UQ-UGM joint studio has started!

The joint studio between UQ and UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada) has started! We are very excited to have resumed this course after the ‘Covid-19 break’.

The course is PLAN3200/7200 Understanding development complexities. This is a joint studio course delivered annually between UQ and UGM in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, since 2015. Students from urban planning, geography, environmental management, development, social sciences, both undergraduate and postgraduate have joined the course for two weeks. The aim of the course is to develop experiential learning through ‘hands-on’ experiences.

Students work with communities in urban and rural settings understandings the complexities of urban and rural development in Yogyakarta. They learn from communities and other stakeholders. Other course partners include: Lingkar (local NGO), Arkom Indonesia (local NGO), Kalijawi (local community-based organisation), local governments from Yogyakarta municipality, Sleman regency and Gunung Kidul regency. The course is coordinated by A/Prof Sonia Roitman and A/Prof Ron Johnstone.

Some students receive the New Colombo Plan funding while enrolled in this course.