Summer Course Program 2017 conducted by Lambung Mangkurat University which started on 29 October up to 6 November 2017 raised the topic of Mining Closure and Forest Rehabilitation in Ex Mining Areas: Mitigation of Ecological Impact. Not only inviting students in the country alone, this activity can also attract foreign students to provide knowledge and expertise about a topic on offer. In the Summer Course Program 2017 students will be introduced to how the mine is managed in South Kalimantan, as well as how to start mining activities and how to reclaim former mining areas. One of them with the provision of material by Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Yudi Firmanul Arifin, M.Si on mining and forestry in South Kalimantan. Head of International Office Arief Budiman, S.E., M.Mktg, Ph.D said the program is conducted to attract foreign students to come to ULM by providing a topic and programs offered to the student. In addition, activities financed by Kemenristekdikti this also can make the popularity of ULM in the eyes of foreign partners also increased. Students who attended the program came from Malaysia and the Libyan state, while for the region Indonesia was followed by students from Syiah Kuala University, Brawijaya University, and Kalimantan Institute of Technology.
Meanwhile, Rector Prof. H. Sutarto Hadi, M.Si., M.Sc says that with designing activities that are followed by international students, at least we have been recognized by other countries. ULM can sell good programs and useful and can be followed by students in various countries. Moreover, the topic that we provide is indeed a skill possessed by ULM. This is one step towards internationalization of University of Lambung Mangkurat, Rector’s said. The participants of Summer Course Program 2017 are also invited to visit the existing tourist destinations in the city of Banjarmasin as an effort to promote tourism potential as well as a visit to a coal mining company, PT. Adaro Indonesia that located in Tabalong and also PT. Jorong Barutama Greston that located in Jorong, South Kalimantan.
During the activities at PT. Adaro and JBG, participants were identified with how to manage water, voids, how to manage soil erosion on post-mining land, how the land rehabilitation process starts from seeding, and nurseries to planting seedlings in post-mining areas. (ULM IO)