Groningen University, the Netherlands visited the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering UGM (Thursday, 26/10). Groningen University was represented by Prof. Ronald Holzhacker, Prof. Johan Woltjer, and Dr. Annet Kempenaar. This event was a return visit in the framework of the Faculty of Engineering’s cooperation exploration program with Groningen University last August.
The group was welcomed by Ir. Deva Fosterharoldas Swasto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., IPM. (Head of the Department of Architecture and Planning) and also Prof. Ir. Bakti Setiawan, MA, Ph.D. (Head of the Urban and Regional Planning Doctoral Program). Followed by a tour of the DTAP environment to see the ongoing teaching and learning activities and student works on display.
The event continued with a discussion on the initiation of cooperation between DTAP and Groningen University. Prof. Ir. Bakti Setiawan hopes that research cooperation and joint scientific publications can be established. From the academic side, cooperation efforts were made in the form of a double doctorate degree program, student exchange for IUP students, as well as joint-studio and summer course activities. In addition, both parties also agreed to continue the double degree program between the Master Program in Urban and Regional Planning and Groningen University which has been going on for several years.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Sugeng Sapto Surjono, S.T., M.T., IPU, (Vice Dean for Education and Student Affairs of FT) who also attended this event gave his appreciation for the presence of Groningen University and the cooperation efforts made. He hoped that the cooperation and good relations that have been established between DTAP UGM and Groningen University can continue to grow and bring benefits to many parties.