MPPDAS Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada-Universidade Federal Fluminense Joint Student Project- Urban Growth in the Rio de Janeiro Coastal Area, Brazil

Four outstanding graduate students from Master Program on Planning and Management of Coastal Area and Watershed (MPPDAS) faculty of Geography UGM visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Joint Student Project (JSP). This Joint Student Project lasted for 1 week (16—24 August 2014). The fortunate students are Wahyu Tyas Pramono, Hendy Fatchurohman, Annisa Hamidah, and Alfiatun Nur accompanied by two lecturers, who are Bachtiar Wahyu Mutaqin, S.Kel., M.Sc. And Dr.rer.nat M. Anggri Setiawan, M.Sc. Together with students from the host university, Institute of Geosciences, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Niteroi Brazil, and 5 students from Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico, they had a research in the topic of Urban growth in the Rio de Janeiro coastal area. This activity is also included in the consortium of Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) consists of 11 institutions from Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

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MPPDAS Students assisted 18 students of Giessen University in Summer Excursion Program in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Under the umbrella of excursion program held by Giessen University, Germany, 18 German students visited Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta on 14—15 August 2014. The students was accompanied by Prof. Ulrich Scholz. This Giessen University Excursion Program has been visited UGM annually since 2011.

Faculty of Geography delegated 9 students of Master Program on Planning and Management of Coastal Area and Watershed (MPPDAS) and Bachelor Program on Regional Development to assist the field excursion. The wholestudents grouped divided into 9 groups which were consist of two Germans and one Indonesian. In nine groups students focused on different types of theme, i.e. Rice Cultivation, Volcanism Institution, Volcanic Disasters, Culture in Prambanan, Living Condition in Gunung Kidul, Drink Water, Karst and Climate, Culture in Borobudur, and Living Condition in Highland Selo.

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