International Office of Diponegoro University with partnership with International Association of Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) Local Committee of Diponegoro University successfully held “Opening Ceremony of IAAS 59th World Congress” on Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 in Meeting Hall of Library Building 1st floor, Diponegoro University, Tembalang campus.
The opening ceremony was started at 9 a.m. until 12 a.m. with two keynote speakers for welcoming the delegates, the vice rector of academic and student affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Zainuri DEA and the IAAS LC UNDIP student advisor, Dr. Ir. Delianis Pringgenies, M.Sc. This event is attended by the students who come from 24 countries around the world.
IAAS itself has a headquarter in Belgium since 1957 and has a lot of member from 40 countries around the world. In Indonesia, there are 8 university who join IAAS Indonesia, they are IAAS LC of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), IAAS LC of University of Brawijaya (UB), IAAS LC of Padjadjaran University (UNPAD), IAAS LC of Diponegoro University (UNDIP), IAAS LC of Sebelas Maret University (UNS), IAAS LC of Gadjah Mada University (UGM), IAAS LC of University of Mataram (UNRAM), IAAS LC Lambung Mangkurat University (UNLAM), and there are still always be some potentials to develop more member in university which has agricultural faculty.