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Tri-University Student Seminar & Symposium INFO!

Last Updated on January 7, 2019

Hai guys, trying to consistenly write something in this blog than just posting pictures of my obsession ahahaha. So now, I’m going to explain more about Tri-University Student Seminar & Symposium (Tri-U) event. According to me, this is one of the most prestigious event that any IPB student can apply for.

Why? Because it is not one of those conference that you just sent an abstract and get picked and get sponsors and go. This event is fully supported by IPB from the moment you enter selection up until the day the event is finished. How you might ask? There is a tight selection by the IPB lecturers, very strict preparation from the lecturers also and partial financial support by IPB. 🙂 So let me write down the way to become delegates

For starters, IPB had participated Tri-U many times, that IPB has become the 4th founder after the 3 original founder (Chiangmai-Thailand, Mie-Japan and Jiangsu-China). So the main theme of Tri-U is “The Role of Asia in the World” with five topics each year, four consist of fixed topic (food, energy, environment and population), while one topic is up to the host university. Last year, ecology topic is added since it was held in IPB. While this year, education topic is chosen since it is going to be held in Mie Univ. which is popular for its education program studies.

For the delegates of IPB, you need to prepare an abstract in english as the first selection process. Most importantly, the paper sould be about the research you are doing or something that you had done. I submitted a literature review in 2011 and didn’t make it. However, I submitted my undergrad thesis for last year and I got to be one of the delegates! Oiya, you need to be in the 3rd and 4th year to apply (preferably) or graduate school students. Why? Because your knowledge should be broader about the paper that you are going to present. It’s important since there will be questions coming from other students and professors from the other university.

After you submitted your abstract you will get a call-back if your abstract passed the first selection. Then you have to present your abstract in a short presentation in front of Ibu Endah & Ibu Alfa, the coordinators for the program & IPB delegates. If you passed, then you are a candidate delegate! 😀 congrats! After you become delegates, you then will need to sign a form that states that you will not graduate or have a permanent job prior to the event.

Why do you need to be delegates? Why can’t I just submit the paper myself? No can’t do since the committee only accept submission from university, not from us personally.

What do you do after that?

Then you need to make your paper, consult to your research advisor, practice dancing (yes! you need that since each country will have a performance!), practice minimal 3 times in front of Ibu Endah and do all the other stuff that is needed for the event. I joined while the event is in Indonesia (IPB) so it was super fun and it was all for free! 😀 But if the event is abroad, then you need to prepare visa, passport, and sponsorship for money.

This year, you have the opportunity to go to Mie University, Japan and present your paper there! The catch? You have to submit you abstract max on 30 April 2013 to Ditmawa. Don’t forget to put your name, phone number and email so Ditmawa can contact you back if you passed the first selection. Don’t miss out on this opportunity guys!

It’ll be easy since I’m not applying (hahaha, kidding) but I heard there is a lot of people who wants to apply this year. So I wish you all the best of luck and may the odd forever be in your favor! :3

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact me. 🙂 I’ll be posting my experience as a delegate later tonight.


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