1 and November 1 to France.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Attended University President Forum, UNNES extended a Collaboration with UTM

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:27 WIB

Attended University President Forum, UNNES extended a Collaboration with UTM

A total of 59 universities from 18 countries gathered together in a cooperation forum in Malaysia, on 8-10 August 2016. In the event titled University President Forum (UPF), Semarang State University (UNNES) agreed to extend a collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

The deal of extended cooperation will be realized by agreeing to send 20 of UNNES students to attend sit-in classes at UTM in October 2016.

Not only that, there will also be a credit transfer program for students in 2017. UNNES and UTM also agreed on a collaboration with several programs such as guest-lecturer scheme, faculty exchange, research collaboration and joint publication.

To, Advisor to Rector for Planning and Cooperation reported that the UPF will last until Wednesday (10/8).

UPF was opened by the Dean of UTM’s Faculty of Science. The participants would then follow various workshops, including discuss rankings.

On the second day, the delegations followed the presentation of the Keynote Speakers on Innovation for Nation Building (Korea), Technical Vocational Education Technology for Developing Country (Malaysia), Promoting Green Technology (Indonesia), Best Practice for Accelerating Innovation (Japan), and Sustainable Development (English).

The event will conclude with the launch of the Asia Network Technological University (ATU Network).

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES and Hiroshima University Signed LoU for Students Exchange Program

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:13 WIB

UNNES and Hiroshima University Signed LoU for Students Exchange Program

During the visit to Hiroshima University on July 17-23, 2016, UNNES representatives are opening more collaboration opportunities between both institutions. Corresponding to the most recent discussion on exchange program from both universities’ students, UNNES and Hiroshima University has agreed to put the agreement on a mutual consent of Letter of Understanding (LoU) on International Development and Cooperation (IDEC).

The LoU covers a number of objectives, namely sit in program (trial class in master program), opportunity for UNNES graduates to enroll 5 year Taoyaka Ph.D> program of Hiroshima University, and opportunity for UNNES graduates to enroll 5 Year Phoenix Ph.D. Program of Hiroshima University.

Both universities expect that the program and cooperation would be sustainable for future.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES Students and Lecturers to Strengthen Collaboration with Hiroshima University, Japan

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:11 WIB

UNNES Students and Lecturers to Strengthen Collaboration with Hiroshima University, Japan

A group of 15 students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Semarang State University is visiting Hiroshima University, Japan on July 17-23, 2016. The students come different departments, namely Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

Along with those students, 16 professors and doctors are being sent to seek for a wider collaboration opportunities between Semarang State University and Hiroshima University. Both institutions are working on designing internship program, lecturers exchange program, students exchange program, collaborative research, and collaborative conference.

Moreover, both institutions are planning to develop collaborative workshop and sandwich program. The students are also expected to be accepted for further study in both universities.

The Rector of Semarang State University, Prof. Dr. Fathur Rokhman, stated that collaboration with Hiroshima University is important to strengthen UNNES as a house of knowledge. Collaboration with world leading institutions is expected to ensure the development of knowledge.

“Students and lecturers are expected to learn the education system and practice in Japan to further develop it in Indonesia according to the national context of Indonesia,” Rector said.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

“Bule on The Loose”, Experiencing The Village Life Style

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:09 WIB

“Bule on The Loose”, Experiencing The Village Life Style

What is it like to live in a village in Indonesia?

Indonesia is known with its beautiful landscape and the warmth of its people, which made Angela Arunarsirakul, David MacMurtrie, Martha Kupsch and Abhner Odreman wanted to experience how is it like to live in Indonesia especially live in the village.

Along with Unnes’s International Office members, these four Bule got the chance to visit Cepoko and Kandri Tourist Village to experience village life style.

Started with fruit picking in Cepoko, the four Bule harvested some tropical fruits such as Guava and one of Indonesia signature fruit, Klengkeng. Later, they continued their activities to Kandri to feed fishes and cows followed by harvesting catfish. In the afternoon, they went to Tambak lorok for mangrove planting over Semarang Coast. The day is finished with having home made seafoods as dinner.

“I am so glad that Unnes gave me this opportunity to experience the village life style which I thing It is the best way to discover more about Indonesia and I wo uld love to do it all again” said Martha Kupsch.

“It is challenging to be on the boat to plant the mangrove trees because I have never done that before” said Abhner using Bahasa Indonesia.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Performed Pencak Silat, The SSE Students Batch 6 Awed The Audience

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:07 WIB

Performed Pencak Silat, The SSE Students Batch 6 Awed The Audience

As the conservation university, Unnes keeps trying to introduce local cultures such as Javanese Dance, Batik and Gamelan to the world. Other than those mentioned cultures, Unnes has been introducing the beauty and art of Pencak Silat through the Sport Student Exchange Program (SSE).

On Friday (24/6) the Sport faculty held The Farewell Party of SSE Batch 6 which was attended by The Dean of Sport Faculty, The Expert Staff of the Vice rector IV, Pak Tri and also The Head of International Affairs of Mahasarakham University Thailand, Dr. Chairat Choosakul.

