PUBLIC RELATIONS UNJ (10/06/2021) – Postgraduate State University of Jakarta (UNJ) in collaboration with the Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH) through Secretary General Susilo, D.Ed held the 6th Virtual International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (6th Virtual ICPESS 2021). The 6th ICPESS Virtual was held on June 10-13, 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This year is the second time UNJ has hosted the ICPESS international conference. In 2015, UNJ has organized the 4th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science with the host of the Faculty of Sports Science (FIO) UNJ. At that time there were 24 countries from 3 continents present.
The 6th ICPESS presents 76 best speakers from 37 countries from 5 continents, including Indonesia, USA, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Belgium, China, Pakistan, Canada, Turkey, Romania, New Zealand, Ethiopia, South Africa, Philippines, Bulgaria, India, Malaysia, UK, Costa Rica, Brazil, Russia, Lithuania, Hong Kong-China, New Zealand, Serbia, Colombia, Slovakia, Republic of North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan, Nigeria, France, Vietnam. This event certainly has the potential to get the MURI record as the most participants from the continent, because not only in Indonesia but also in the world.
The theme of ICPESS 6th virtual conference is “Active Living Through Exercise and Sports Science: Future Trend for Global Creativity and Sustainability”. The basis of the theme is to support 17 United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially the third goal, namely Health and Well-Being and Quality Education.
Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia Dr. H. Zainudin Amali,S.E., M.Si. said ICPESS strongly supports the state of “new life, new normal” in the framework of “National Sports Awakening, Achieve World Achievement”. It is inseparable from the important element of sports as an instrument of healthy people’s lives. “Sports are also social and cultural products that have real meaning for individuals, communities, and communities. Through sports, a healthy society and sportsmanship are formed.” Dr. H. Zainudin Amali,S.E., M.Si.
Dr. H. Zainudin Amali,S.E., M.Si. also emphasizes the importance of sport science as an important element in the development of sports. It will also strengthen Indonesia’s position in international competitions. He also hopes that the thinking born of expert research in this conference can strengthen government policy in the field of sports.
Rector of UNJ Prof. Dr. Komarudin, M. Si said ICPESS has a great contribution in preparing for superior human resources, especially in answering future challenges. “Education in the 21st century relies on four main elements: critical attitudes, communication, collaboration, and creativity. That way, education is not only knowledge-based, but also skill. This conference gave birth to ideas and ideas that contributed to the advancement of Education in the field of sports and sports science.” Said Rector of UNJ, Prof. Dr. Komarudin, M.Si.
Meanwhile, according to director of postgraduate program of UNJ Prof. Dr. Nadiroh, M.Pd. said this conference has an important goal not only physically but also mentally “in a healthy body there is a healthy soul “. It becomes the foundation to build competent Indonesian human resources, because sports also build the spirit of honesty and sportsmanship.
“This event is also very useful because it brings together leading academic scholars, multi-disciplinary groups of scientists and practitioners from around the world to present and exchange ideas related to physical education and sports science.” Prof. Dr. Nadiroh, M.Pd.
Meanwhile, according to ICPESS Founder, Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN expressed great pleasure that UNJ has accepted an invitation to host the sixth historic virtual international conference for the physical education and sports science professions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The planning and organizing work went well, guided by and built on the success of previous conferences with an average attendance of more than 300 local and international delegates from 30 countries.” Prof. Dr. Ming-Kai CHIN.
Kai CHIN also reiterated the importance of active living through the support of sports science with creativity and sustainability. There is an emerging and continuous need to adapt interdisciplinary approaches, theories to practices creating a healthy community through a holistic model so that these goals can be achieved.
The full four-day virtual conference is designed to facilitate ideas, innovations, and interactions with researchers from around the world. ICPESS has grounded the best traditions of academic excellence, creativity, and global perspective as hallmarks. In this conference 44 selected articles will be published in The Journal of Physical Education and Sport (JPES) indexed Scopus.
In this 6th Virtual ICPESS 2021 activity, UNJ hopes to contribute in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program, especially the third goal, namely Health and Well-Being and Quality Education. In addition, it also builds a wider network between UNJ and various parties in various worlds.