ITS Campus, ITS News – After conducting online discussions last July, the Danish Embassy in Indonesia continues their collaboration with Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) . This time, through a direct visit to ITS, Tuesday (5/10) afternoon, the Danish Embassy will cooperate with ITS to hold a Green Maritime Conference .
ITS Rector Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng welcomed the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Lars Bo Larsen, accompanied by the Head of Maritime and Defense Mathias Emil Bengtsson, Deputy Head of Mission Søren Bindesbøll, and other Danish Embassy delegates at the ITS Rectorate Building. The visit of the Danish Embassy was not the first, but the second visit directly at ITS.
In his remarks, the Rector of ITS, familiarly called Ashari, said that ITS has collaborated with the Danish government in various fields, including maritime, telecommunications, and student exchange. This time, ITS will be involved in the Green Maritime project, including ship design, hybrid/electric ships, and alternative fuels. “With ITS’ focus on maritime and electricity, we are ready to synergize with the Danish government in the Green Maritime project,” he said.
The Danish Ambassador’s interest in ITS as a university focusing on maritime research made him cooperate with ITS to hold a Green Maritime Conference jointly. The conference that carries Green Shipping is planned to be held at ITS at the end of November and officially opened by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs.
ITS Maritime Innovation Cluster Unit Manager Ir Tri Achmadi Ph.D., who was also present at the visit, said the Green Maritime Conference project would later be an opportunity for ITS to develop environmentally friendly maritime technology. “This collaboration with Denmark is also an effort to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian products in the maritime sector so that they can enter the international market,” he added.
Several related directorates at ITS were also present to explain various kinds of research desired so far to explore existing cooperation opportunities. The former head of the Research and HR Agency of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Ir Raden Sjarief Widjaja Ph.D., founder of NASDEC Ir Triwilaswandio Wuruk Pribadi, as well as other ITS leaders.
Also, regarding the possibility of collaboration in the academic field that ITS can foster with campuses in Denmark. It is hoped that ITS and Denmark can collaborate in the field of internship and research collaboration. “In the future, this cooperation can be wider and closer, not only in the maritime field,” hoped Ashari. (nadh/ITS Public Relations)
Reporter: Tyara Novia Andhin
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