Value is a spirit or soul of an organization. With values, an organization will grow healthily. The values are the founding of how the organization is able to stand up. "That way it will not be quickly shaken by the exposures to values that come from everywhere," said Prof. Dr. Soedjito Sosrodihardjo, SH, MSi., in the auditorium of UGM Faculty of Agricultural Technology on Wednesday (22/2) when he was delivering the organizing report of The values of the UGM workshop.
Soedjito said values of an organization would be the guiding line for the organization in order to have a clearer vision and direction. In relation with the values of UGM, he recognized that not all academic community understand it. Even if they understood it, they did not have a chance to socialize it to other parties. "Contextual with the party, therefore UGM need people who understand the position of values as a guiding principle," said the committee chairman of the workshop.
The discussions results at the workshop that was held by the UGM Council of Professors showed strong willingness of participants in the workshop to maintain the values possessed by the UGM. The UGM values, among others, are UGM as the National University, the University of Struggle, Pancasila University, populist university as well as the Cultural Center University.
As National University, the title of “National University” attached to the UGM means that UGM as a university maintains and develops the nation’s unity and defends the Republic of Indonesia that self-proclaimed on August 17, 1945. The effort is made by promoting national interests to the interests of regions and groups.
According to Prof Dr. dr. Sutaryo, Sp.A. (K), historically the spirit of establishing a national university is triggered by the establishment of the Universiteit van Indonesie opened by van Mook (NICA) in Jakarta. "On the basis of this fact, the freedom fighters encouraged to establish a national university of Indonesia in Yogyakarta, with the goal of educating the nation’s sons to develop a variety of disciplines in order to build the nation," he said.