In an effort to improve cooperation with industry and society in general, UGM Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) through Jakarta representative office held a mini expo of industry research finding on Wednesday (28/9) at UGM campus in Jakarta. The event entitled Nations’ Independence Based on University Research and Industry was organized to introduce and offer the results of research conducted by lecturers and researchers at UGM.
LPPM Secretary, Dr. R. Wisnu Nurcahyo, said the shift of paradigm of UGM to become a world-class research university not only provides a shift of paradigm in performance and management of universities and their staff, but also significant changes in quality improvement and management of research by increasing research collaboration between researchers, industry and society. "The Mini Expo is intended to introduce research findings of UGM to the public and industry," said Wisnu in a release on Wednesday (28/9).
Wisnu adds this event is expected to disseminate results in the field of science and technology, agriculture, health and medicine of UGM to the stakeholders to give the actual picture of recent research products. The event is also aimed to establish forums and networks between UGM and the government, practitioners and business groups as well as industry to improve the quality of useful research. "This activity is also to develop cooperation and partnership between UGM with the governments, industries, companies, practitioners, and the general public in research activities," he added.
In the Expo, a number UGM researchers joined three parallel discussions in accordance with the theme of each cluster of research. They are Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, D.A.A., Ir. Bambang Suhartanto, D.E.A., Dr. Suyitno., S.T., M.Sc., Dr. Hilda Simail, Apt., M.Si., and Prof. Dr. Eng. Ir. Arief Budiman., M.S.