UGM and PT. Chevron are committed to develop human resource competencies in Indonesia in geoscience, geothermal and petroleum fields. The partnership is embodied by procurement of laboratory equipment to Engineering Faculty in the amount of 3,7 billion rupiahs.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., wished that it could help increasing the competencies of Faculty of Engineering Alumni in the petroleum and geoscience fields. “The program is not just in a physical form but also an upgrading for students and lecturers,” she said after receiving the aid at the Faculty Hall at UGM, Tuesday (12/08).
The partnership between UGM and private sectors, according to the rector, will really help higher education institution increase their qualities. UGM nowadays is on its way to become Socio-entrepreneurship University which will focus on applied researches. “The challenges are more than that, it’s about how our researches could also go to industrial area and have copyright,” she said.
The partnership between UGM and Chevron is expected to create students that have high leader competence and global-minded entrepreneurs. “We think about what the world needs. The combination of educational institutions and industrial institutions. Our partnership provides information of technology needed for industrial field,” she explained.
Meanwhile, President Commissioner at PT Chevron Pacific, said that UGM is one of their educational institution partners beside ITP. Nevertheless, the program that has been going on for three years with UGM is the biggest aid they have given. “We have the same idea, stepping up to higher level by integrations,” he said.
Hamid said that Chevron is committed in building national-based education in a higher level. “We want to increase our human resources to have adequate competencies and capacities through research and its development,” he added.