[unpad.ac.id, 3/9/2019] The research team from the Ethnoscience Division of the Center for Science and Technology Studies of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, conducted a staff exchange at the University of Duisburg Essen (UDE), Duisburg-Germany, August 5 – September 3, 2019.
This activity was a continuation of the Kick-Off Meeting that was carried out by the International Consortium of Research Innovation and Staff Exchange_Social Media Analytics (RISE_SMA) for Society and Crisis Communication.
The team consisted of Prof. Dr. Budi Nurani Ruchjana from the Department of Mathematics, and Prof. Dr. Atje Setiawan Abdullah from the Department of Computer Science. There, the team presented material about Ethno-informatics with Spatial Data Mining to support cultural preservation in Indonesia through Toponymy (naming places) and Anthroponymy (naming people) studies.
This research was also supported by multidisciplinary studies in the fields of computer science, history, culture, arts, language, economics, communication, mathematics, and statistics.
The team delivered material about Ethno-informatics or the application of information technology in culture to support the implementation of Law No. 5/2017 on Cultural Promotion. This was conveyed in a release received by the Unpad Office of Public Communications.
Toponymy research results show that Indonesian folks possess the following traits: cultured, hard-working, respects their leaders, preserves their environment, loves their place of residence, and has a good community culture.
This research is expected to be an inspiration for Indonesian people to be able to understand the culture of Indonesian people and is expected to be included in the character education curriculum in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the results of anthroponymy research show that the culture of naming people in Indonesia has changed more rapidly from year to year.
This research calls on Indonesian people to maintain their local culture when naming people. In addition, this research became a recommendation for the government to preserve local culture and in upholding diversity.
This consortium which was funded by the European Union for the 2019-2022 period was chaired by Prof. Dr. Stefan Stieglitz from UDE, involving LIACS Leiden University; the University of Agder, Norway; the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, UNISINOS Brazil, Virtimo Company and Kristiansand Municipality Norway and Unpad as representatives of developing countries. *
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