The Board of Trustees (MWA) is the highest body in the university that represents the interests of the government, the interests of the community and the interests of the university itself. MWA UI carries out normative functions in non-academic fields representing the Government, Society and UI to determine general policies, supervise and evaluate UI management including financial health conditions.
On Wednesday (23/03), the Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU was accompanied by the Manager of Student Affairs, Research and Community Service, Dr.rer.pol. Romadhani Ardi, S.T., M.T., Cooperation Manager, Venture and Alumni, Dr.-Ing. Ir. Dalhar Susanto, and the Head of the Innovation Entrepreneurship Unit and the Head of the Reverse Engineering Center, Dr. Muhammad Sahlan, S.Si., M.Eng. met with Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, S.E., M.U.P., Ph.D., a member of MWA UI who is also a commissioner of six large public companies in Indonesia.
At the meeting, Dean Heri reported the progress of FTUI after the change of leadership from the previous leadership period and explained the plan for the next four years. “In the future, we want to continue the achievements made by the Dean of the previous period. Several things that will be the focus of development in the next four years are producing research innovations and developing FTUI with 3 strategies, modernization and internationalization of education, producing innovative products through entrepreneurship innovation and paying attention to engineering interdisciplinary trends,” said Dean Heri.
To achieve this, FTUI formed three new units, the Innovation Entrepreneurial Unit, the Education Modernization and Internationalization Unit, and the Engineering Interdisciplinary Research and Education Unit. In 2021, FTUI has completed the construction of the FTUI i-CELL Building which is an interdisciplinary educational laboratory. FTUI’s cross-disciplinary research has produced many innovative works, in the last two years many innovations related to the Covid-19 pandemic have been produced, such as the COVENT-20 ventilator, PUVICON air purifier, propolis, and many others.
Prof. Bambang Brojonegoro welcomed the FTUI development plan in the future. “God willing, I am ready to support the Dean’s plan to develop FTUI for the better. Hopefully in the future FTUI can be a pioneer in downstreaming innovation products in the field of technology and can provide more impact for the people of Indonesia.”
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