As many as 285 student teams on creativity programme that will receive grants from the Higher Learning Directorate were briefed by the leadership of Universitas Gadjah Mada. Supervising lecturers were also present in the event along with dean and director of UGM Vocational School, as well as vice-dean and deputy director for academic and student affairs.
Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs of UGM, Prof. dr. Iwan Dwiprahasto, M.Med.Sc. Ph.D., appreciated everyone that had worked together and made UGM a university with the most grant recipients. He hoped this would serve a basic asset to be successful in the National Scientific Week 29 at Bandung Agricultural Institute (IPB).
“UGM is committed in making the National Scientific Week 2016 a success by giving advance financing as well as laboratory facilities,” he said on Thursday (3/3) in Grha Sabha Pramana Hall of UGM.
Head of Student Creativity sub-directorate of UGM, Ahmad Agus Setiawan, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., said this event was an effort to prepare the UGM teams for the National Scientific Week. He hoped this would help it run well.
“This event is a form of UGM support for the teams that have been offered grants to guide them in implementing their programme later,” he said.
Dr. Med. dr. Indwiani Astuti, a resource person who is also a member of panel of juries for the National Scientific Week, emphasised the need for serious programme implementation. She said that the competition during the Week was very tight so it is important for them to think of other efforts in order to get selected for the external monitoring and evaluation (monev) done by the Higher Learning Directorate.
Another resource person, Drs. Haryanto, M.Si., asked all the teams to think and act creatively in carrying out their programmes as creativity is one important key to go to the National Scientific Week.