International Conference on Science and Engineering 2020

Faculty of Science and Technology UIN SUnan Kalijaga Yogyakarta once again held a conference, the 4th International Conference on Science and Engineering (ICSE) 2020. This conference was held on Wednesday, October 27, 2020 in the Convention Hall, Prof. RHA Soenarjo UIN Sunan Kalijaga Building. Because of the pandemic situation, this conference was held online. This event was broadcasted live on Zoom and Faculty of Science and Technology’s YouTube channel. The opening ceremony and plenary session can be watched on

This event was commenced by the Rector of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Prof. Dr. Phil. Al Makin, S. Ag., M. A. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of science and technology in advance civilization. It was mentioned that Indonesian citizens are religious people, but oftentimes religion was used for various interests. UIN Sunan Kalijaga will always try to make a synergy between science, religion, and culture. This is the vision and mission of UIN Sunan Kalijaga as initiated by Prof. Amin Abdullah with Islam and science integration-interconnection, passed down to the following rectors. The keynote speakers of this conference are Dr. Luis Castillo Henriquez of Universidad de Costa Rica who presents The Role of Pharmacy and Nanotechnology in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Mr. Sc. Artrim Kjamilji of Sabanci University Istanbul Turkey who presents Homomorphic Encryption and Its Application in Modern World, and Mr. Nasser Farid Geraldo of Benin who discusses Nutritional Assessment of Cake from Non-Fat Peanut Flour, moderated by Dr. Sri Utami Zuliana. This conference was attended by 276 people consisting of 109 presenters and 167 normal audiences. The audiences came from various domestic and foreign universities.

In her welcoming speech, the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Dr. Hj. Khurul Wardati, M.Si. talked about the importance of conferences as the media of dissemination and idea exchange in the science and technology field. This conference is an annual event of the Faculty of Science and Technology which is well anticipated by the domestic and foreign audience. She thanked and appreciated the keynote speakers, presenters, audiences, committees, reviewers, and anyone involved in this conference.

According to the chairman of ICSE 2020, Dr. M. Jafar Luthfi, the background of this conference is to regrow the spirit of scientists by thinking logically, and one of the ways to realize it is by doing research, making a journal and presenting them in this conference. It is also stated that this conference is all about appreciating what we have. This conference, which involved the internship students of the Faculty of Science and Technology, is a learning medium for them in designing and implementing scientific events.