As many as 129 student proposals for the Student Creativity Programme from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) have been approved for grants from the Higher Learning Directorate General.
“There are as many as 129 of the total 935 proposals on the Student Creativity Programme from UGM receiving funds from the Higher Learning Directorate,” said Head of Student Creativity Directorate UGM, Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan, on Friday (10/3) at UGM.
The breakdown of the proposals are 23 on entrepreneurship, 26 creation, 8 community service, 56 exact science research, 12 social humanities research, and 4 technology.
Agus said all 129 proposals would further be selected to be sent to the National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) 2017 at Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Makasar. This year there are s many as 3,918 proposals this year from all universities in Indonesia getting through and being funded by the Higher Learning Directorate.
“All proposals that have passed assessment by reviewers from the Higher Learning Directorate will be entitled to go to the 30th PIMNAS in Makasar,” he said.
UGM currently has devised programmes to improve and strengthen the quality of the UGM teams. First is to consolidate all the teams of the successfull proposals and further do monitoring and evaluation of them.
“We continue to improve the quality of the Student Creativity Programme teams by giving coaching and enhance the teams so that they can go through to the PIMNAS,” he said.
He hoped UGM in the future would be able to pass many proposals to compete at the national level, even to win the PIMNAS 2017 event.