On Thursday (9/3) Vocational College (VC) Universitas Gadjah Mada visited the National Archives Agency of Republic Indonesia in Jakarta. The visit from VC UGM represented by Wikan Sakarinto, Ph.D (Dean) with Radhian Krisna Putra (Vice Dean for Cooperation and Alumni and Strategic Initiatives) and Waluyo, M.Hum (Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Arts and Culture Management then welcomed by Head of ANRI, Dr. Mustari Irawan
Wikan informed that this visit aimed to discuss about the plan of cooperation between VC UGM and ANRI in order to establishment of D4 Archival Science in UGM.
“VC UGM and ANRI were already signed out the MoU, and planned that the next June we will extend this cooperation”. Wikan explained.
Head of ANRI also explained the full supports for the plan of establishment D4 Archival Science; some supports are like arranging the curriculum things, public demand of the graduates and help of the Lecturer / expert from ANRI to teach in Vocational College UGM as visiting lecturer.
“The total of archivist needs in Indonesia today is up to 200 thousands labor, but only 3400 archivist who are existing” Mustari added.
Not only discuss about the cooperation of D4 Archival Science, In the near future ANRI hopes that VC UGM will become the training center for all archivist in Indonesia through the Vocational Development Center (VDC)
His hope the D4 Archival Science will ready opened in the period of Student admission in the 2018/2019 based on the academic calendar.