Study Tour

Bali Fieldwork Studies 2015 (30 November - 7 December 2015)

Students from all three taught postgraduates programmes joined the fieldwork study tour in Bali from 30 November to 8 December 2015. The main purpose was to study the sustainability issues that arise from a development model primarily based on tourism. In the first part of the tour, famous touristic areas in South Bali, including Kuta, Sanur and Ubud, were explored. In the second part, we focused on marine and terrestrial conservation issues on the North coast of Bali. Students were introduced to four different approaches to sustainability while visiting local organisations. Kopernik, an NGO which promotes social development through women empowerment. Karang Lestari focuses on marine conservation through community development. The Menjangan promotes corporate social responsibility as an approach bridging sustainability with business interests. Ecosanur is a grassroots organization which seeks to tackle environmental issues caused by rapid touristic development. Participants also had a chance to discover the unique culture of Bali, from temples and religious performances to arts and food.