Teknik Kimia UGM

Summer Course 2018


Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada organizes Summer Course Program with the topic “Global Perspective in Natural Resource Technology for Water-Food-Energy Sustainability”.

Time & Venue

Date : 7-16 August 2018
Venue : Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Course Description

The program invites participants from various countries to redefine “technology” with humanism context as well as strong sustainability aspect in order to utilize technology to achieve the common Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water, food, and energy are the three main pillars to achieve the SDGs goals. These are often seen as “nexus” which is inseparable from each other, even interdependent.

The Summer Course will focus on bioresource technology related to the availability of clean water, food, and energy. Bioresources has been selected as the focus as it is renewable and its utilization can be guaranteed by the appropriate application of technology.

In this regard, Universitas Gadjah Mada has built a long track record and developed a vast network both domestically and internationally in scientific studies related to water, food, and energy-based technologies for the sustainability of bioresources.

The program has been designed to create a vibrant environment to stimulate all participants to express critical thinking, team work and the ability to present innovative solution on the utilization of bioresources. The program combines group discussion, presentation from leading researchers from around the world (USA, Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia) in this respective fields and visits to several project sites and various interesting places in Yogyakarta.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, all participants are expected to:

  • analyze the general picture of water-food-energy problems and possible solutions in the 21st century.
  • explain the appropriate selection of physical, chemical, and bioprocess technology for sustainable bioresource utilization.
  • evaluate the importance of community engagement for the application of selected technologies to achieve SDGs in the water-food-energy sector.
  • formulate challenges in their respective countries related to the implementation of appropriate technologies as well as to identify steps to solve the problems at hand.
  • interact and work with colleagues across disciplines and across cultures


Dr. Alexander Soerijadi
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Speaker on Future Food and Pharmaceutical

Prof. Arief Budiman, D. Eng
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Facilitator on Algae park visit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naoko Okibe
Kyushu University, Japan
Speaker on Bioleaching and Urban Mining

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chandra W Purnomo
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Facilitator on Agrotechnology Innovation Centre visit

Dr. Razif Harun
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Speaker on Introduction to Bioconversion (Microbiological Approach)

Prof. Dr. Irfan Prijambada
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Speaker on Introduction to Bioconversion (Microbiological Approach)

Prof. Dr. Samir Kumal Khanal
University of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA
Speaker on Bioresource and Biodiversity in Global Perspective; Biogas and Biorefinery

Dr. M. Mufti Azis
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Speaker on Life Cycle Analysis Approach in Biomass Conversion

Dr. Syed Shatir A. Syed-Hassan
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Speaker on Hydrothermal Technology, Catalytic Biomass Conversion Technology

Dr. Rochim Bakti Cahyono
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Facilitator on Biogas pilot plant visit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yi Wang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China
Speaker on Gasification and Pyrolysis Technology

Dr. Surani Hasanati
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Facilitator on Gading Village (community-based river management) visit

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wiratni Budhijanto
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia
Facilitator on the casual learning and group discussions


Project site visits

Gamping Biogas Facility
Facilitator: Dr. Rochim Bakti Cahyono

Biogas Gamping Facility is a pilot plant biogas facility using fruit market waste.


Agrotechnology Innovation Center (PIAT, UGM)
Facilitator: Dr. Chandra Wahyu Purnomo

PIAT is an innovation center for agrotechnology, it includes facility for solid waste and wastewater treatment, integrated farming system.


Algae Park UGM
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Arief Budiman

Algae Park is a pilot plant facility for algae cultivation (both photobioreactor and open pond system) and harvesting.


Sukunan Village
Facilitator: Dr. Rochim Bakti Cahyono

Sukunan Village is a village with a community-based waste treatment. They separate the waste based on their category, reuse, and recycle the wastes.


Gading Village Bantul
Facilitator: Dr. Surani Hasanati

Gading Village Bantul is a community-based organization for river management. Being organized by (mainly women), this organization prove the role of women in maintaining the environment, i.e. water quality in rivers.


Project site visits

Wisdom Park, UGM


Prambanan Temple, Ramayana Dance


Borobudur Temple


Ketep Pass and Pinewood Forest


Geo Park/ Tebing Brexi


Kota Gede Heritage Trail

Cultural Dinners (@ Sultan Palace, etc)


Course Fee and Scholarship

Including hotel, meals, local transportation, cultural programs

International Students:
  1. Sharing type : 300 USD (2 persons/room)
  2. Private type : 600 USD (1 persons/room)
Domestic Students:
  1. Sharing type: 2.000.000 IDR (2 persons/room)
  2. Without hotel: 1.000.000 IDR

* Domestic participants are limited to 10 seats.


Scholarships are available for the shared-room registration type (based on competition):

  1. Selected 5 participants with 100% coverage
  2. Selected 10 participants with 50% coverage

How to apply


  1. Letter of Recommendation from the Applicant’s Dean/Supervisor
  2. Curriculum Vitae*
  3. Motivation Letter*
  4. Copy of Passport (ID page only)
  5. Copy of international student health insurance (recommended for international students)
  6. TOEFL (for domestic students)

*basis for scholarship selections.

Link for applications online: here
Also email documents to: sc.chemeng.ft@ugm.ac.id

Payment method:

Bank Transfer
Account number : 9888817384111779
Swift code : BNINIDJAXXX
Bank Address : Jl. Persatuan No. 1, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Send payment proof to: sc.chemeng.ft@ugm.ac.id

Important Dates

  • Deadline for applications : 7 July 2018
  • Scholarship announcements : 12 July 2018
  • Closed registration and payment : 18 July 2018
  • The summer course : 7-16 August 2018