September 27, 2023

6th Joint Workshop for Global Engineers in Asia & Beyond (JWGEA & B) 2019

Fauzan Khairi Che Harun
Fauzan Khairi Che Harun

27 July 2019-Surabaya.

The 6th Joint Workshop for Global Engineers in Asia & Beyond (JWGEA & B) 2019 was successfully held at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Indonesia on 22-26 July 2019.

JWGEA & B, a consortium formed among ITS Indonesia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) Thailand, Ritsumeikan University Japan & Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”) Russia, aims to groom young scientists into competitive global citizens. A range of program covering talks relevant to competitiveness, sustainability, happiness, life-long learning, and team problem-based learning was organised. Students from different countries were grouped in team to conduct field research and present a range of solutions relevant to sustainable development for the transformation of rural economy and zero-waste society. The delegations visited the wastewater sewage treatment plant at FSTP Keputih, Waste Recycling Center Jambangan and compost house, and the awards winning Eco-tourism Kampung at Genteng Chandirejo, Surabaya.


Opening ceremony officiated by Dr. Bambang Pramujati, Rector Representative IV (Innovation, Cooperation, Alumni and International Relation).


The delegations from four partner universities: ITS, KMUT, UTM and Ritsumeikan University.


Briefing at FST Keputih wastewater treatment plant, Surabaya.


Waste recycling center and compost house at Jambangan, Surabaya.



Presentation at the award-winning Eco-tourism village: Genteng Chandirejo.


The delegations enjoyed the tours to the Three-colour beach and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.


Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.



Student Awards given by Prof Dr Shizuyo Asai from Ritsumeikan University.

Presentation by Prof Dr Lee Chew Tin (UTM) on Waste Management










Since 2014, JWGEA was hosted by UTM (2014), KMUTT (2015), ITS (2016), Ritsumeikan University (2017, 2018) and ITS (2019). Each university has a delegation of 2-3 professors and about 10 graduate students from a wide range of disciplines (engineering, ICT, built environment   more). ETU, St. Petersburg joined JWGEA in 2018 and will host JWGEA 2020 in St. Petersburg.

More about JWGEA:

Find out more about JWGEA from the international office of the respective institution. For UTM, contact UTM International, Global Education unit at E-mail:

Watch out for the Call of Application around March-April each year in UTM Mobility Program Facebook page and UTM International Web:

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