Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Komatsu Ltd., PT. Komatsu Indonesia, and Komatsu Indonesia Foundation have agreed to enhance cooperation in order to expand the areas of cooperation into education, research, and community service.
Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Alumni of UGM, Dr. Paripurna P. Sugarda, S.H., L.L.M, said presently UGM established collaborations with industrial sector to be able to downstream research outcomes conducted by UGM researchers, thus these can be beneficial to society. “UGM has declared itself as a socio-entrepreneur university, hence trying to get closer to the industry for the downstreaming of innovations,” he explained on Wednesday (18/3) after MoU signing at UGM Main Office.
Paripurna hoped the collaboration would enable the parties to contribute and work in synergy with each other that will benefit all.
Chairman of Komatsu Indonesia Foundation, Budiardjo Sosrosukarto, said previously Komatsu Ltd., PT. Komatsu Indonesia, and Komatsu Indonesia Foundation had established a cooperation with UGM in aid in the form of scholarships and heavy equipment.
“With this cooperation, hopefully we could expand the relations, not only with one party, but many parties that include Komatsu, PT Komatsu Indonesia, and Komatsu Indonesia Foundation,” he said.
The cooperations include joint research, general lecture, field trip and apprenticeship at Komatsu Indonesia as well as scholarships from Komatsu Indonesia Foundation.