[Unpad Media Channel] As a part of the ASEAN Higher Education Conference (AHEC) 2023 organizer, Universitas Padjadjaran organized the Education and Innovation Expo AHEC 2023 in Grha Sanusi Hardjadinata Unpad, Iwa Koesoemasoemantri Campus, Bandung, August 24th – 26th 2023.
The event raised the theme “Higher Education as the Epicentrum of Growth” with issues of technology and energy, health, environment, education, agriculture, and culture. The event was symbolically opened by Prof. Nizam (Director General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology), Prof. Rina Indiastuti (Rector of Unpad), and Prof. Dr. Arif Satria, M.Si. (Vice Chairperson of The Assembly of Rectors of Indonesian State Universities).
Speaking on behalf of the Committee team of Education and Innovation Expo AHEC 2023, Dr. Cipta Endyana, M.T. said that this activity was held to increase academic collaboration and to show that academics can be the epicentrum of growth.
The event involved 29 stands of universities from various regions in Indonesia. Aside from universities, this event was also attended by representatives of industries, government, and media. Several stands showcased the excellence of each institution which can contribute to national growth and ASEAN.
Said excellence included results of research, learning innovation, or other works that can contribute to growth and can be the topic of collaboration.
“So, this expo shows our excellence, and our opportunity to collaborate in becoming the backing power of growth,” said Cipta when amidst the event.
Besides being attended by AHEC 2023 participants, this expo was open for general visitors from 08.00 – 16.00 WIB.
Other than the expo that was organized on site by Universitas Padjadjaran, AHEC 2023 also held a virtual expo on the website https://ahec2023.org which will be accessible for the next year. This event also presented the excellence of each participant that could be beneficial for growth.
“The virtual expo is not limited. We launch now and it will be used until next year,” explained Cipta.
The virtual expo still opens its registration for every ASEAN university who wanted to join. Through the virtual expo, visitors could look at the excellence showcased by each booth and collaborate with every institution.
“Therefore, we can do matchmaking there,” added Cipta.
Cipta hoped this event would result in lots of collaborations or research collaborations and produce excellent products that can be helpful for national growth. (arm)*(SA)