The Venue

Venue: Convention Hall, Universitas Andalas

 

Andalas University
Andalas University is one of the oldest university in Indonesia. It is established on 13th September 1956 as “UNIVERSITAS ANDALAS (UNAND)”. The university is situated at the west coast of Sumatra island at the elevation of 300 m above mean sea level. The main campus occupies 5 km2 area and is located 12 km away from Padang city, the capital of West Sumatra Province. The Universitiy consists of 15 faculties and 1 post graduate faculty.

The detail profile of Andalas University can be found at www.unand.ac.id; and can be watched at the following youtube video.

 

Padang City

Padang is the capital city of West Sumatra, and it becomes the largest city on the western coast of Sumatra Island. Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. As a city of art and culture, Padang is popular with the legend of Malin Kundang and Siti Nurbaya, and it annually held some festivals to support the tourism sector.

Padang occupies by more than 800 thousands residents and are mostly from Minangkabau ethnic group. Another Ethnic settled are  Javanese, Chinese, Nias, Mentawai, Batak, Acehnese, and Tamil. Among the people of Indonesia, the name of the city is generally associated with the Minangkabau ethnic cuisine and they are commonly known as Masakan Padang or Padang cuisine. Famous throughout Indonesia for its distinctive cuisine, Padang is the place to go to sample the famous spicy nasi padang food that has spread throughout the country and the world. Padang food includes such delicacies as the spicy coconut curry rendang and soto padang.

 

How to Get into Padang City and Andalas University

Padang City can be reach by air through Minangkabau International Airport. There are 4 possible hubs available to travel from abroad to Minangkabau International Airport:

  • The main hub is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with a 1.5 hours flight. Many air transport services are available such as Garuda Indonesia Airways, Citilink, Batik Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Lion Air.
  • Halim Perdana Kusuma International Airport in Jakarta with a 1.5 hours flight (by Citilink and Batik Air).
  • Kuala Namu International Airport in Medan with 1 hour flight  (by Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport with 1 hour flight (by Air Asia)

 

From Minangkabau Airport to Andalas University:
a 40 minutes Travel by Taxi for Rp 200.000 – Rp 300.000 (around 1 USD = Rp. 13.000)



 

ICDM 2022 is organized & hosted by Universitas Andalas, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Co-Host: Universitas Pertahanan Republik Indonesia, Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Universitas Indo Global  Mandiri, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, Universitas Bung Hatta, Institut Teknologi Sumatera, STMIK Indonesia Padang
Disaster Research Center of Andalas University (PSB-UNAND), Indonesia. Contact us at icdm@eng.unand.ac.id