To enhance synergy, Rector of UGM has signed an agreement between UGM and the Army on education, research, and community service areas on Monday (9/7), done in the Military Academy Hall in Magelang, Central Java.
At the same place the Rector also signed an agreement with the Military Academy on the development of education, research, and community service, as well as utilisation of science and technology.
“The cooperation between UGM and the Army and the Military Academy has actually run a long time and this event is to renew those agreements with hopes that more cooperation can be expanded in the future to benefit these three institutions and Indonesia as a whole,” said Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng.
He said the cooperation was important to prepare the young generation in order to handle global competition and make contributions to the advancement of the country. He expected the synergy between the institutions would become a catalyst for the necessary solutions to national problems.
Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mulyono, appreciated the renewal of cooperation between UGM and the Army, hoping a strong synergy would arise in education system to provide UGM students and Military Academy students with insight and knowledge to deal with future demands.
“We see that this cooperation is very beneficial. UGM is one of the leading universities in Indonesia, and the common vision and commitment have made us continue the cooperation,” he said.
Governor of Military Academy, Maj. Gen. Eka Wiharsa, said the cooperation was an effort from both parties to establish partnership between higher learning institutions and to mutually help in terms of education, research, and community service.
“We hope this will be the foundation for the good initial step to advance Indonesian human resource into a world class human resource,” he said.
Following the agreement signing, general lectures were held, attended by hundreds of students of the Academy and lecturers. Panut shared knowledge and insights on challenges facing Indonesia and how education institutions can play a role in strengthening national resilience.