President Jokowi to Open Indonesian Rectors Conference
Date 29 Januari 2016
President Joko Jokowi Widodo is slated to open the 2016 National Conference of the Indonesian Rectors Forum (FRI) to be held on Friday evening (29/1) at the auditorium of Yogyakarta State University (UNY).
The annual event involves a number of rectors from both state universities and private universities from all over Indonesia.
This years event adopts the theme Revolusi Mental untuk Memperkokoh Karakter Bangsa (Mental Revolution to Strengthen the Nations Characters).
In this conference, the rectors are scheduled to discuss two main issues, namely the State Policy Guidelines (Garis-garis Besar Haluan Negara/GBHN) and efforts to make Indonesia the worlds maritime fulcrum.
As many as 1,000 participants are expected to attend the event, including representatives from universities, institutes, academies, polytechnics under the supervision of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education as well asother ministries.
Also scheduled to attend the conference are Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir and Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.
Previously on Wednesday (20/1) last week, representatives from FRI met with President Jokowi at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.
At the meeting, FRI Chairman Prof. Dr. RochmatWahab, M.Pd., M.A, who is also the Rector of the Yogyakarta State University (UNY), expressed the readiness of rectors from both state universities and private universities to support the Governments programs.
We, rectors from both state universities and private universities from all over Indonesia, hold a national conference every year and this year, were going to hold the conference in Yogyakarta with the theme Revolusi Mental untuk Memperkokoh Karakter Bangsa (Mental Revolution to Strengthen the NationsCharacters), he told reporters at the Merdeka Palace last Wednesday. (SLN/EN) (EP/YM/Naster)