Department of Economics and Business of Vocational College Universitas Gadjah Mada (DEB SV UGM) officially established new study program of Regional Economic Development. This study program is now open for Student Admission of 2017/2018 academic year. The establishment of this study program was influenced by the dynamics of regional development in Indonesia. Regional Economic Development focuses on strategic region to encourage sectoral development. It is also considered as UGM’s contribution to diminish poverty and economic discrepancy and to support nation development.
Monday (27/3), taking place at Hall Room of Univercity Club Hotel UGM, DEB SV UGM held an MoU signing ceremony and a Seminar about “Prospects and Challenges of Regional Economic Development”. This event was opened by Prof. Suratman, the Vice Rector for Research and Community Service of UGM. Attending this event were more than 150 guests from Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of State Apparatus, Department of National Planning and Development (Pusbindiklatren), Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Dirjen Dirmawa, Governor of Yogyakarta, Mayors, Local Government, Chiefs of District, Heads of Department, Associations of Regional Economic Development, and representatives of schools in Yogyakarta.
This event began with MoU and MoA signing between SV UGM and Department of National Planning and Development (Pusbindiklatren) and between SV UGM and Association of Indonesian Governmental Planning (AP2I). In front of attendees and guests, Prof. Suratman warmly welcomed these cooperations. He expected that the establishment of D4 PEK could be a solution towards regional discrepancy in Indonesia.
“This cooperation is good news for you since graduates of D4 PEK are highly demanded in Indonesia these days,” said Prof Suratman.
Meanwhile, Wikan Sakarinto, M.Sc., Ph.D., the Dean of Vocational College UGM, said that SV UGM never stop innovating. One of the innovations is establishment of D4 PEK which is the first in Indonesia.
“Curriculum, internship, and certification should consider their link and match,” he said.
The guestspeakers of the seminar were Drs. Sumedi Andoyo Mulyo, M.A.,Ph.D., the Director of Underdeveloped Regions, Transmigration, and Rural Area of Bappenas and Drs. Bob Ronald F. Sagala., M.Si., the Sub-directorate Chief of Planning and Evaluation of Area II of Directorate PEIPD. This event ended with questions and answers session and discussions hosted by Laksmi Yustika Devi, M.Si.,Ph.D. (ty)