Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., has been inugurated as the Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) for the period of 2017-2022 on Friday (26/5). Panut succeeds Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., who has completed her term of service.
A ceremony was held to mark this event at the Senate Hall of UGM. Panut took a pledge of duty and signed the handover certificate in front of the Board of Trustees and others in attendance.
The inauguration was led by the Chair of Board of Trustees, Prof.Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.,Sc. Afterwards, Dwikorita Karnawati also signed a letter that terminated her duty as Rector between the period of 2014-2017.
Also attending the event were Secretary General of Higher Learning, Ainun Naiem, Public Works Minister, Basuki Hadimuljono, Chair of State Civil Apparatus Commission, Sofian Effendi, Chief of Yogyakarta Police, Ahmad Dofiri, and other members of the university’s leadership.
Prof. Dr. Pratikno, in his remarks, hoped the new rector would carry out his duties well and make UGM deeply rooted whilst soaring high in achievement.
“One of the challenges ahead is to re-affirm the state ideology of Pancasila as a noble value and paradigm that is implemented in all university activities which include research, education, and community service,” he said.
Previously, Dwikorita Karnawati, in her remarks, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to lead UGM between 2014-2017. She hoped UGM would always promote the spirit of Pancasila in its activities.
“By the spirit of Pancasila, which is written in the UGM Statutes, achieving a more advanced and noble civilisation has to be done by implementing the socio-enterpreneurial spirit,” she said.
Panut Mulyono, when delivering the speech entitled “The Role of UGM in Developing New Civilisation in Indonesia”, said as the new Rector of UGM he was tasked with the mandate to carry out a civilizing role, which is to realise UGM in the future with total awareness as the active part of the movement to lead Indonesian towards a new civilisation. With science and technology as its basic assets, UGM has to be able to carry the country’s lives and nature towards an Indonesia that has noble civilisation.
“Going forward, UGM will strengthen its internal power, supporting Yogyakarta in carrying out the vision and mission of Yogyakarta’s uniqueness, building the nobility of Indonesian lives and nature as well as at the global level,” he said.