The Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI)  received a working visit from the University of Sydney on Monday, November 14, 2022. During this visit, the University of Sydney was represented by the Head of School and Dean, Professor Robyn Dowling BEc (Hons) Sydney; MA, Ph.D. BrCol, External and Professional Engagement Manager; Mr. Steven Burns, Senior Country (Indonesia) Sydney Future Student; Mr. Rico Kho.

In the remarks of both parties, the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (FTUI), and the University of Sydney stated that both of them were very interested in building and developing collaboration in the academic field.

Prof. Robyn Dowling said “I am a practicing urban designer, I am very happy to hear that many Universitas Indonesia colleagues share the same interest in urban design and smart cities. So in the future, I would be very happy if the University of Sydney could collaborate with the Department of Architecture.”

Before conducting collaborative discussions between the two universities. On the part of FTUI, making several achievements, such as promoting the architecture department, Prof. Evawani presented the results of her research regarding Cikini Village, promotion of the Multidisciplinary Regional and Urban Planning Masters Study Program, and discussions with several architecture lecturers with Prof. Robyn, regarding urban and smart city designers.

“The collaboration that is expected in the future can work together in double degree and fast track programs, especially in becoming a partner university for the architecture department, moreover the University of Sydney is the number one school of architecture in Australia. So that students of architecture will have more choices of partner universities. Apart from that, FTUI also hopes to collaborate in a Ph.D. program for FTUI staff and Masters’ students,” said Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU.

And to continue the collaboration between Universitas Indonesia and the University of Sydney, Prof. Robyn hopes there will be a special meeting to discuss and discuss the curriculum mapping of the Double Degree and Fast Track programs. After the discussion session ended, the afternoon continued with a public lecture with the theme “Making Cities Smart” with Prof. Robyn Dowling.

The University of Sydney delegation was welcomed by the Deputy Dean for Education, Research and Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Ir. Yanuar, M.Eng., M.Sc., Deputy Dean for Resources, Ventures and General Administration Prof. Ir. Mahmud Sudibandriyo, M.Sc., Ph.D., Education Manager Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr., Manager of Student Affairs, Research, and Community Service Dr.rer.pol. Romadhani Ardi, S.T., M.T., Dr.-Ing. Cooperation, Venture and Alumni Manager Ir. Dalhar Susanto, Secretary of the Unit for Modernization and Internationalization of Education Fadhilah Muslim S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., DIC., Head of the Department of Architecture Dr. Ir. Achmad Hery Fuad, M.Eng., Secretary of the Department of Architecture Kristanti Dewi Paramita, S.Ars., M.A., Ph.D., Amilia Novitasari, S.Sos, M.M. as the Coordinator of Education Internationalization Affairs, Head of the PWK Multidisciplinary Masters Study Program Dr. ing. Ova Candra Dewi, S.T., M.Sc., Director of Innovation and Science Techno Park Ahmad Gamal, S.Ars., M.Sc., MUP, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Design M.Sc., Prof. Ir. Evawani Ellisa, M.Eng., Ph.D., Lecturer at the Department of Architecture Antony Sihombing Ph.d., Professor of Architecture Prof. Paramita Atmodiwirjo, Lecturer in Architecture Rini Suryantini.


Bureau of Public Communications
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia