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Yogyakarta State University in collaboration with the Indonesian Young Scientist Association (IYSA) held the World Youth Invention and Innovation Award (WYIIA) which was held online from 17-21 August 2021. This activity aims to provide opportunities for teenagers to showcase their work and improve the quality and type of work that has contributed to the development of the world. WYIIA was attended by 377 teams from 34 countries including from the United States, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Korea and Indonesia as hosts with participants from junior high school to college.

It was opened by UNY Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Margana, who hoped that this activity could build mutual understanding between young people to develop cultural awareness. "This activity can be to find students who are creative, innovative and qualified in the fields of science and technology," said Margana. President of IYSA Deni Irawan, M.Pd said that this activity coincided with the commemoration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, therefore it is hoped that this momentum can increase the enthusiasm of the young generation of Indonesia to increase their contribution to the country. "We also collaborate with several national and international institutions to improve the quality of education, especially in the field of research," he said.

WYIIA is divided into 8 categories, namely mathematics, environment, technology, energy and engineering, life sciences, social sciences, physics and education. As the host, UNY sent 12 teams that participated in almost all categories. This competition competes for gold, silver and bronze medals as well as UNY Special Award, UNY Rector Award, IYSA Special Award, IYSA Lachievement Award and IYSA Grand Award. In addition to the competition, WYIIA also held a webinar with speakers Deputy Director fort Collaboration and International Relations, Bogor Agricultural University, Dr. Ing. Dase Hunaefi, and International Advisor of Positive Thoughts from the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Dragan Jovanov which was held on Friday (8/20).

One of WYIIA's participants, Wolly Dwi Parma said he would try his best in this competition and hoped that his work could be realized in Indonesia. The student of the automotive engineering education study program, Faculty of Engineering UNY, made the work 'Regional Security System from Covid-19 using E-KTP' in the technology category. "We are optimistic that we can win gold," he explained. Meanwhile, Embun Ayudya Pawestri participated in this activity to seek experience participating in international competitions. The student of the Sociology Education study program, Faculty of Social Sciences, UNY and her colleagues sent three papers in the field of social sciences. "I also want to get an international certificate as a provision after graduating from college," he hoped. With this activity, UNY has implemented a sustainable development agenda in the field of quality education and partnerships to achieve the goals.

source from :https://www.uny.ac.id/id/berita/uny-gelar-world-youth-invention-and-innovation-award