Faculty of Engineering Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) organises alumni gathering on Saturday (18/3) at the yard of the Faculty. It coincides with the 71th anniversary of event of Engineering Higher Learning in Synergy towards State Sovereignty, attended by Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M. Eng., Ph.D., former Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Engineering UGM, Prof. Panut Mulyono, and Chairman of Alumni Association (Katgama), Ir. Agus Prayitno. There was also launching of www.katgama.org website.
Panut Mulyono said the event marked the 71th anniversary of the Faculty. He said that the alumni association had given major contribution to curriculum development and increase of apprenticeship opportunity for students in the industry. “Through the alumni association, many alumni now work in state owned enterprises and industry, and they obviously gave major contributions to the Faculty,” he said.
Panut said the Faculty of Engineering was proud and fortunate that a number of alumni hold positions in the President Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla government, including Public Works and Housing Miniser, Basuki Hadimuljono, Transport Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, and Industry Minister, Airlangga Hartarto.
At the event Panut reaffirmed that he would team up with the alumni to driving leadership spirit, mentality, and characters of students through cross-generation learning programme. “We will encourage the mentality, attitude, and ethics of students so when they graduate, they already take hold of engineering sciences and other sciences related to their job,” he said.
This programme, according to Panut, was expected to prepare future Indonesian leaders. “Obviously, we want to have graduates with strong characters and ready to be the leaders in the future,” he concluded.