Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan) or Indonesian Defense University has established a cooperation with Universitas Gadjah Mada in terms of defence technology research development. Signing of the cooperation agreement was done between Rector of UGM and Rector of Unhan in the conference room at UGM main office on Friday (24/2).
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc, Ph.D., said UGM was attempting to be a world class research university through the implementation of higher learning missions, i.e. education, research, and community service. The cooperation with Unhan, said the Rector, was one effort to achieve that goal. “This cooperation is important to accelerate achieving that vision. Related to defence research technology, UGM has study programme and centre of studies that are focused on that direction,” she revealed.
Prof. Dwikorita mentioned some research done at UGM that can be included in the cooperation for defence technology development, among others are surveillance ship, sea robot, and rocket technology.”I think all that research is conducted in order to advance our defence technology,” she said.
UGM also has study programme in social studies related to faith and cross-cultural studies, such as those offered in its graduate and doctoral programme as well as innovation in the learning of Pancasila. “Presently, we are developing innovation in the learning of Pancasila,” she explained.
Rector of Unhan, Lt. Gen. TNI Dr. I Wayan Midhio, said Unhan was one of 49 defence universities in the world. To increase the quality of research and community service, Unhan collaborated with UGM. “We hope for support from UGM in the form of cooperation between lecturers and students. For community service, we’re focusing on state defence,” he said.