USAID SHERA is a five-year higher education partnership program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase the research capacity of the Indonesian higher education sector and collaboration among Indonesian and U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) in the fields of science, technology and innovation. USAID SHERA collaborated with the Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) to identify the five (5) Indonesian universities that will establish and host Centers for Collaborative Research (CCR) within the priority research areas. Depending on the CCR, partnership members will also include local government and research institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. NCSTT has awarded as one of the CCR on Innovative Technology.
Appointed as the lead university, supported by 8 faculties (STEI, FTI, FTMD, SAPPK, FTSL, FMIPA, SBM, FSRD)
In this program, the role of MIT is to conduct esearch on "Mechanical Integrity of Electric Vehicle Battery Packs"
In this program, the role of Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret is to conduct research on Battery development and electric motor analysis. This research includes Simulation for battery performance on bus operation and design characteristic and selection of motor for electric bus.
In this program, the role of Universitas Diponegoro is to conduct research on electric bus development and bridge the communication between CCR NCSTT and a bus manufacturing company which is based in Kudus. The scope of electric bus development includes the development of electric bus chassis, lightweight superstructure, static and dynamic loading simulation for crashworthiness and roll over validation.
In this program, the role of Universitas Sriwijaya is to conduct research on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) implemented in LRT Palembang. LRT Palembang consists of 13 stations. Additionally, for LRT Palembang’s case, park-and-ride facility issue will also be discussed. UNSRI’s team will finalize the data collection and analysis method design for the TOD. The data collections themselves will be followed by a stakeholder Focus Group Discussion. The outputs (policy paper and draft of journal paper) will be written after the research is accomplished.
In this program, the role of Universitas Sam Ratulangi is to conduct research on Transit Oriented Development in Sulawesi Island. This research includes the scenario to integrate transport infrastructure development and land use development in the corresponding area.
In this program, the role of Institut Teknologi Kalimantan (ITK) is to conduct research on transportation safety area. In particular, ITK will focus on health monitoring system and dynamic inspection for railway infrastructures.