Two faculties of Universitas Gadjah Mada receive educational aid from the Djarum Foundation, Wednesday (29/2). Faculty of Economics and Business received auditorium facilities plus a learning instruments while the Faculty of Engineering received renovation aid for the digital library.
At the sidelines of aid deliverance in the KPTU Plaza of the Faculty, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Dr. Tumiran, said the aid worth approximately Rp1.2 billion was used to renovate the library with the facilities addition of digital library and room for video conferencing. "We also provide facilities for S2 and S3 students to learn," said Tumiran.
Tumiran also expressed his appreciation to the Djarum Foundation which has fully helped renovate the library building that was damaged by the earthquake in 2006. "Hopefully, this is helpful to educate the students of Indonesia, because the Faculty has 1300 students with 380 lecturers," he said.
Said Tumiran, the digital library is not only planned for internal use but also external. "We give opportunities to other universities to use it," he said.
Dodi Kartono Jayadi, one of Djarum Foundation representatives, said he was proudly able to claim to assist the renovation of educational facilities in the Faculty. "I feel proud to be a part of the Faculty of Engineering. Today I go back to the campus to participate in the library renovation," he said.
He also hoped that the alumni are also encouraged to contribute for the campus. "Hopefully, I can encourage the alumni in developing the Faculty to be able to help the learning process of lecturers and students," he said.
Senior Vice Rector for Education, Research and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Retno S. Sudibyo, M.Sc., Apt, said the educational aid is highly supportive to education at UGM to be a world-class research university. "As a research university, it is with libraries and laboratories at the heart," she said.
After the signing, the signing of the inscriptions of building renovation was done by the Dean and Djarum Foundation President, Victor R. Hartono. Then they went to see the library facility room. The event was completed with tree planting and stage performance by singers such as Ari Lasso, Kotak and Citra Idol.