YOGYAKARTA – UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., and Sleman Regent, Drs. Sri Purnomo, M.Sc., agreed to strengthen the cooperation that has been established up to now. One of the efforts is to apply the UGM findings of intellectual works to benefit Sleman residents. "There is a lot of knowledge that can be transmitted to Sleman people associated with the findings of UGM works," Sri Purnomo said in the Ramadan Hospitality event with the leadership of UGM and Regional Legislative Assembly (DPRD) of Sleman at the University Club UGM recently.
Sri Purnomo added so far there have been many contributions from UGM for Sleman residents. He also hoped the new findings from UGM can improve the economy of the people. Sri Purnomo also supports and welcomes UGM’s plan to implement the policy that prohibits vehicles from going into campus for new students class of 2011. According to Sri Purnomo, this policy creates healthier and pollution-free environmental condition at UGM. "Of course, it is good for UGM to inform the surrounding people to create a healthier, beautiful, and better environment," he said.
Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., emphasized that UGM will continue to strengthen cooperative relations by holding regular meetings with stakeholders and people in the neighborhood of UGM. "It is similar to a family, the closer we are the smoother the communication," he said. He added that UGM also has made several meetings with representatives of residents around the campus related to the no-driving policy into the campus for new students in 2011.
Meanwhile, a representative of the DPRD, Nur Sasongko, in his speech said that such meeting should not only be carried out routinely during Ramadan, but should be followed by similar meetings in other occasions. "There are many problems that can be solved together. We’re always open to discuss them together," he concluded.