The trend of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia has decreased. Nevertheless, the government strives to suppress this pandemic through various policies. Digitally, through the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo), the government has used data on the movement of Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network Number/MSISDN mobile phones from the Base Transceiver Station (BTS) to detect crowds of residents. Through this data, Kominfo can provide warnings via short messages in SMS blasts when there is a crowd of residents.
Household waste is one of the most crucial problems nowadays. In big cities, waste is a significant problem that is still difficult to solve. Based on the type of waste itself, it is divided into two parts: organic waste, which can be decomposed with the help of micro-organisms, and inorganic waste, which cannot be decomposed naturally. The problem of waste in urban areas is an issue that is still considered very important to study about its solution. We need technology to help the community manage waste, especially plastic waste.
The National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) has officially awarded the superior accreditation category for the UNY Mechatronic Engineering Education Study Program. This accreditation will be valid until June 2026. "This excellent accreditation is a collective result with various parties contributing," said the Dean of FT UNY, Prof. Herman Dwi Surjono, Ph.D.
The Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia has launched the Social Entrepreneurship program (Prokus). The UNY Business Incubator actively welcomes government programs by assisting fostered partners. The commitment of the UNY business incubator has received positive recognition from the Ministry of Social Affairs through the election of the KPM PKH Wirausaha administered by the UNY Business Incubator at the 2021 Prokus Product Expo, which will be held from 18 to 21 December 2021.
The UNY MIPA Scientific Study Group (KSI MIST) strengthens the development of village empowerment in Tambakromo Gunungkidul. Through the Village Empowerment Development Program (P3D) scheme, UNY students have carried out a series of programs that will take place from August to November 2021. This activity involves the Tabakromo youth group, housewives, art activists, and cultural assistants.
SD Negeri 1 Talang Jawa, Pulau Panggung District, Tanggamus Regency, Lampung Province is one of the schools targeted to implement the Teaching Campus Program initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology together with UNY and other partner universities. Alya Nurfita Bella from the Physics Education Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UNY, had the opportunity to participate this program.
The team of UNY students from the Sociology Education Study Program introduced a herbal drink called Inter Rasa (Infuse Water, Spices, Fruits, and Vegetables). The team consists of Irfan Hermawan, Mustika Natalia, Ayomi Kusumaningrum, Mirda Yanti, and Anisa Nurul Chusna. They believed that the drink they created could maintain the body's metabolism and increase the body's immunity.
Making tempe produces waste that emits an unpleasant odor and contaminates waterways. This waste can be in washing water, cooking water, and soaking water for soybeans and tempeh dregs. However, in wastewater-boiled soybeans, there are nutrients Phosphorus (P), Nitrogen (N), and Potassium (K) which are needed for plant growth rate. Nastiti Estiningtyas, a student of the UNY Science Education study program, tries to process tempe waste to be useful and safe for the surrounding environment.
Pandansari Beach, located in Gadingsari, Bantul, can become an international beach tourism destination. However, the management of this beach is not optimal, and this beach is relatively less well known compared to other beaches in Bantul. Pandansari Beach has an iconic lighthouse, camping ground facilities, and dragon fruit garden agrotourism.