In its almost fiftieth anniversary, Faculty of Agricultural Technology UGM has consistently upheld the vision and mission to generate educated and qualified human resource in agricultural technology science who have good characters. Human resources are needed in order to support agricultural development and transform it gradually towards agriculure that orientates towards strong and sustainable industry. “Therefore, UGM vision to become World Class Research University has indirectly given the mandate to the Faculty to formulate the vision as center of excellence in the implementation of Tri Dharma university motto in food and agroindustry,” said Dean, Prof. Dr. Ir. Djagal W. Marseno, M.Agr., in the Auditorium of the Faculty on Wednesday (19/9).
Thus, in the future the development orientation of Faculty of Agricultural Technology is towards good faculty governance as the foundation to produce graduates and professional work at national and international levels. To realise that, it needs accurate planning, cooperation and hard work.
“Conceptually, therefore, the first phase roadmap of the Faculty between 2004-2008 is to lay the foundations for good faculty governance and the second phase, 2008-2012, to focus on developing the foundations of good faculty governance through organisation health strategy, professionalism and internasionalisation through networking, KOPINet," he added.
In its 49th anniversary, organisational health focuses on the formation of strong quality management system to run the Faculty organisation. Professionalism is directed towards increase of productivity and acknowledgement of lecturer and staff competence. Meanwhile, internasionalisation focuses on national and international networking.
In the anniversary, the Rector, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc., hoped that the Faculty would progress well after some relocations from Sekip to Bulaksumur. The Faculty is expected to significantly contribute to the nation and state, scientific society and academic community. "It is ironic if as an agrarian country, we need to import raw food supplies, rice, salt, coffee, cacao and other food supplies. If managed well from upstream to downstream, our agricultural industry will make us an independent nation,” said the Rector.