“Sustainable development is the responsibility of every part of society, across the world. It cannot be achieved without linkages, across the goals, but also between institutions, governments, companies, NGOs, and people.”
(THE Impact Rankings)

Relationships to support the goals

Relationships with regional NGOs & gov for SDG policy

IPB University has direct involvement in, or input into, national government or regional non-government organizations’ SDG policy development – including identifying problems and challenges, developing policies and strategies, modeling likely futures with and without interventions, monitoring and reporting on interventions, and enabling adaptive management:

1. Prof Bambang Hero Saharjo Receives an Award for Control of Karhutla from Menkopolhukam

Due to his active involvement in the national government to formulate forest policies, particularly in enhancing the prevention and mitigation of forest fire, Prof. Bambang Hero Saharjo was granted an award by the Koordinator Ministry of  Politics, Law, and Security of the Republic of Indonesia. 

2. Academic Paper for fisheries development policy in the Lake Toba Region

Center for Alternative Resolution and Empowerment (CARE) – IPB University provides an Academic Paper on the formulation of fisheries development policies in the Lake Toba Region to the Provincial Government of North Sumatra. This report provides inputs for the development of fisheries and tourism sectors in the region, which is one of the national tourism destinations promoted by the central government.

IPB Experts’ direct involvement in SDGs policy making


Cross sectoral dialogue about SDGs

IPB University actively initiates and participates in cross-sectoral dialogue about the SDGs. Some of the activities, among others:  

1. Interactive talk show on COP26 agenda

IPB University in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences, Center for International Forestry Research, and IPB University organizes an interactive talk show discussing the COP26 agenda. It highlights the importance of discussing Assessment Report 6 (AR6) is interesting to discuss at the Glasgow Conference as it provides an alarming result, a lot different from the AR5 previously compiled. According to the Climate Action Tracker, there needs to be a decline in emissions of around 5,5 M tons per year to reach 1,5 degrees Celsius in 2030, and it requires a high budget. 

2. National Conference “Make Coasts, Small Islands and Seas as the Driver of Blue Economy”

CCRMS IPB University organized National Conference on Blue Economy in collaboration with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Association of Indonesian Coastal Management Experts (HAPPI), the Leaders Forum of Indonesian Fisheries and Marine Universities and the DKI Jakarta Government. Through this activity, scientists from universities and research institutions as well as related stakeholders can exchange ideas, innovations and experiences in managing coastal and marine resources and small islands and SDG14.

3. International Conference on Biosciences

Department of Biology IPB University organizes the International Conference on Biosciences (ICoBIo) annually bringing together national and international scientists and practitioners on biosciences. For this year’s event, IPB collaborates with the Indonesian Biology Association and Universiti Putra Malaysia. Bioscience innovation must fulfill the goals of the SDGs, not only supporting economic added value but also supporting environmental and social goals.

International collaboration for SDG

IPB University has done much research on SDGs which were conducted under the international collaboration. This research has conducted data collection and measurement which are important as input in formulating solutions/interventions. Some of the international collaborations are multi-year and even long-term. 

1. CRC 990-EFForTS Phase 3 “Landscape Assessment”

International research collaboration under CRC 990-EFForTS has entered the third phase, which involves IPB University, the University of Goettingen, Germany, the University of Jambi, and the University of Tadulako. The research mainly focuses on the Landscape Assessment (LA) activity, which aims to carry out an integrative scaling up to assess the dynamics of ecological and socio-economic functions in Jambi which includes a variety of land uses such as natural forests, shrubs, rubber plantations, and oil palm plantations on a wider scale (landscape).

2. Observation of Plastic Litter in the Citarum River (Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream) West Java  

PPLH IPB University collaborates with The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies to observe and measure plastic litter in the Citarum River West Java, comprising upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Sustainability Report of Environmental Research Center (Page 1-2)

3. Developing an Integrated Strategic Instrument for Supporting The Integration of NDCs Into Development Plans and Policies

CCROM IPB University collaborates with Global Green Growth Institute to gather data and information to develop an integrated strategic instrument to support the integration of National Determined Contributions (NDCs) into development plans and policies to tackle global warming and climate issues (Page 10).

Sustainability Report of CCROM-SEAP (Page 10)

Collaboration for SDG best practice

Review comparative approaches and best practice

Most scientific publications by IPB’s authors are closely related to SDGs, particularly in the field of agriculture, marine, biosciences, and environment. Some of the publications are in the form of review comparative articles which are produced based on international collaboration.  

