2022 Local Chapter Workshop “The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Solving Contemporary Issues Related to SDGs”

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The UN's 2030 Agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is universal and transformative, with the goal of promoting common prosperity, advancing social development, and protecting the environment while leaving no one behind. Many noteworthy efforts in support of the 2030 Agenda have been announced. 

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) and NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) hosted the 2022 SATU Local Chapter Workshop webinar, which was held on Thursday (16/6/2022) with the theme "The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Solving Contemporary Issues Related to SDGs". 

Universitas Airlangga is committed to leaving no one behind as a higher education institution, ensuring that the full range of knowledge, creativity, and solutions that our people have to contribute is tapped into. As evidenced by its 17 SDG-related successes, Universitas Airlangga has made major steps and initiatives within the campus' activities and principles. UNAIR is committed to sharing our best practices in partnering with local companies in order to accomplish the SDGs by optimizing and supporting the implementation of the SDGs on campus through the establishment of the SDGs Center UNAIR. 

National Cheng Kung University, which shares these ideas, aims to accelerate sustainable development and develop future leaders who can contribute to the creation of a sustainable future. 


Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih (Rector) 

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan: Prof. Huey-Jen Jenny Su (President) 

Speakers & Topics: 

Panel 1: University and Industry Collaboration to Support Sustainable Community in the Sector of Health 

Chair: Prof. Woei-Jer Chuang 

Senior Vice President, Director General of Innovation Headquarters 

Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Cheng Kung University 

Benefits, Impacts, and Strategy for Academic-Industry Collaboration on NCKU Hospital Healthcare 

Prof. Yi-Shan Tsai 

Director, Clinical Innovation and Research Center 

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, National Cheng Kung University 

UNAIR Hospital and Collaborators to Support Sustainable in the Sector of Health: 

Medical Device Innovation and Implementation 

Prof. Dr. Nasronudin, dr., Sp.PD (K-PTI), FINASIM 

Director, Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital 

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga 

Panel 2: University and Industry Collaboration to Support Sustainable Community in the Sector of Science & Technology 

Chair:Dr. Bayu Arie Fianto 

Director, Sustainable Development Goals Center 

Lecturer, Department of Shari’a Economics, Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Airlangga 

University and Industry Collaboration in Science and Technology-Enhanced Community Preparedness: Disaster Risk Reduction 

Muhammad Miftahussurur, dr., M.Kes., Sp.PD., Ph.D 

Vice Rector, Internationalization, Digitalization and Information 

Head, Helicobacter pylori and Microbiota Study Group in Institute Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga 

Design eco-friendly solutions for landslide-prone geomaterials under the SDGs 

Prof. Ching Hung 

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

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For your information, The Presidents' Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (abbreviated as SATU Presidents' Forum) was founded in 2003 by the then President of NCKU (National Cheng Kung University), Prof. Chiang Kao, and Presidents of various prestigious universities in Southeast Asia. This forum provides a platform for academics to share their valuable experiences, with the aim of enhancing higher education and international cooperation between universities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Taiwan, as well as facilitating exchanges at various levels, including students, faculty, and administrative staff. The number of SATU members has increased from 37 universities in 2003 to 101 universities in 2022, representing nine countries, including Brunei (1), India (7), Indonesia (7), Malaysia (10), Philippines (6), Singapore (2), Taiwan (48), Thailand (11), and Vietnam (9). 

Author: Bakti Hasanudin