Disaster issues in Indonesia and even in the world will continue to be interesting to study more deeply from time to time. Disaster events have naturally increased in both frequency and magnitude as population increases. The increase in the frequency and magnitude of disaster events is more due to the lack of consideration of the expansion of development areas in line with the increasing need for the use of available resources. New knowledge about the need for effective and efficient management of natural resources without increasing the risk of disasters has become an inevitable need now and in the future.
The development of information techniques coupled with the development of mapping techniques has given rise to potential geoinformatics techniques for effective and efficient disaster risk reduction efforts. The development of geo-information techniques is needed in developing life strategies that are adaptive to the threat of disasters and the wealth of resources that are currently considered dynamic.
The Geo-information S2 program is designed as a double degree program through a joint education system based on 1 thesis that is mentored and jointly tested by UGM and overseas parties. The double degree program is conducted with ITC-Twente University from the Netherlands. There are three choices to graduate from the program, namely:
(1) Full double degree,
(2) UGM single degree with additional lectures from partner universities,
(3) UGM single degree.
The implementation of the Geo-information S2 program by collaborating with overseas partners is intended to ensure the updating of the techniques provided in the learning process.
Moreover, the S2 Geo-information held at UGM guarantees the latest cases related to disaster management and resource development because Indonesia is seen as a very large natural laboratory.