Rector of IPB University Received Award from USAID and Kemendikbudristek RI

Rector of IPB University, Prof Arif Satria, received an award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) of Republik Indonesia. The award was handed by the Director of Learning and Students, Directorate-General of Higher Education, Kemendikbudristek RI, (5/10). The award was given to 8 rectors and 3 directors of polytechnic who have gone through Thematic Student Study Service in Entrepreneurship (KKNT-TKWU).

Nadiem Makarim, the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, in the National Conference of an Initiative in Employment and Inclusive Entrepreneurship, said that Freedom to Learn-Independent Campus (MBKM) is a response to a global trend.

"Which is the trend of faster changes. There are disappearing jobs and newly made jobs. We encourage students to study outside of their campus so they will face various challenges," he stated.

According to him, KKNT-TKWU is one of the implementations of MBKM. Students who were participated in KKNT-TKWU have an opportunity to practice entrepreneurship skills as a modal for the future.

"KKNT-TKWU had contributed to development in employment and inclusive entrepreneurship in various regions. Thanks to the collaboration between Kemdikbudristek and USAID, there are already 3.100 villages in 46 cities that become KKNT-TKWU place," he continued.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Higher Education, Kemdikbudristek, Prof Nizam said that through the MBKM program, students who are interested in entrepreneurship will not consider study as a restraint.

"Right now, we can connect those. This program opens the passion and potential of each student as wide as possible. Indonesia has the most start-up in South East Asia now. We keep that number, so successful start-ups come from the campus," he stated.

Prof Nizam hopes that through this program, more colleges will move to a learning method that frees the student's potential.

Besides the Rector of IPB University, other several rectors who accepted this award are Rector of Padjadjaran University, Prof Rina Indiastuti, Rector of Jember University, Dr Taruna, Rector of Siliwangi University, Prof Rudi Priyadi, Rector of Surya Kencana University, Prof Dwidja Priyatno, Rector of Malang Muhammadiyah University, Dr Fauzan, Rector of Kuningan University, Dr Dikdik Harjadi, and Rector of Surabaya State University, Prof Nurhasan.

As for the directors of polytechnic who are receiving this award are Director of Jember State Polytechnic, Syaiful Anwar, STP, MP, Director of Bandung State Polytechnic, Dr Ir Rachmad Imbang Tritjahjono, MT, and Director of Semarang State Polytechnic, Drs Budi Prasetya, MSi. (dh/Zul)(IAAS/EAZ)

Published Date : 05-Oct-2021

Resource Person : Prof Arif Satria, Nadiem Makarim, Prof Nizam

Keyword : Kemendikbudristek, IPB University, Rector, Awards, Freedom to Learn-Independent Campus