The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our activities, like teaching, researching and socializing. We are confused because we haven’t experienced before. However, as Earth's smartest inhabitants, we can adapt new ways to survive the pandemic without losing enthusiasm. Therefore, even in pandemic conditions, we can still have scientific discussions, even virtually.
The main theme of this symposium is "Reinforcement of the Sustainable Development Goals post Pandemic" as a part of the masterplan of United Nations for sustainable development goals in 2030. Let me inform you that this symposium is attended by 348 presenters from Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, Scotland, Thailand, Taiwan, Tanzania and also Timor Leste.
Certainly, this event will not be successful without the support of co-hosts. On behalf of the Committee, I thank the co-hosts:
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo; Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo; Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan; Universitas Muhammadiyah Maluku Utara; Universitas Muhammadiyah Lampung; Universitas Lambung Mangkurat; Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi; Universitas Bhayangkara Jakarta Raya; STIKES Muhammadiyah Gombong; Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi YPPI Rembang; Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Syariah Indonesia Purwakarta; Politeknik Piksi Ganesha Bandung; Politeknik Negeri Samarinda; Politeknik Dharma Patria Kebumen; Politeknik Energi dan Mineral Akamigas Blora; Institut Agama Islam Negeri Purwokerto; and Institut Agama Islam Muhammadiyah Sinjai.
Because of the importance of this symposium, I present you world-class keynote speakers whom able to capture these scientific topics, they are:
First, Assoc. Prof. Pensri Jaroenwanit, Ph.D from Khon Kaen Business School, Thailand. Second, Dr. Heni Setyowati Esti Rahayu, Dean of Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang. Third, Prof. Yinghuei Chen, Dean of International College, Asia University, Taiwan. Finally, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Thomas Kivevele, from Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania.
I hope our later discussion may result transfer of experiences and research findings from participants to others, from keynote speakers to participants, from social researcher to engineering researcher and vice versa. Also, I hope this event can create further research network.
Magelang, 18 November 2020