Tadulako University and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences had just organized 3rd International Seminar on Science and Technology 2021 on September 8-9th via zoom meeting. In this international seminar, the theme brought up was “The Path of Sustainable Development for Better Life.”
In his speech, Elisa Sesa, Ph.D., as the the committee chair explained that this virtual seminar was participated by 7 countries.
“This international seminar was conducted due to celebrating Dies Natalies of Tadulako University turning 40th and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences turning 14th. This event was joined by academicians and researchers majoring in Science and Technology. Not only from Indonesia, the participants also came from Paris, Australia, Japan, India, Korea, Mongolia, and Malaysia. There were 108 papers/abstracts submitted to us for being discussed virtually in this seminar. On this moment, I would say thank you to the Rector of Tadulako University, the Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty, and all parties who had supported this event. Hopefully, this conference will be followed up by any international collaboration or partnership among the participants. And last but not least, I would sincerely appreciate all the keynote speaker who have participated in this seminar,” said Elisa, Ph.D.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Ir. Amar Akbar Ali, ST., MT, IPU, ASEAN Eng., as the vice rector for Development and Partnership, expected more collaborations could be made related to science and technology.
“As we know, science and technology are comprehensively integrated in order to enhance the quality of human life. The scholars has significantly contributed in the development of science and technology. Thus, it is important to discuss the progress in this conference. Even though these two days seminar were certainly unable to cover all issues, personally, I am optimistic that the main problems proposed and the solutions have been identified. We can learn from each other so in the future we may possibly work together dealing with certain topics presented by the speaker today. Those presentations also have inspired us with the issues of latest development of science and technology in industry 4.0 era,” said Prof. Amar.
After the welcoming speech, the next agenda were some lectures of science and technology presented by the following speakers: Kyoung Woong Kim from Gwangju Institute of Sciences and Technology (GIST) of South Korea; Dr. Xiaojing Zhou from University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; and Prof. Dr. Kuwat Triana, the Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.
On the second day, the conference was continued with several topics delivered by the speakers such as: Prof. Tatsuya Oshima from University of Miyazaki, Japan; Dr. Mohamad Rafi, M.Si from IPB University, Indonesia; and Prof. Dr. Andri Dian Nugraha from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.
On the moment, Ir. Darmawati Darwis, Ph.D as the Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty expressed her appreciation to all parties who have contributed to this virtual international seminar.
“I believed during these two days, it was impossible to review all essential issues. However, from this forum, I hope all of you are able to identify the main problems. We are sharing and learning one another. I aspire to have more collaborative work with the speakers concerning science and technology shortly after this seminar. Representing Tadulako University, I would say thank you to all staffs and committees in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and International Office for the initiation and intensive attempts in organizing this seminar in order to strengthen our partnership with other institutions around the world,” explained Ir. Darmawati when closing the international seminar.