ITroSCo is

The International tropical summer course, abbreviated as ITroSCo, is a summer course organized by the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK), Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP). This summer course has been held since 2019 with the theme “Tropical Conservation, Culture, and Eco-Tourism”. There were two activity categories, a class lecture and site visitation in Semarang and Karimunjawa islands (120 km away from Java main island). Around 15 students from the USA, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan attended this course in 2019.

ITroSCo 2020 was held online

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, the ITroSCo 2020 was held online with the theme “Tropical Utilization, Conservation, and Sustainability”. Around 22 students from the USA, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, Japan, Germany, Egypt, India, Guatemala, Madagascar, Romania, and Colombia attended the summer course in 2020.

We will hold the ITroSCo 2021 with the same concept as 2020 using a different theme

This year, the theme is “Traditional Fisheries and Technology in Indonesia for Sustainability Eco-development”. We choose this theme because Indonesia is considered multi-ethnic and multi-culture, which benefits the fishermen to capture and culture the fish. In addition, some districts use the Indonesian culture to preserve the marine ecosystem. Therefore, this summer course aims to show the participants how Indonesian culture affects fish capture and culture. Several experts from Universitas Diponegoro and Partner Universities from Japan and the USA will deliver the subject. The ITroSCo 2021 will be held from August 18th – September 1st, 2021.

In this course, you will learn about

  1. Human ecology, arts, culture and belief of coastal community: Uniqueness Beyond ModernizationIt will introduce the socio-culture of coastal communities amidst the advancement of modernization, particularly in Indonesia.
  2. Preserving biodiversity for sustainable fisheries production through local wisdom. It will provide knowledge about the local wisdom of the local community in preserving the biodiversity of fisheries resources to remain sustainable.
  3. Traditional Aquaculture of Small-Scale Fisheries. It covers the introduction to the traditionally-managed small-scale aquaculture industry.
  4. Enormous Flavors of Fisheries Products using Traditional Processing Technology. It will provide knowledge on several traditionally-produced fisheries products with a tremendous Indonesian characteristic.
  5. Traditional Processing Meets Biotechnology: Functional Ingredients from Fisheries Products. It will provide knowledge on traditional fisheries product processing combined with biotechnology to produce a functional food product.
  6. Marine Natural Products from Indonesia’s Traditional Knowledge for Future Biopharmaceuticals. It covers the natural products derived from marine-based on the local wisdom that can be exploited as the future bio pharmacy.
  7. Understanding Sea Phenomenon in Indonesia. It covers the phenomenon of marine dynamics in Indonesia related to the culture and technology of fish capture in Indonesia.
  8. Indonesia’s marine ecosystems from an international researcher point of view. It will provide an overview of the Indonesian marine ecosystem from the perspectives of international researchers.
  9. The philosophy behind the art of Indonesian Mangrove Batik. The UMKM of the Batik industry will provide it. They will explain the making of batik and the types of batik patterns.
  10. Introduction to Javanese culture. It will be delivered by the cultural experts that will explain the Javanese culture, particularly the culture of the coastal community on the north coast of Java.
  11. Introduction to Semarang indigenous fish products. It will be presented by the fish processing practitioners who successfully turn the fisheries products of Semarang into national products.

Advantage for You

Moreover, you will have an opportunity to discuss with the experts from Universitas Diponegoro, Japan, and the USA universities. In addition, you can also join the virtual concert, virtual tour in Semarang city, Fishermen Community areas, Karimun Jawa Islands, and virtual practice on the traditional fish culture and fish products processing.

Therefore, we cordially invite the interested international students (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduates), post-doctoral students, lecturers, and practitioners to participate in this summer course. This year’s summer course will be held in the online course system MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and ZOOM. The registration starts from June 1st to July 21st, 2021.