UGM and GE International Operation Company formed a partnership in education, curriculum development, and research. Forms of cooperation are embodied by conducting signing of cooperation by UGM Rector, Prof.Ir Sudjarwadi, M. Eng, Ph.D., and CEO of GE Indonesia, Dr. Handry Satriago, at UGM UC on Thursday (10/11).
In remarks after the MoU signing, CEO of GE Indonesia Handry Satriago asserts that GE’s development cannot be separated from the history of the city of Yogyakarta. The cooperation with UGM is also in line with the vision and contribution of GE to develop education in Indonesia.
"By contributing to education, we hope that the people of Indonesia can compete with the global community. Cooperation with UGM, hopefully, can produce excellent candidates of nation leaders,” said Handry.
Another GE's vision is to contribute to technology. Currently, there is much technology being developed that provides many benefits to society. He gave examples of the development of ultrasound technology for midwives and health workers and trains’ locomotive that have low emissions.
"In addition, it provides solution to the energy crisis problem in Indonesia," Handry added.
Meanwhile, UGM Rector, Prof.Ir Sudjarwadi, M. Eng, Ph.D., assessed the cooperation with GE is in line with UGM ideals based on the values in developing and applying science for civilization, usefulness, and happiness of mankind.
With the cooperation, Rector hopes that UGM will be able to contribute in developing and applying science in society. Moreover, UGM through the Development Acceleration of Quality Leadership (PPKB) program implemented by Directorate of Student Affairs has conducted activities that aim to produce excellent leaders in the future.
"The global future leaders program since the last three years has been quite a success and will continue to be developed," said Sudjarwadi.
The Rector assessed the cooperation and network between colleges and business sectors will increasingly provide tangible benefits to the community. Through various projects and particular activities that had been undertaken by lecturers and students, UGM in the future will become a training center for many people.
"With projects and innovations that are constantly being developed such as in Bantul, Gunungkidul or Kulonprogo, UGM will become a training center for various community groups," said Rector.
Before signing the MoU with UGM Rector, CEO of GE Indonesia gave stadium generale to the students of UGM. The event that was arranged in the GE Campus Day thanks to the cooperation with the UGM Career Development Center (CDC).