Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and Bank Indonesia (BI) have agreed to enhance cooperation by extending their collaborations in education, research, and community service.
Signing of cooperation agreement was done by Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Deputy Governor of Bank of Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo, Ph.D., in the Sukadji Ranuwihardjo Auditorium at Magister Management hall, UGM, on Friday (24/2).
Rector of UGM welcomed the extension of collaboration with the Bank. This is one attempt to realise state sovereignty.
“The cooperation agreement this time is an attempt to continue previous collaborations that have beed done between UGM and BI previously,” she said.
Dwikorita said currently Indonesia was facing stronger global challenges. Hence, human resource increase in capacity and quality are needed to meet these challenges.
“In the future this collaboration is expected to be able to increase the state sovereignty and competitiveness, not only in the economy, but also other walks of life,” she said.
Deputy Governor of BI, Perry Warjiyo, said the collaboration with UGM had started since 2003 with Faculty of Economics and Business. But this time, the cooperation was done on a wider scale, said Perry, in education for courses and curriculum on central bank, also practitioners from the Bank would come to teach students.
“We also hope there would be a research collaboration to help out on policy drafting,” he added.
On community service, the Bank is committed to giving education funding in the form of scholarships for research of undergraduate and graduate programmes, as well as internship at BI for UGM students.
“Through this renewed agreement, hopefully there will be collaborations between the academics and policy practitioners so that these can make university graduates more competitive in the globalisation era to support the nation,” he concluded.