One of graduatee of MPPDAS, Bachtiar Wahyu Mutaqin, M.Sc. awarded Prix Mahar Schutzenberger 2017 from Association Franco-Indonesienne pour le Developpement des Science (AFIDES) on Monday, 3 July 2017. There are other 3 young Indonesian researchers, Dita Floresyona, Achmad Choiruddin and Made Windu Antara, awarded Prix Mahar Schutzenberger 2017. The award was directly given by Helene Schutzenberger as a president of AFIDES in front of Deputy ambassador of Indonesia in France, The principality of Monaco, The principality of Andorra, Indonesian Education and Cultural Attache in Paris, AFIDES board of jury and other 70 invited guests. In his speech, The president of AFIDES expressed huge supports to Indonesian young researcher to develop science and knowledge in each majors. The Indonesian Education and Cultural Attache in Paris said that the awards is a capital to have better research collaboration between Indonesia and France.
Alumni S2 Magister Perencanaan dan Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Daerah Aliran Sungai (MPPDAS) Fakultas Geografi UGM, Andika Kusuma, yang saat ini menjadi staff di Biro Penelitian dan Kerjasama Fakultas Geografi menulis buku yang diterbitkan oleh penerbit Jerman LAP (LAMBERT Academic Publishing) 2012 dengan judul: Less Developed Villages in Wakatobi Regency, Development of Coastal Resources Information System (CORIS) by Using Remote Sensing Data and GIS Technique