As the world looks for fresh ideas to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, hear from three scholars about the role of universities during global challenges, and how they’re adjusting to new ways of learning.
It seems that Indonesia will experiment with a new phase of life in three cities: Yogyakarta, Bali, and the Riau Islands. Some parties and observers still doubt its readiness.
Prof. Dr Sofia Mubarika Haryana from the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing at UGM led the creation of an innovative rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for Covid-19.
“We hope that by passing the clinical trials, once we have obtained a distribution authorisation, we can immediately produce this tool and circulate it to the hospital.”
“In 1918 with the Spanish Flu… once people started to become more used to being out again and cases started to increase – they actually did not want to listen to the instructions to go back home.”
Dr Windhu Purnomo said that it was ideal to add 14 days more of social distancing because according to him, incubation for coronavirus tends to vary from 14 to 25 days.
Go8 universities are proud to have hosted over 5,000 enrolments from Indonesian nationals in 2019, over 300 of whom were engaged in research studies in key areas such as Engineering, the Sciences and Health.
The project will investigate activities including traffic flow, electricity use, urban and household behaviour, use of parks and public spaces and air quality.
How are overall poverty levels affected? What is being done by the government to provide assistance, including for those at risk of falling into poverty?
Around 300 participants heard about Covid-19 experiences from five past students studying abroad in Australia, Georgia, Thailand, Belgium and Hungary.
Early reports have indicated that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in Indonesia, domestic violence is emerging as a parallel public health crisis.
“With the cessation of [micro, small and medium enterprises] for 14 days, there is a high possibility that entrepreneurs will have a hard time rebuilding their businesses.”
It aims to understand who is most affected by mental health issues resulting from self-isolation and physical distancing, and what behaviour can help bolster resilience.
Most of the prominent startup-running millennials that Jokowi hopes will transform the country are actually part of the same oligarchic structures that have long shaped Indonesian political and economic life.
Buried together with Arief, at least to my mind, is what was left of the youthful idealism of the rather amorphous, novel and often ramshackle student movement of the 1980s.
Five students from UGM’s Geodetic Engineering Department received the Diamond Award in the B2 Higher Institution Student category for their website and Android application CulturIS-3D, which aims to instill cultural values in millennials.