On Sustainable Development : A Multidisciplinary Approach



About the Program

Universitas Indonesia (UI) has joined the ASEAN University Network (AUN)  since 1995. As the active member of AUN as well as the Chair of ASEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ACTS), UI initiates to host the student mobility program that is called “AUN STUDENTS WEEKS”.

”AUN+3 STUDENTS WEEK” is a two-week mobility program with an opportunity of earning 3 credits upon completion. The program is designed to gather students of AUN+3 member universities in promoting the spirit of ASEAN among ASEAN+3 youth. The main topic of this year program is SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, which will be discussed and assessed thoroughly and comprehensively.

The program will be conducted in the form of in-class lectures (with multidisciplinary study approach), cultural sessions, field study/short internship to some institutions related to the lectures taking during the program and cultural trip. In this program, participants will not only have a chance to broaden their knowledge but also experience different cultures of ASEAN.

Universitas Indonesia invites every AUN+3 member university to send 2 (two) students as the representatives  from each University to join this program. Universitas Indonesia will give full scholarships for 15 students as a first come first served basis from each university. Therefore each university could nominate 1 student to get full scholarship by indicating which student is nominated for the full scholarship. Other participants will only need to pay for the program fee, while UI will give the partial scholarship to cover the accommodation fee up to 15 participants. Full scholarship is include the accommodation fee of 280USD/person and for the program fee of 500USD/ person includes airport transfer on departure and arrival, meals during the program (exclude dinner), program materials, certificate of participation and cultural activities during the program.

AUN Students Week will consist of three parts; Pre-Program, Main program, and Post-Program.

Participants of the program are required to submit 2-pages essay on “How could sustainable development be achieved” based on their own perspective or related to their field of study. It should be submitted at the latest one week before their arrival.

Main program
The main program will be conducted at Universitas Indonesia for 2 weeks’ duration. During this program, participants will not only be attending in-class lectures but also will be learning about Indonesian language and culture. The program also offers some cultural visits and short internship/field study at offices and institutions related with the lectures given. At the end of the program, participants will deliver group presentation on result of their study and internship/field study in front of the class.

Activites :
1. In-class lectures
In-class lectures are provided to equip participants with necessary concept to help them in getting deeper understanding about the contemporary issues of sustainable development with multidisciplinary approach. The in-class lectures will be delivered by prominent scholars from various field; Engineering, Social and Political Sciences, Law, Humanities, Public Health, Economics & Business, and Mathematics & Sciences.

2. Internship/Field Study
Short internship/field study will take place at offices or institutions that are related to topic of the program. This internship/field study is provided to enable participants in obtaining first hand experience about contemporary issues on related topic from various sectors.

3. FGD and Presentation
The last part of the program is FGD and presentation. Participants will be divided into several groups and each group will be required to deliver presentation on specific topic related to main topic of the program. In addition to class performance in previous sessions, this FGD and presentation session will be one of assessment tools to review participants’ learning outcome. The assigned lecturer will review each participant for both individual and group performance.

4. Language and Cultural Sessions
Language and cultural exposures are provided for participants to experience cultural diversities and similarities between the participant’s origin country and host country’s culture. Participants would get opportunity to learn language and traditional culture of host country, including cultural activities such as cultural trip to explore traditional cuisine, performance or music.

For Post program, students are required to submit 3 pages essay at the latest three weeks after the program about:
1) Their opinion on how is the sustainable development in Indonesia
2) The program and the benefit of participating in this program

Purpose of the Program

The program is designed with the intention to improve intra-ASEAN mobility and to enhance the ASEAN spirit among students of member universities and ASEAN youth in general. And after an intensive two-week quality time together, participants are expected to have not only knowledge enhancement on ”Sustainable Development” but also a taste of different  cultures of ASEAN.

Theme of the Program

“Sustainable Development”, choosen as the theme of this year program, aims to encourage participants to have broaden intellectual and awareness on the importance of sustainability which has been a global issue and challenge faced by modern society.

Length of The Progam

“AUN+3 Students Week: On Sustainable Development” will be held for 2 weeks.

Proposed Date: July, 7-20 2019

Credit Earning

The participant of “AUN+3 Students Week on Sustainable Development” will earn 3 credits with 44 contact hours.

Offered course:

Courses which are related to Sustainable Development with multidisciplinary approach are provided for the program.

Participants of The program

Universitas Indonesia invites member universities of AUN and the ASEAN+3 University Network (ASEAN+3 UNet) to send 2 (two) students as the representatives from each University to join this program.

Click here to see the List of Member Universities in AUN

Program Fee and Scholarship

Program fee is 500 USD/person which including airport transfer on departure and arrival, meals during the program (exclude dinner), program materials, certificate of participation and cultural activities during the program. For the accommodation fee 280 USD/person.

Universitas Indonesia is pleased to provide scholarships to those students nominated by AUN and ASEAN+3 UNet member universities, including:

1. free accommodation and program fee waiver up to 15 nominated students.

2. free accommodation waiver for the 2nd nominated student up to 10 students.

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