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“Chemistry and Chemistry Education for Sustainable Development of Islands: Current and Future Perspective”



Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country with a total area of 7.81 million km2 consisting of 2.01 million km of land, 3.25 million km2 of the sea and 2.55 million km2 of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). A country with a larger water area than its land area, therefore Indonesia is called a Maritime Country. The fact that Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country makes Indonesia have significant challenges because of its geographical conditions, mainly seas and islands.

There are several issues in the development of archipelagic areas in chemistry and chemistry education, including global warming, energy crisis, health and drug development, environment, quality education and so on. These issues have become a hot topic on an extensive scale because, whether we realize it or not, all of these issues are related to the needs of human life. The key to addressing these issues is knowledge-based solutions, which require creating quality human resources capable of mastering science and technology.

Realizing this, the Chemistry Education Study Program at FKIP University of Pattimura felt compelled to contribute to providing knowledge-based solutions in the field of Chemistry and Chemistry Education through the implementation of the International Seminar on Chemistry and Chemistry Education, which is very useful for the development of Maluku in particular and the Indonesian nation in general. The topics that will be presented by speakers from various well-known domestic and foreign universities that will be presented at this seminar are expected to contribute to tackling global issues as described above.

After going through observations and studies, at least what became the driving force in the implementation of this seminar was: the utilization of local resources for the development of various types of industries (pharmaceuticals, fishery chemicals, etc.), synchronization of the results of scientific studies in the maritime field to overcome the effects of global warming, and the development of marine-based industries, as well as the use of biomass energy, solar energy, and solid fuel cells as alternative energy sources, teacher strategies in teaching chemistry.

It is also hoped that this seminar will become an arena for lecturers and students, as well as researchers both in the fields of chemistry and chemistry education, to share research results for publication, to exchange information and insights and can also be a means to establish cooperation among researchers in the same field, especially with researchers who come from abroad.


Objectives and benefits

The objectives of this seminar are:

  1. Contributing thoughts to the development of the Maluku Region in particular and Indonesia in general, in the fields of industry, marine science, alternative energy and education.
  2. Encouraging research results in tertiary institutions to spur regional and national development.
  3. Providing opportunities for lecturers, students and researchers to publish their research results, exchange information and insights, and establish cooperation among researchers.