The course of sustainable development is an elective course aimed at providing students with skills in sustainable resource management (3 pillars of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental).
“Sustainable development is the responsibility of every part of society across the world. It cannot be achieved without linkages, across the goals, but also between institutions, governments, companies, NGOs, and people.”
(THE Impact Rankings)
Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia is committed to have direct involvement in developing regional and national government or non-government organisations including SDG policy development – including identifying problems and challenges, developing policies and strategies, providing alternative solutions to the development of digital-based villages.
This year as many as 26 villages received digital infrastructure assistance, which is one of the important criteria for the formation of digital villages. In addition, digital-based villages have the characteristics of digital-based inter-citizen communication, have social media accounts and websites to preach and promote village potential, as well as public services that are carried out digitally.
Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia (UTI) has sent thousands of humanitarian aids from 2021 until the midst of 2022 for COVID-19 victims. Not less than 2300 families in Lampung received aids in the form of daily needs such as rice, noodle, milk, sugar, and cooking oil. To distribute these aids, UTI collaborate with local government as well as police department and Indonesian Marine. Rector of UTI, Nasrullah Yusuf said that it has been UTI’s goal to contribute to the welfare of the society. “These aids are the zakah, infaq, and shadaqah from the big family of UTI” he said. Yusuf also appreciates all assists come from local government, police department, and Indonesian Marine. “We do not have sufficient personnel to carry all of those aids and distribute them all to those who need”. These aids are distributed during Ramadhan and it is expected that all people in Lampung Province are inspired to care to each other.
UTI and Indonesia Marine help hundreds of family who suffered from economic loss due to COVID-19 pandemic in Padang Cermin, Pesawaran Regency. Almost 467 family who lost their jobs and were forced to close their business. The UTI humanitarian team led by Mahathir Muhammad assisted by Indonesia Marine Corps worked hand in hand to deliver 485 aid bags consist of daily needs in Marine Eco Park.
UTI visited Lampung Police Headquarter to sign an MOU to strengthen strategic collaboration to deal with local problems such as COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts. Not few people in Lampung suffered from job loss and business close. Some of them failed to pay the rent and employee wages. Thus, many people loses their jobs and cannot afford to live the family. In Ramadhan Month, it has been UTI’s program to make charity programs and send thousands of aid to those who need. Nasrullah Yusuf, Rector of UTI met the Head of Local Police Department Subiyanto seeks collaboration to distribute the aids. “Of course, it has been our duty to help people in Lampung and we are thankful UTI is always there when people seeks for help” said General Subiyanto.
Bringing the best students to the Central Office of Bandar Lampung City, UTI offers strategic collaboration with City Major to do some Recovery Strategy for Bandar Lampung City. The city needs to recover soon from Pandemic Impact, therefore UTI are ready to help government tackling the education crisis since Pandemic Situation. Since online and distance learning was implemented during COVID-19, many teachers found some problems to maintain the class and keep the learning alive. Having experience of managing online learning from 2014, UTI is more than ready to help teachers conduct effective online or onsite learning. “We agree to involve UTI in our strategic plan to improve the quality of education during Pandemic” Said Eva. UTI not only eager to help teachers but also send thousands of aid for Bandar Lampung city.
UTI SDGs Center
As a university of Engineering and Science, UTI has an obligation to participate so that Indonesia can immediately realize the achievement of the SGDs goals. UTI can play an active role by developing various concepts, implementable methodologies so that the achievement of the SDGs goals in Indonesia is quickly realized. UTI resources, especially superior human resources with various innovative research, are very qualified to contribute to the SDGs program, especially in technology development to support the fields of social welfare, economy, health, education, infrastructure, employment and others.
Therefore, UTI established the Center for the Study of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG center) which is one of the new study centers established in 2020. The establishment of this SDGs study center is a real step for UTI to support government programs in accelerating the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia, especially for Eastern part of Indonesia.
Guest Lecture Series on SDGs
UTI as a leading university in the field of science and technology in Indonesia is committed toward the development of engineering and science and also the achievement of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a part of that commitment, UTI presents Guest Lecture Series (GLS) on SDGs by inviting Lecturers, Experts, and Academicians from all around the world to be speaker for this program. This program is open for UTI students at any level (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate) as well as interested global citizens from partner universities.
Insight and Application of Technology (IAT) Course
The Insight and Application of Technology (IAT) course or Wastek is one of UTI content courses that must be taken. The IAT course is the hallmark of UTI, which will inspire students in developing insights into science, technology and innovation as well as the form of their application in society and the environment. Students will receive material 1) Systems Theory and Systematic Thinking, 2) Knowledge of UTI and National Research Roadmap, 3) Concepts and Knowledge of SDG’s, 4) Introduction to Science and Technopark (STP), 5). Creative and Innovative Concepts, 6) Opensource Technology Concept, 7) Making Student Creativity Program Proposals or similar programs in preparing innovation-based projects along with PKM Proposal outputs (Articles and Videos). At the end of the lecture, students are able to prepare a Student Creativity Program Proposal (PKM). The benefUTI of learning IAT courses are: Students are able to explain, explain and implement problems in society and the environment with the Technology Application approach and expertise in their fields in accordance with the principles in the IAT teaching material.