Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara have reinforced their existing partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Rector of UGM, Professor Ova Emilia, MD, and the President Director of PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, Rachmat Makkasau.
This MoU marks a continuation of the two institutions’ longstanding collaboration, encompassing various projects and initiatives.
PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara has previously entered into multiple agreements with the UGM Center for Rural and Regional Studies and the Faculty of Psychology.
These agreements include the preparation of mitigation plans in the Elang Block of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, research program services based on community empowerment at the Department of Social Responsibility and Government Relations of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, Social impact assessment (SIA) of the Batu Hijau Mine of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, and career workshop and counseling services for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara retirees in 2017 with the Faculty of Psychology.
“We have implemented many programs, and several are joint programs with the Faculty of Forestry,” said Rachmat Makkasau on Wednesday (November 15).
Makkasau expressed his appreciation for UGM’s contributions and emphasized the company’s desire for even greater support in the future. He highlighted the need for expertise in social sciences to assess environmental and economic impacts effectively.
With this MoU, Makassau hopes the technical work will be more effective. He expects more robust support from the UGM Center for Rural and Regional Studies in the future.
“We also see various possibilities that PT Amman can do for UGM. Hopefully, this collaboration can benefit both parties, especially related to PT Amman’s activities to make us more effective and efficient,” the president director explained.
Professor Ova Emilia acknowledged the significance of this MoU and reaffirmed the university’s commitment to providing comprehensive support.
She emphasized UGM’s strengths in social sciences, humanities, technology, science, health, and agriculture, making it an ideal partner for PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara.
“We have quite comprehensive fields of study. In the social sciences and humanities, UGM is very strong, and so is with technology, science, health, and agriculture,” she said.
The rector further emphasized that the collaboration extends beyond addressing current challenges but also encompasses potential future developments.
“So, in this collaboration, we don’t only target outputs but also provide lessons for future generations in all fields,” she added.
Author: Agung Nugroho