Once again, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) opened Research Week event, exhibiting latest research outcomes produced by lecturers, researchers and students. The Research Week 2010 that lasts from 12-17 July is expected to become the learning media between shareholders to resolve many national issues. “The outcome of the research is expected to benefit the nation and develop Indonesia into a bigger nation due to their big heart and hard work,” said Rector Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D., in Grha Sabha Pramana on Monday (12/7), opening the event.
He said that university research outcomes would not be much of use if they remain research reports only. As a scientific product, researches need to be socialized to the general public. He said that the research would have no meaning if it is not applicable in the community, a research should be able to help people and address problems. “Researchers can come in a new technology or anything that is applicable up to the industrial level. They can also come in recommendations,” the Rector said.
This time, LPPM also holds other programs, including a general lecture by Prof. Mag. Dr. Gunther Bonn from Innsbruck University, Austria, and the return ceremony of 11 Austrian students and 3 lecturers from KKN program in Kulonprogo regency.
Dr. Wisnu Nurcahyo, chief committee, said that 18 faculties, 20 centers of studies, 15 units, and 27 SMEs joined in the exhibition. “It is expected that this will encourage the Government, the industrial sector, business sector and society, in which they can intensively make use of the research and community service. All can learn and interact with each other about the latest information on policy and strategy through research and community service,” Wisnu said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Klaus Woelfer, Austrian Ambassador, said that he appreciated the cooperation between Austria and UGM. The participation of Austrian students in the KKN program may serve as a symbol of the close cooperation between the two. “We would try to increase the cooperation in various areas with UGM, moreover that Yogyakarta has an important significance after Jakarta. There will be more of our students being involved in the cooperation programs,” the Ambassador said.