UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., officially launched the Leadership Hall for the Master of Management (MM) Study Program FEB UGM on Tuesday (14/12). UGM MM students’ building aimed to facilitate soft skills and arenas dedicated to a multi-function for student leadership development and interest/talent in sports.
The building located behind the UGM MM campus consists of a one-floor building covering 720 square meters that provide arenas for sports activities such as futsal, volleyball, basketball, badminton, business fun games, and space development extracurricular-soft skills activities.
Hani Handoko, M.B.A., Ph.D., the head of the UGM MM FEB study program, said that the leadership hall building aimed to facilitate MM students in sharpening their leadership. “Our mission is to improve strategic business leaders. Hopefully, this building can be a place to sharpen students’ skills to become future leaders,” said Hani.
According to Hani, to become a promised leader, not only get knowledge, but students also need to develop leadership attitudes and character. “I think this facility is an integral part of the development of leadership at UGM MM FEB,” he said.
The Dean of FEB, Dr. Eko Suwardi, hoped that this leadership hall building could be used as well as possible by students like the central building which, according to him, is getting better because those who worked there were sincerely doing their work for developing education, especially for the sake of educating the nation’s youths.
At the same time, the UGM Chancellor, Prof. Panut Mulyono, said that the university is highly enthusiastic if the faculty and study programs can facilitate students’ ability to support their abilities to be prospective leaders. “Leaders do not only grow from textbook courses, but sports activities also participate in forming leadership because it is where students are taught to be ready to lose and win,” he said.
Additionally, he also appreciated UGM MM FEB for developing facilities for students with the leadership hall building, which is supposed to be a place to meet and discuss.
The Chancellor revealed that throughout 2020, UGM planned various steps to build various facilities for student activities to grow and develop their interests and talents. He said the arena area is up to PKKH, currently being renovated and built as a super creative hub area for student activities to sharpen their leadership.
In addition, the Chancellor also disclosed that he had recently officially launched the Mardliyah Islamic Center to develop the spiritual character of Muslim students. Furthermore, he planned the south of the Faculty of Dentistry (FKG) area to become an area for non-Muslim students to pray and carry out religious activities.
“We are currently preparing the southern FKG campus to be created as a discussion and gathering place for non-Muslim religions, in the hope that it can maintain a sense of leadership and solidarity,” he said.
Author: Gusti Grehenson
Translator: Natasa A