UGM lost one of its best lecturers, Prof. Dr. Ir. Achmad Sumitro Purwodipoero, who passed away on Monday, 21 September 2009, 17.30 hours, at RSUP Sardjito, Yogyakarta. The Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Forestry was 74 years old.
This former Dean of Faculty of Forestry was buried on Tuesday, 22 September 2009, at 14.00 hours at UGMÂ cemetery in Sawitsari,Â preceded by a ceremony at Balairung. The academic community paid their last respect to him during the ceremony.
â€œProf. Achmad Sumitro was very concerned with illegal logging and illegal tradeÂ because, if these were not stopped, industrial revitalization would have notÂ been possible, and forest rehabilitation and conservation would have been useless and eventually affect the efforts to increase social prosperity,â€ said the Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D., in his opening speech.
Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Achmad Sumitro Purwodipoero was born in Jakarta, 2 December 1935. In his career he became Dean of Faculty of Forestry UGM for three periods in a row from 1977-1988. He left his wife, Hj. Djudju Djumaelah, and nine children. Hj. Djudju Djumaelah was his second wifeÂ following the death of his first wife, Hj. Astuti.