UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., IPU, ASEAN Eng., along with the President Director of the Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corporation (PERURI), Dwina Septiani Wijaya, signed a memorandum of understanding on research integration and synergy between UGM and PERURI, Thursday (10/12).
UGM and PERURI have agreed to carry out research integration and synergy relevant to the development of researchers’ competencies and the collaboration of various researches in science and technology to strengthen the excellence and competitiveness of both parties.
“Innovation and research play a significant role. This is the foundation of business development to provide added value,” said Dwina.
She invited UGM and other universities to continue to contribute energy and thoughts for the progress of the nation and state by increasing the role of science and technology.
“Only nations and countries who master science and technology and apply it in innovation can triumph in creating prosperity in the future,” she said.
The scope of this memorandum of understanding includes research collaboration in fields relevant to UGM and PERURI's vision, mission, and strategic plans, exchange of competencies between institutions for researchers and/or expert staff, and exploration of the potential of both parties from various activities including competitions, seminars, workshops, and national and international conferences.
UGM and PERURI will also integrate to update scientific data and information for academic research or literature reviews, benchmarks, scientific research, and new, useful innovation research.
The signing of this memorandum of understanding was carried out online in conjunction with the launch of the PERURI Research Institute for Authenticity.
On this occasion, the Director General of Higher Education Ministry of Education and Culture, Prof. Ir. Nizam, commended them for the launch of the PERURI Research Institute and the cooperation with several universities in developing digital technology studies, especially those related to cybersecurity.
“Currently, the world’s technology is growing faster and ubiquitous, leading to the necessity of cybersecurity for the virtual and actual world in the industrial revolution 4.0. It is crucial to explore research and development,” said Nizam.
The Directorate General of Higher Education is ready to collaborate and cooperate, one of which is through a consortium that is expected to be the backbone of digital technology development in Indonesia.
“Congratulations to PERURI, hopefully, it can develop well and partner closely with researchers in other universities and research institutions,” he added.