BINUS UNIVERSITY recently hosted the International Peace Foundation’s 6th ASEAN event series titled “Bridges — Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace” which was held at its Anggrek campus in Jakarta. The event featured a keynote speech by Prof. Sheldon Glashow — a Nobel Prize winner in the field of theoretical physics — who presented a short lecture on how basic science drives technological progress. As such, Prof. Glashow reiterated how the foundations of basic science have been applied in many ways from energy to medicine and defence that have impacted societies at many levels.
Rector of BINUS UNIVERSITY Prof. Dr. Ir. Harjanto Prabowo, Mr Bernard Gunawan as CEO of BINUS UNIVERSITY, BINUS UNIVERSITY lecturer and researcher Dr. Rinda Hedwig, as well as high-level representatives of international embassies were present at the event. Prof. Glashow further explained the pursuit of pure and applied sciences and the discoveries that have shaped the modern world today. It is therefore through the study of science that allows for the development of new technology that is essential to improving the quality of life for communities around the world and an important stepping stone for peace.
BINUS UNIVERSITY’s cooperation with the International Peace Foundation demonstrates the university’s continuous support for quality basic sciences education which has become an indispensable lever for innovation. Coupled with the university’s capacity for international networking, BINUS UNIVERSITY thus helps to fight Indonesia’s brain-drain and strengthen the country’s ability for sustainable development.