05 Jul 2019

The Synergy Between Higher Education, Business, And Government Of To Address West Java Vision

BANDUNG, Telkom University – The Association of Indonesian Private Higher Education Organizations (ABP-PTSI) West Java collaborate with Telkom Education Foundation held Idul Fitri Silaturahim 1440 H in Telkom University Campus, Bandung. This event also organized a Seminar on Synergy of Higher Education and the signing of the MOU between West Java KADIN, the Association of West Java BP PTSI, IV Higher Education Service Institution West Java, and APTISI IV A West Java. The signing of the collaboration was witnessed by the Deputy Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum and the Chief of the Central BP PTSI Association, Prof. Dr. Thomas Suyatno.

The collaboration includes long-term education, short term and/or training, in order to create as many as “professional workers” with national and international qualifications.

The Chief of Telkom Education Foundation Dr. Dwi S. Purnomo as the host of the Eid Al-Fitr 1440 Silaturahim said that he welcomed this friendship activity because it is attended by the collaboration of Private Universities (PTS) in West Java, business world and government.

“The Synergization between universities, businesses, and the government is needed as a link & match. “This event is expected to have a positive impact on the world of higher education in West Java in particular and generally in Indonesia,” he said.

The Chief of the YPT said that Private Universities (PTS) requires to contribute to the country because the quantity is more than State Universities (PTN). In terms of quality, PTS is equal to PTN, even some Private Universities is better than PTN.

“We have to work together, both PTS to PTS and PTS to PTN to advance Indonesia through education “he explained.

West Java Challenge

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer & Seminar / Deputy Secretary General of the Association of BP PTSI Jabar Lili Irahali said that West Java with a population of 46 million, a large workforce, and promising economic potential needed the right development strategy as stated in the West Java Vision. One of the most important is the HDI (Human Development Index), and the APK of PT (Higher Education Gross Participation Figures) that really need to be improved to support the Vision.

“This is where the role of higher education, industry, government, and other stakeholders to cooperate to develop the human resource potential of West Java in accordance with the dynamics of industry & business, as well as the era of Industry 4.0,” he said.

The MOU as an initial step will be followed up in the collaborative implementation. West Java must have a road map of tactical steps starting from 2020 to 2030 as a reference for the development of West Java human resources according to national standards competency, and global qualifications.

“Proper and sustainable human resources in responding to the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era need to be understood and fulfill the requirements towards national and global competency and qualification standards. This condition will certainly increase the competitive position of West Java, as well as attract investors, “he explained.