Twelve faculties and schools at the ITB are committed to strengthening collaboration to support global sustainability goals. The collaboration established, in the form of joint research and lecture programs, will be expanded in other fields to have an even greater impact on the wider community.

The twelve faculties and schools at ITB emphasized their commitment in a collaborative talk show entitled “Education Ecosystem for a Sustainable World,” which took place at the Nemangkawi Auditorium, SBM ITB, Bandung, Friday (6/1).

The talk show is a series of events celebrating the 19th anniversary of SBM ITB.

Vice Rector for Academic and Student Affairs ITB, who is also the Acting Dean of SBM ITB,  Prof. Dr. Ir. Jaka Sembiring, M.Eng, said all faculties at ITB have anticipated developments in global sustainability in education and community service. SBM, one of them, has collaborated with many domestic and foreign partners to explore environmental, sustainable, and governance (ESG)-based business principles and practices.

“Collaboration is important at the beginning of the implementation of the ESG and SDGs (Sustainable development goals),” Jaka said while giving a talk show speech. “This is the entrance for us to collaborate in various fields.”

Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Technology  Prof. Endah Sulistyawati, S.Si., Ph.D. said the climate of collaboration between faculties and schools at ITB had existed for a long time. Even in the last two days, according to Endah, she and several deans were busy discussing research proposals involving students from various faculties. “But it’s not ideal and still needs to be developed,” said Endah.

The Dean of SBM ITB for the 2011-2020 period, Prof. Sudarso Kaderi Wiryono, Dr., DEA, agreed that there had been a lot of collaboration in research between faculties at ITB. What might need to be strengthened is, said Sudarso, collaboration in community service, and it must have an impact. Sudarso proposed several faculties to create a joint startup. “SBM will later be able to support its business division. We can help with legal and commercial aspects or find partners to become one bigger industry and belong to ITB,” said Sudarso.

Dean of the Pharmacy School, Prof. apt. I Ketut Adnyana, Ph.D., gave an example; the Pharmacy School and SBM have just completed a joint feasibility study on pre-clinical laboratories for the state-owned pharmaceutical company, Biofarma. The School of Pharmacy, said Ketut, has also produced a product in the form of the concept of local raw material resilience for the national pharmaceutical industry with the ITB Business Management Agency and Sustainable Fund. “Now, we need SBM to conduct market research to find out whether this is acceptable,” said Ketut. “We hope we will have resilience and self-reliance through raw material import substitution in the health sector. Currently, almost 100% of our pharmaceutical raw materials are imported.”

The talk show presented twelve faculty and school deans at ITB. Apart from the three deans above, the Vice Dean for the Academic Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Agus M. Ramdan, Ph.D., who represented the Dean of FITB; Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Prof. Wahyu Srigutomo, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D.; Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design; Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering Prof. Brian Yuliarto, Ph.D; Dean of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tatacipta Dirgantara, M.T.; Dean of Civil and  Environmental Engineering, Edwan Kardena, Ph.D.; Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Engineering, Dr. Tutun Juhana, S.T., M.T.; Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development Dr. Sri Maryati, S.T., MIP.; and Dean of the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering Prof. Ir. Ridho Kresna Wattimena, M.T., Ph.D., IPU. D.

The twelve faculties promised to expand their collaboration. They agreed to have a greater impact on society within the scope of global sustainability for mutual progress.

Written by Media Relations