Universitas Airlangga and Kirklareli University held the International Online Summit of World University Association for Community Development (WUACD) 2020 virtually on December 22, 2020. The theme of the 2020 summit was about the planning for collaborative community service activities in the 2021 pandemic era.
The Summit started with a workshop on “The Role of Higher Education in the form of Community Service in Facing the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic” where speakers shared experiences and knowledge on the crucial role universities play a role in the pandemic era. The workshop speaker was Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Fatih Çömlekçi (Kirklareli University), Dr. Osman Gazi Güçlütürk (Kirklareli University), Dr. Agus Harianto, Sp.B (Universitas Airlangga), Assoc. Prof. Denis Ibadula (Ovidius University Romania), and Assoc. Prof. Cordelia Mason (Universiti Kuala Lumpur).
A discussion forum regarding the collaboration program was held too The forum was opened by Kirklareli University, represented by Prof. Neziha Musaoğlu and Universitas Airlangga, led by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih and Prof. Dr. Bambang Sektiari Lukiswanto.
At the end of the event, each participant received a unique “tree” certificate. The certificate is a form of collaboration between Kirklareli University and the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture, which means for every certificate, ten trees will be planted in Turkey on behalf of participants who attended The International Summit of WUACD 2020.