Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and PT Royal Lestari Utama have agreed to collaborate in education, research, community service, human resources development, and other areas.
The initiation of this collaboration was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the Secretary of UGM, Dr. Andi Sandi Antonius Tabusassa Tonralipu, representing the Rector of UGM, and the Director of Human Resources at PT Royal Lestari Utama, Mursosan Wiguna, on Wednesday (November 15).
“Thank you, UGM, for helping with this collaboration. Hopefully, it will run smoothly and be followed up with a collaboration agreement,” said Mursosan Wiguna.
PT Royal Lestari Utama is a company engaged in industrial plantation forest management through its subsidiaries, namely PT Lestari Asri Jaya, PT Wanamukti Wisesa, and PT Multi Kusuma Cemerlang, which have concessions in Jambi and East Kalimantan, as well as processing plants in Samarinda.
According to the secretary, the company’s scope of work aligns with one of UGM’s focus areas: conservation.
“UGM is very interested in conservation. This is not something new that has recently become a concern but has been a responsibility embedded in us since the university was established,” he explained.
Dr. Tonralipu stated that UGM always welcomes new partners with open arms and is ready to establish collaborations that mutually benefit both parties.
“We invite industries not only to hire UGM graduates but also to enter the campus to interact and discover the best talents,” he added.
The secretary hoped that the signing of this collaboration would mark the beginning of a productive and meaningful partnership.
With the resources it possesses, according to him, UGM is sufficiently prepared to support the industrial sector through collaborative research and product development.
“The collaboration we build is expected not to stop at one point. I welcome you and thank you for your collaboration,” said the secretary.