BANDUNG, Telkom University – Telkom University through the Directorate of Research and Community Service (PPM) collaborated with four universities in Indonesia, holding a National Seminar entitled Research Results of Independent Learning Policy on an Independent Campus (MBKM) and Research-Based Community Service.
The event, which took place at the Mason Pine Hotel, Padalarang, West Java, and online on Monday (27/12), was a program funded by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia.
The five universities participating in this event are Telkom University, Bina Insani University, Bhayangkara University, Greater Jakarta, Merdeka University Malang, and Flores University.
Dr. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, as Secretary of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Ditjen Dikti, Kemendikbud Ristek) represented by Arief Sanjaya, expressed his appreciation for the activities organized by the collaboration of 5 universities in Indonesia.
“We appreciate the five universities that have completed research related to MBKM and community service, which through this activity can provide benefits not only for higher education but also have an impact on the development of society in Indonesia,” he said.
Arief explained the government’s efforts to improve the quality of higher education in Indonesia through Tri Dharma. Not only for State Universities (PTN) but also for Private Universities (PTS), therefore through the MBKM program, lecturers and students will be required to be active outside the country. Campus and demanding that the industry is also involved in the teaching and learning process.
“We hope that through this seminar, we can provide optimal results both for higher education and for the community. The results of this research are significant for us because they can be used as an evaluation of the MBKM program in the future,” he said.
Rector of Telkom University, Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, the Keynote Speaker at this event, explained that the impact felt through the MBKM program will provide new variations in student and lecturer learning because of the agile curriculum.
“In addition, the involvement of the business world and the industrial world in this program will help universities in preparing graduates who are ready to work, so that the students we produce will have broad insights and are ready to engage directly in society,” he said.
Touching on the research process related to MBKM, Prof. Adiwijaya said that researchers felt many impacts related to MBKM, where student involvement would be more substantial in research because it helped lecturers develop innovation.
“Research related to MBKM will also improve the quality of collaboration between universities and the industrial world through the Kedaireka program and matching funds because the results of the innovation produced can be in the form of products that are useful for the industrial world,” said Prof. Adiwijaya.
Prof. Adiwijaya added that in terms of community service, this MBKM would make the service program more structured and sustainable and improve the quality of community service because lecturers and students will immediately solve problems that exist in the community.
“Therefore, the impact of MBKM on the main task of higher education, namely Tri Dharma, will improve the quality of education, research, and community service, because it is directly oriented to problems that exist in the community,” he said.
Technology may develop, but innovation in the form of technology must have benefits according to the needs of society.
“Hopefully, the collaboration between these five universities can have a good impact to provide benefits for the Indonesian nation in the future jointly.” Close Prof. Adiwijaya.