Unesa.ac.id, SURABAYA-UNESA held Unesa's International Forum of University Rectors or UNIFUR 2021 on 23–25 November 2021. The activity which brought together officials, experts, and practitioners across countries was part of a series of commemorations of the 57th UNESA Anniversary.
On the second day, November 24, 2021, a number of resource persons discussed global issues around education, technology and the economy as well as the role of Indonesia and even UNESA in it. The activity, which was held online and attended by around 200 participants from various countries, was guided by Wulan Saroinsong, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. Bambang Yulianto, M.Pd, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, State University of Surabaya stated that the challenges faced by the Indonesian people and even the world today are quite large. Therefore, to complete it requires hard work and cooperation through various joint innovations between various parties and stakeholders.
According to him, one of the efforts presented is the need to integrate science and technology, including big data. "It is also necessary to bridge science and technology in education with the technology industry," he said. He hoped that UNIFUR, which was attended by speakers from officials, experts and practitioners across countries, would provide added value to UNESA and benefit Indonesia's progress in the future.
The first speaker, Dr. Mercy Karuniah Jesuvadian from the Singapore National Institute of Education explained about “Pandemic Parenting”. He stated that the problems that arise today include financial, labor and stress issues. It can all come from oneself, resources or relationships with others.
Things that can trigger stress include travel restrictions, social isolation, worries about the health and safety of both yourself and your family, and discomfort at work. Some of these solutions can be overcome by getting support from friends, family, schools, and the government.
The second material was delivered by H.E. Mohammad K. Koba, as Ambassador or Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN in New York. He said, in terms of inclusive and fair education, it would certainly bring new resolutions for education in helping sustainable development activities. The strategy that can be applied is to further enrich the academic program and generate a knowledge base and experience for students.
Furthermore, the third material was delivered by Prof. Buxin Han, Ph. D. from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Department of Psychology, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He explained about "A Psychologist Integrated Copying Strategy in The Covid-19 Pandemic – A Case Report From China". According to him, the maintenance and promotion of health carried out by Chinese Arts Of Language is about poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seals.
While the maintenance and promotion carried out by a person is about daily life with life at work. People who are said to be healthy can be seen from their physical, mental, and spiritual health. The cultivation of cultural knowledge also helps the embedded aesthetic values, attention, spirituality and cognition.
Meanwhile, Dr. Saniyat Islam (Educator and Researcher) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Australia presented the material "The Resiliency of Fashion Industry and The Roles of Higher Education Institution in the post COVID 19 Era".
The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. It is very important to understand the value chain of textiles. The value chain itself can be interpreted as a collection of activities carried out to design an operation of the business to be run. The value chain and the way in which it is carried out are a reflection of the history, strategy, implementation, and underlying economy of a company.
The longer the company operates, the higher the level of complexity of its business competition. In the fashion industry, it is important to pay attention to raw materials, fabric production, coloring, design and brand names, marketing, and distribution to consumers. (UNESA PR)
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