The Civil Engineering and Planning Education Department developed an academic collaboration program with Beihang University, Beijing-China. This activity was held from March to November 2020. This activity aims to increase academic horizons and improve the quality of education. Various activities have been carried out including guest lecturers, visiting professors, visiting researchers, joint research and publications.

The initial stage of the activity was a guest lecturer by inviting Omer, a Turkish national researcher from Beihang University. The theme studied was related to design and analysis using the Finite Element Method (FEM). This activity was opened by the head of the Department, Mr. Dr. Ir. Slamet Widodo, M.T. and attended by all Civil Engineering and Planning Education Department students.

Furthermore, the visiting professor and visiting researcher program are an inseparable series. This program was originally to be implemented offline by inviting a Professor in the Field of Structure from Beihang University. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of both programs was conducted through online.

Meanwhile in the visiting professor and visiting researcher program, the material discussed is related to energy methods which include Energy method (Work and energy), Internal strain-energy stored, Principle of real work and real energy, Principle of Virtual Work using Virtual forces, Principle. of Virtual Work (using virtual displacements), Method of virtual work for beam, trusses, Principle of Stationary (Extremum) Potential Energy and Castigliano's Theorem for Beams & Frames. Also discussed about its implementation in the field of structure using computer-assisted program applications.

The final stage of the activity is joint research and publication that discusses the theme of semi precast model technology. Beihang University, represented by Prof. Zhengguo GAO plays a role in the analysis of numerical models using FEM. Meanwhile, the laboratory physical test is fully carried out in the Material and Structure laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering and Planning Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

The entire series of academic collaboration activities is fully supported by the Faculty of Engineering, UNY. The output of this activity is an Implementation Agreement (IA), MoU, and MoA between the PTSP Department and Beihang University. Not only that, Prof. Zhengguo GAO also openly provides opportunities for students majoring in PTSP to study at Beihang University through a summer course scheme, further studies from master to doctoral degree. (Faqih Ma'arif, Tj.Lak)

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