In order to give support to each other in terms of state development, UGM collaborates with Universitas Islam Nahdlatul Ulama (UNISNU) Jepara, marked by signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) on Thursday (13/7). On the same day, Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., also signed an MoU with the local regency government of North Morowali, Central Sulawesi Province.
In a meeting at UGM Main Office, Regent of North Morowali, Aptripel Tumimomor, revealed the challenges faced by the Morowali local government such as the low number of teacher and doctors, minimum facilities and infrastructure, also low education and welfare.
“Our human resource is really below expectations, so is the infrastructure, especially in the more isolated areas,” he said.
Hence, he welcomed the cooperation with UGM as an effort to accelerate developments in his region. “I would like to thank the Rector of UGM that has given his time and welcome us to this campus,” said Aptripel.
He explained that North Morowali still needs attention and innovative works from many people. He hoped with this collaboration, both parties can expedite the development so that the regency may flourish. “This is what has been expected by the people of North Morowali,” he said.
The Rector in his remarks said that UGM was committed to making contributions to Indonesia’s regions and will dedicate itself for mutual interests.
“Our experts not only conduct research on campus, but also apply them in the regions to be able to accelerate the developments that we want to achieve together,” he said.
Prof. Panut welcomed the collaboration as an opportunity for UGM to implement its capacity for the sake of addressing real problems in the regions and reach common goals.
Similarly, to the Rector of UNISNU Jepara and two accompanying Vice-Rectors, he said he welcomed collaborations with other Indonesian universities that would implement the university missions.
“We can collaborate on many issues. I hope this MoU can be followed up with more technical arrangements in order that they can be implemented soon to improve our capacities,” he said.
Rector of UNISNU, Dr. Sa’dullah Assa’idi, M.Ag., also expressed his commitment to establishing good cooperation relations with UGM.
“During this time we have learned much from UGM in terms of education, research, and community service. The MoU would not just stop here, but we will continue with more useful cooperations,” Sa’dullah concluded.