Developing sustainable small-scale fisheries livelihoods in Indonesia: Trends, enabling and constraining factors, and future opportunities

A comprehensive review on natural fibers: Technological and socio-economical aspects

Review of herbal medicine works in the avian species

The effects of dietary medium-chain fatty acids on ruminal methanogenesis and fermentation in vitro and in vivo: A meta-analysis

The Impact of Feed Supplementations on Asian Buffaloes: A Review

A systematic review of the contribution of system dynamics to value chain analysis in agricultural development

Potential of lacto-N-biose I as prebiotic for infant health: A review

Opportunities offered by plant bioactive compounds to improve silage quality, animal health and product quality for sustainable ruminant production: A review

Novel coronavirus: A review from origin to current status of therapeutic strategies

Microscale Ionic Diodes: An Overview

Similarities and Differences between International REDD+ and Transnational Deforestation-Free Supply Chain Initiatives—A Review

Environmental, Economic, and Social Consequences of the Oil Palm Boom

Traditional Fermented Foods with Anti-aging Effect: A Concentric Review

Collaboration with NGOs for SDGs

IPB University has collaborations with NGOs that make contributions to achieving SDGs. This is an important part that needs to be expanded in order to increase the contribution to SDGs and to expand the benefits of these programs/activities to ensure no one is left behind.

1. Collaboration on Mainstreaming the concept of Loss and Damage Climate Risk Management and Biodiversity in ASEAN

Center for Disaster Studies, IPB University collaborates with SEAMEO Biotrop and CV PIAREA to advance climate risk management within the ASEAN region through the application of a loss and damage approach to determine the magnitude of climate change impact and to formulate strategies for mitigation. 

2. Distributing humanitarian assistance by collaborating with NGOs

IPB Students participated in the Thematic Real Work Lecture (KKNT) program in the Kediri City area and distributed humanitarian assistance to victims of floods and landslides in the Brebek Village area, Ngetos District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java. This activity is implemented in collaboration with Ansor Youth Movement and NUCare-LazizNU, Local NGOs in Kediri City. At another occasion, the Center of Disaster Studies-IPB University Indonesian collaborates with The Association of Indonesian Professors (API) and IPB Alumni Association to distribute Aid for Disaster Victims in Mamuju and Majene in the province of West Sulawesi.

3. IPB University Researchers Discuss Climate Change Impact Resolution Strategies for Mangroves and Shrimp Cultivation

IPB University brings together Conservation International-CI and Indonesian Shrimp Forum to discuss sustainable cultivation practices called Climate Smart Shrimp (CSS). Dr. Ateng Supriatna from CI explained from the point of view of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), mangrove restoration activities and shrimp farming must sustainably go hand in hand. 

Education for the SDGs

Education for SDGs commitment meaningful education

IPB University has a strong commitment to delivering meaningful education around the SDGs as it is closely related to the core mandate of the university to develop science and technology in the field of tropical agriculture, ocean, and biosciences. Sustainable development has become a key point in the curriculum development of IPB University, and it gets more emphasis in the new curriculum developed in 2020 (K-2020). Here is a list of study programs at IPB University and some examples of syllabus provided by several study programs. 

1. Study programs at IPB University 

2. Some examples of SDGs-related curriculum

3. KKN-Terpadu IPB

IPB University also implements curriculum-based student activities for community development, named KKN-Terpadu. This program is mandatory for all third-year students. In this program, IPB University sends the students to many places in Indonesia to learn from the communities and to share and exchange their knowledge with the communities in achieving SDGs. 

3. Seminars 

IPB University organizes regular seminars that can be attended by students and the public. Many of these seminars have topics on SDGs and have become a media to educate students and the public on SDGs. Here are several seminars organized by the Graduate School of IPB in collaboration with Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Science (CTSS) and the Directorate of Scientific Publication and Strategic Information (DPIS).

Education for SDGs specific courses on sustainability

IPB University has the mandate to develop science in the field of agriculture, ocean, and biosciences, which has strong relevance to sustainability and SDGs. IPB through its Graduate School has a master’s and doctoral program in Environment and Natural Resource Management. For undergraduate, first year students have been introduced to sustainability-related subjects as part of their Common Core Courses (CCR), such as Innovative Agriculture, Land in Agriculture – Environment Nexus, Forestry, and Environmental Ethics, Conservation of Environment and Bioresources

Common Core Courses (Page 3-4 and description in page 8, 15-17)

Education for SDGs in the wider community

IPB University actively conducts outreach educational activities for the wider community, including local people, alumni, and displaced people. This is part of the University Tridharma. These activities are implemented at various scales with various topics according to core competence developed by faculties and study programs. The followings are several outreach educational activities implemented this year: 

1. Campaigns to Raja Ampat Student for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Coastal and Ocean Resources 

The campaign is aimed to increase awareness of youth in Raja Ampat’s small islands. This is important because the young generation will be the future leaders and decide how the resources that are known as the center of the world’s corals will be managed in the future.

2. Training for MSMEs to Develop Strategies in the Digital Era and Pandemic

CARE LPPM IPB University and Pertamina EP Trained MSMEs to assist them in developing their business through the use of digital technology which is very important and helpful during the pandemic and in the future. 

3. Faperta IPB University Launches IPB Innovation Village – Subang

IPB University continuously introduces innovations to the local communities, and one of them is through the establishment of an innovation village. Within this program, there will be no barrier between the university and the community, as access to innovation and knowledge is widely opened.  

4. LPPM IPB University Participates in Village Development Discussions in Subang



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