Jababeka Group and UniversitasPresiden visited the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia (09/06). The visit ended with a talk show with the theme “Synergy of Higher Education and Industry Towards Technological Independence.” The talk show featured Mr. Setyono Djuandi Darmono as Chairman of Jababeka Group and the Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, S.T., M.Eng., IPU. This talk show was moderated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Susilo Soepandji, DEA, Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, FTUI, and Chair of the President University Foundation.

In this talk show, Prof. Heri explained the vision of education at FTUI for the next 4 years, “In the next 4 years there will be an emphasis on 3 values, modernization, and internationalization of education, research, and innovation that are superior and impactful and instill entrepreneurship in all academics in the FTUI environment.”

Regarding the challenges of higher education towards technological independence, the Dean of FTUI explained the strategy owned by FTUI “Reverse engineering is a strategy to create synergy between universities and industry towards technological independence. The application of reverse engineering cannot be done alone by the university. The university is an educational institution, where industry and universities work together in developing ideas, developing products and jointly developing products until the end result.”

On the same occasion, the Chairman of JABABEKA Group, Setyono Djuandi Darmono, shared his experience in pioneering his industry, “Jababeka Group was founded by responding to the needs of this country. The government sees that it cannot rely solely on income from commodity exports, especially oil. Then industrialization was accelerated by boldly bringing in foreign investors. Jababeka conducted a survey to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan to see how the industries were given comfort in their business and the facilities provided.”

Regarding the collaboration between universities and industrial companies, Mr. Darmono said, “If we cooperate with UI (on the electronics section) it can be mutually beneficial, our workers can know in advance the existing theories so that when offers (development of new energy from abroad) comes it can be analyzed properly. It would be very beneficial if Bekasi Power could cooperate with FTUI. There needs to be a good relationship between universities, industry and us as area managers.”

In the final session of the talk show, the Dean of FTUI expressed the hope of cooperation between the University and Industrial Companies, “Currently the University is busy with its own business, hopefully this collaboration with PT Jababeka can bridge the results of collaboration and produce mutual benefits, problem solvers for the industry, and for the community. Universities can develop students and nationally can have significant impacts on economic growth.”

The talk show show Synergy of Higher Education and Industry Towards Technology Independence can be watched on the UI Faculty of Engineering YouTube account or via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwYTbUiO6s&t=69s


Public Communication Bureau
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia