Nottingham-Indonesia Collaborative Webinar on COVID-19
From Bagus Muljadi on May 21st, 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom 18th May 2020 — COVID-19 is a global challenge which requires global solutions. In the first event of its kind, UK and Indonesian policy makers, scientists, and funding agencies sat down together1 and discussed the roadmap to tackling COVID-19 with the aid of effective multi-disciplinary collaborations.
During the webinar and discussion, organised by the University of Nottingham and the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology – supported by the Indonesian Embassy in London, scientists from the University of Nottingham and some of Indonesia’s best Universities (i.e Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas Gadjah Mada) presented their COVID-19 research portfolios. Following this, there was a discussion with Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti, the Head of the COVID-19 Research and Innovation Consortium for KEMENRISTEK/BRIN, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Newton Fund Manager and British Council. The online meeting was also attended by the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI).