Ghent University alumnus wins prestigious Indonesian award

Dr Bambang Supriyanto, Director-General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and alumnus of Ghent University's Faculty Bioscience Engineering, was awarded for ‘The Satyalancana Wira Karya Award’, which is a token of appreciation issued to Indonesian citizens who have been very instrumental and devoted to the nation and state.

This prize was awarded for his active role in accelerating the distribution of land access through policy innovation with the issuance of 19 Director-General Regulations and the development of the Social Forestry Information and Navigation System (so-called goKUPS), so that 4.42 million hectares have been distributed to 6,798 community groups for ecological improvement, reduction of social and economic conflicts.

Ghent University is very proud to count such a prestigious awardee among its alumni.

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