The Garuda UNY team already has many achievements in various competitions at the international level. Garuda EV-22 UNY Won Three Awards at Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2022 and officially won in the Overall Champion category. In addition, the team won 1st Place in the Urban Gasoline Engine Category for the 2021 Energy Saving Car Contest (KMHE). The 2021 Shell Eco Marathon has become a memorable experience since the team broke the Asia Pacific record.
South Korea, as one of the centers of the automotive industry in Asia, has hosted many car competitions participated by UNY students. For this reason, UNY and the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul held a Forum group discussion (FGD) to open wider opportunities for cooperation in South Korea on Monday, 6 June 2022.
Communication with representatives of the government of the Republic of Indonesia abroad is UNY's effort to accelerate international cooperation opportunities. "We would like to have the support of Attaché for Education, Culture, Research and Technology in South Korea to facilitate partnership with institutions from South Korea," said Prof. Siswantoyo as vice Rector for Planning and Cooperation at UNY.
So far, UNY has developed several electric cars that have competed in various international competitions. This is in line with UNY's commitment to providing a global solution to the problem of climate change through the development of environmentally-friendly electric cars. Hopefully, UNY's academic excellence in developing electric cars can be a model for the development of sustainable Indonesia-South Korea cooperation.
Attache for Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Gogot Suharwoto, Ph.D., appreciates the Garuda UNY Team, which in 2018 won the competition in South Korea. "We hope that we can make joint activities with campuses in Korea. We can learn about electric and hybrid vehicles in the future, "said Gogot Suharwoto. The initial process is to find a match in partnership with several campuses in Korea. According to Gogot, campus authority in Korea is absolute, even to the department or study program to the professor. And the fastest path to partnering is professor to professor with Indonesians studying in Korea. Most importantly, all campuses in Korea have funding for scholarships or research, so funding is not a problem. (Dedy, Tj.Lak)