During the farewell Party, the Thai students from Mahasarakham and Srinakarinwirot University got the chance to wear Pencak Silat attire and perform Pencak Silat. They also performed the Poco Poco dance which was really entertaining.
Bu Tandiyo said that she is personally very impressed with the Pencak Silat performance. She added that this would be impossible without the help and hardwork from the lecturers and trainers.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Tonnis match with Mahasarakham University and Srinakharinwirot University

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 7:04 WIB

Tonnis match with Mahasarakham University and Srinakharinwirot University

On Thursday (23/6) Unnes held friendly Tonnis match with Mahasarakham University and Srinakharinwirot University Thailand.

The particpants of the match are Unnes’s Sport students and Thailand students from both University which are enrolled as the students of the Sport Student Exchange program batch 6. Learned Tonnis for weeks, the Thai students performed well and able to compete with local students.

“This match is designed to introduce Tonnis as new sport to the world, especially to our partner universities” said Tri. He added that this match is also the real implementation of Unnes’s vision to be Conservation Based International University

Later the winner of the competition will be announced during the farewell party of Sport Student exchange Batch 6 at Unnes’s Sport Faculty.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Darmasiswa Students of Unnes went to Blora for Community Service

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 6:54 WIB

Darmasiswa Students of Unnes went to Blora for Community Service

Darmasiswa Students of Unnes went to Blora for community service at Desa Kemiri, Kecamatan Jepon (5/6). Organized by Pemuda Karang Taruna, Darmasiswa students came to several elementary schools to give a broad knowledge about English and cross cultural understanding.

“We called this program as English and Fun Workshop, there is no other purpose except to encourage students at elementary and junior high schools to learn English”, said Wahyu Junianto as the head committee.

In addition, Darmasiswa students also attended workshops about local culture at Balai Desa Jepon on the same day. Some children performed the traditional dance and Darmasiswa students also had the chance to learn Barong Dance with the local folks.

At last, they did a city tour around Blora and tried the local beverages such as Es Jati and Dumbeg.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

University of Auckland Strengthens its Bond with UNNES

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 | 5:13 WIB

University of Auckland Strengthens its Bond with UNNES

Prof. John Hope from University of Auckland (UOA) visits UNNES to talk on the importance of Internationalisation of Higher Education. He states that UNNES and UOA have worked together for quite some time and this collaboration must be maintained for the quality improvement of both universities. A number of UNNES lecturers and students have studied or are currently studying at UOA. This is a good start in his opinion.

Prof. Sukestiyarno, the Vice Rector for Planning and Collaboration, echoes Prof. Hope enthusiasm. He believes that this collaboration can be upgraded to higher level including but not limited to double degree program and research collaboration.

This presentation is attended by UNNES collaboration department and representatives from all faculties at UNNES.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

UNNES to Collaborate with Technological Giant

Monday, 7 March 2016 | 2:17 WIB


Within the soaring development of digital technology, universities are expected to keep up with the unprecedented technological advancement in human history. UNNES takes on this challenge by accepting collaboration offer from Huawei, one of the most successful technological ventures in the world. In the next three years, UNNES and the technological giant agree to build ‘smart campus’ concept using the combination of resources from both institutions.

UNNES Rector, Prof. Fathur Rokhman, regards this oppurtunity as a breakthrough for UNNES to accelerate its innovation trajectory. He signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the company, Thursday March, 3, 2016 at the company’s headquarter in Shenzhen, China. He hopes that this agreement will bring benefits for UNNES and the partner.

Singing the same tune, Enterprise Business Group Vice President of the Venture, Mr. Dong Wu, states that this collaboration is based on the fact that the Information Technology (IT) development at UNNES has been growing in a fast pace. “Faster than most of Indonesian Universities’,” he adds. During the effective date of the agreement, the company will send its experts to Indonesia to share its IT latest solution to its Indonesian counterparts.

This collaboration is both important and unique. It is important because universities are now demanded by government and students to optimise their IT capacity both for academic service and decision support system (DSS). The uniquenes comes from the fact that UNNES was once a teacher institution but now it has turned into a more broad range university with excellent IT capability.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

ICMSE 2016 Information

Thursday, 3 March 2016 | 7:58 WIB


The 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Science Education (ICMSE) 2016 will be conducted on :

Day, Date        : Saturday-Sunday, 3-4 September 2016
Venue              : Grasia Hotel Semarang.

This Conference is jointly organized by Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Semarang State University, Indonesian Chemical Society, Indonesian Physical Society, Indonesian Biology Society, Association of Computer Science Higher Education, and Indonesian Science Educator Association.

ICMSE 2016 will explore the area of Contribution of Mathematics and Science Research for Sustainable Life in Facing Global Challenge. Call for paper covers the scope of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Computer Science. Please visit our website :

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

University Technical Malaysia Melaka Explores Cooperation with Unnes

Thursday, 3 March 2016 | 3:28 WIB


In order to strengthen cooperation in the fields of technology and economics of Faculty of Management of Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) visited Semarang State University (Unnes).

