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IP IE Educational Visit 2024: Road to Japan

Factory Visit ke Yamaha

International Undergraduate Program in Industry Engineering (IUP IE) UII once again held its annual agenda, Educational Visit 2024. With the event titled “Road to Japan”, Japan became this year’s destination, a country which has long been famous for its innovation, high technology, and cultural richness.

This activity took place for 9 days and 7 nights from Sunday (25/2) to Monday (4/3). “Educational Visit is a routine agenda of the IUP IE to provide international exposure to their students, especially IUP students, in the hope that they all have overseas experience,” said Annisa Uswatun Khasanah, S.T., M.BA., M.Sc., lecturer of Industrial Engineering UII as well as the companion of the Educational Visit agenda.

According to Annisa, the Educational Visit focuses on visiting universities and industries abroad. Their agenda includes University Visit, Factory Visit, and City Tour.

University Visit

Mahasiswa mengikuti One Day Training mengenai Energy & Process Integration di University of Tokyo

During the University Visit, students visited the University of Tokyo, one of the best universities in Japan. Students were invited to tour the campus and had the opportunity to do One Day Training about Energy & Process Integration. In addition, students were also invited to explore Kyushu University. A university that is strong in research, especially in fields like engineering, science, and medicine. “IP students can get the atmosphere of learning at an overseas university, as well as interacting with foreign students and lecturers. Two short lectures on Energy and Enviromental were so exciting” said Annisa.

Factory Visit

Factory Visit

As an Industrial Engineering student, understanding industrial practices in developed countries such as Japan is extremely valuable. Through Factory Visit, students visited several leading factories in Japan, such as Yamaha, Suzuki, and Toyota. Annisa said, “IP students are invited to visit well-known factories that already have sophisticated industrial systems, such as automation and so on. So that later the implementation of the industrial world that they have learned during college can be reflected in the industries visited, such as Kaizen, Poka Yoke, and 5S (Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke).”

City Tour and Cultural Immersion

Mahasiswa mengenakan pakaian tradisional Jepang saat melakukan City Tour

Furthermore, there was the City Tour and Cultural Immersion. The destination cities include Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka. IP students are invited to explore the beauty and uniqueness of Japanese culture through visits to historical sites, parks, and bustling city centers. On this trip, they will have the opportunity to experience cultural immersion, deepening their understanding of the country’s history and traditions.

“It was amazing, we visited a leading Japanese corporation and one of the top universities in the world. We even got to see stuff we’ve only talked about in class, like Poka Yoke and the Toyota Production System (TPS), right there at the source. The university visit was just as impressive, with its stunning campus and engaging classes. The highlight, however, was learning about their emphasis on hydrogen energy as the future of energy,” said Alfina Dewi Hendryani, one of the IP students who participated.

Salwa Nur Rahma