PhD Program in Environmental Science

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SEMARANG - The new Doctoral Program in Environmental Science of the Soegijapranata Catholic University (UNIKA) held an International Workshop on 24 and 25 August 2018 that was led by two environmental experts from the Open University of the Netherlands, namely Dr. Frank Van Belleghem and Dr Ansje Löhr. The workshop was held for PhD students and lecturers of the Doctoral Program.
The two speakers shared stories about dealing with plastic waste. Frank shared his knowledge on his research related to the environment and especially related to plastic pollution. 'Within our collaboration with the Soegijapranata Catholic University, one of our main topics is plastic pollution'. 'The impact of plastic pollution is huge. We therefore also want to see which stakeholders are involved in order to find effective solutions to overcome the problem,' Frank explained. The team tries to explore the effects of microplastics on human health, especially related to plastic waste in the coastal urban area. During the workshop, he also shared methods used to prevent or reduce plastic waste.
Dr. Ansje Lohr mentioned that she was happy to come again to UNIKA to share her knowledge with the new PhD students. 'The last six years, we have collaborated with UNIKA to conduct research on waste management and plastic pollution, one of the world's largest environmental problems,' Ansje said.
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Period24 Aug 201825 Aug 2018
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LocationSemarang, IndonesiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational