Minister Encourages Universities to Get “A Grade” Accreditation Status
Date 22 September 2019
In order to adapt to industrial revolution 4.0, Indonesia’s universities, both public and private universities must enhance their qualities and get “A grade” accreditation status, according to Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir.
The Minister added that there is a significant increase in the number of “A grade” universities compared to that of the beginning of his administration as a minister. “To date, there are 96 “A grade” universities in Indonesia, 13 of which are private universities located in Jakarta,” Nasir said after attending graduation and the 70th Dies Natalis Commemoration of Universitas Nasional (National University), at the Jakarta Convention Center, Sunday (22/9).
On that occasion, the Minister also expressed hope that universities can become the engine that stimulates innovation to advance the country. The universities will also produce excellent human resources and science and technology which are the national invaluable assets in facing the industry 4.0.
Also attending the event were, among others, the Ministry’s Director General of Learning and Student Affairs Ismunandar, Managing Secretary of the Coordination for Private Higher Education (Kopertis) Region III Jakarta M. Samsuri, and a number of professors from Indonesia’s universities such as Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), and Jenderal Soedirman University (UNSOED), as well as professors from Malaysia and South Korea. (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Public Relations)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Yuyu Mulyani