The visit from UTeM was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Management of Technology and Techno-entrepreneur Dr Mohd Saiful Rizal Abdul Hamid, Deputy Dean Dr Mohd Fazli bin Mohd Sam, and Pasacasarjana Director Dr Mohammed Hariri, the son of Bakri.

Delegates were accepted by the Vice Rector of Planning and Cooperation, Prof. YL Sukestiyarno MS PhD, Wednesday (2/3) at the Sekaran campus, Gunungpati.

Also attending Prof Sucihatiningsih Dian Wisika Prajanti MSi from the Faculty of Economics (FE), Vice Dean for Student Affairs (WD III) Faculty of Engineering (FT) Drs Wirawan Sumbodo MT, WD I FT, Cluster Foreign Cooperation FT and FE, Expert Staff IV and III , Secretary of Quality Assurance, Chairman of the International Office, and leaders in cooperation Unnes.

Presentation and discussion were established during the visit. In the end of the activity, the two universities agreed upon an exchange of lecturers and students in some activities. The deal will be determined in a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), which will be conducted by both parties.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Attending an International Conference, Two UNNES Students Went to Japan

Thursday, 3 March 2016 | 3:25 WIB


Two students of the Faculty of Engineering, Semarang State University (Unnes) said goodbye to leave for Japan on Wednesday (2/3). They are Alfini Kusuma Dewi and Ami Ridowati of Chemical Engineering Department 2012.

In Japan, Alfini and Ami will present a research paper in the International Conference The 13th Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting.

Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Engineering, Drs Wirawan Sumbodo MT who also attended the farewell meeting hoped that in Japan both students can take advantage of the activity.

“Hopefully they can get a network so that they are able to continue their study with LPDP or other scholarships,” said Wirawan.

Alfini and Ami expressed gratitude for the support from Unnes so that the opportunity to go to Japan is available.

Furthermore, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr Nur Qudus MT hoped that they can maintain the good name of Unnes and Indonesia.

“As a student of the Faculty of Engineering Unnes, they should be an example for other students,” he said. Ika Nur Amalia

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Participating in a Student Exchange Program, UNNES Students Went to China

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 | 7:16 WIB


Students of Education of Family Welfare, Department of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Semarang (Unnes), Helena Rizki Nur Islami became one of the participants chosen to participate in international student exchange. At its option, Helena went to China to attend the program.

This exchange was organized the Association Internationale des étudiants en Sciences Economiqueset Commerciales (AIESEC). Aside from Indonesia, the organization also did pertuakaran students from other countries.

In China, a girl born in Demak is scheduled to follow the projects set AISEC Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS). Young Power GO! is one of the projects of AIESEC LC GDUFE (with based on social pendidikandan field.

During the event, Helana and other participants are taught to be independent, adaptable, and solve problems in a variety of activities, such as the exchange of culture, disability project, english corner, and a variety of other activities.

Vice Dean for Student Affairs FT Unnes Wirawan Sumbodo revealed, it encourages students to actualize themselves more broadly.

Besides Helana, recently, three other students Unnes FT has also been following the activities Professional, Engineering, Leadership, Teamwork, and Awareness Camp or PELTAC organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Three students are Muhammad Hadi Muchlison (Architecture 2012), Jauhandri Arizal Ahmad (Automotive Engineering Education 2012) and Mohamad Adib (Mechanical Engineering Education 2013). The event has been held for six days started on 23 to 28 January 2016 for UTM, Johor Malaysia.

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati

Four Danish Students Learn to Plant in Unnes

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 | 5:50 WIB


Unnes Rector Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman MHum welcomes four students from Denmark who will do a teaching practice in Semarang (5/2). The four students are Signe Krabbe Hansen, Camille V. Hagner, Kamille Rosenkrands, and Ann Sofie Jeppesen.

During the next two months, Signe and her three friends will do a teaching practice at Maria Regina School, Semarang. As for the subjects they teach include Mathematics and Social Sciences.

This program is a form of cooperation between Unnes with VIA University College, Denmark. Previously the two universities have done a cooperation, too, but with a different program that is Student Exchange.

Rector said that Unnes still continues to improve the academic climate and will continue to cooperate with several universities in the United States, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and some other Asian countries.

The fourth students from Denmark were, then, invited and introduced to the art of batik in the Faculty of Engineering as well as learned to plant at Biology Tourism Garden. Furthermore, Signe, Camille, Kamille, and Ann Sofie also took the time to play tennis at the Faculty of Sport Sciences.

Rector Prof Dr Fathur Rokhman MHum hopes that a series of activities undertaken by the four Danish students were able to be continued on other occasions. “Hopefully the next four Danish student can conduct discussions and sharing with Unnes students related to academic matters,” he said. Ika Nur Amalia

Penulis: Annisa Widyawati