Singaraja- Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) inaugurated 1,510 graduates on 24 and 25 August 2023 at the Undiksha Auditorium Building. These graduates are expected to be able to compete in the world of work and be of benefit to society.
These graduates consist of Diploma III to Doctoral level with various study programs. Chancellor of Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Lasmawan, M.Pd said that as an educational institution, in the lecture process, Undiksha has tried to provide competencies for graduates that refer to future demands and opportunities. Therefore, he hopes that the graduates this time can be absorbed in the world of work or independently as job creators. The progress of these graduates will continue to be monitored. If there are those who have not been accommodated in the world of work or have a long waiting period, Undiksha will also reflect on the curriculum. “This is what the ministry means in the concept of Freedom to Learn-Free Campus. This means that innovation can occur anywhere, by anyone with a record of not leaving the corridors of ministry policies,” he said.
Delivered further, Undiksha as a higher education institution seeks to be proactive and able to take massive innovative steps in realizing and realizing priority programs of the ministry and national development, especially in the education sector. Prof. Lasmawan realizes that this is not easy to achieve. Qualified synergy is needed from all parties, especially how to accelerate the achievement of national education goals, namely to build competent and competitive human resources in carrying out the dynamics of a global society. “Indeed, there have been quite a number of achievements and innovations that have been built by us Undiksha residents so far. However, this is not enough if we compare it with the speed and tightness of campus competition in the era of disruption, which sometimes does not allow us to stop for a moment and take a breath to set the pace of progress,” he said.
The Chancellor from Bonyoh Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency said that currently Undiksha has tens of thousands of active students whose lectures are held on the main Singaraja campus and on the Denpasar campus. In the future, the utilization of the Denpasar campus will be optimized student body or the composition of the number of students can be increased significantly. This is important, because currently Undiksha, which is still a Public Service Agency State University (PTN-BLU), is in the process of becoming a Legal Entity State University (PTN-BH). In this case, the student body ideal is one of the essential indicators. “So that increasing the number of students is a smart step that must be taken to provide wider opportunities and increase the GER for higher education, in accordance with the direction of the national education development policy,” he explained.
Undiksha has also collaborated in the context of strengthening institutional networks and increasing graduate competencies with several PTNs and PTS spread across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, and Australia). One of them is Mingchi University of Technology Taiwan, which is a premium fast-track program, that is three plus two, where for 3 years at Undiksha and 2 years in Taiwan, students will get 2 degrees at once, namely a Bachelor’s and Master’s. CooperationFast Track Program with Anger University in the field of hospitality, and with La Rochelle University France in the field of applied foreign language. In October Undiksha will open the Balingkang Confucius Institute in collaboration with China. This Confosius will open up a very broad space and form of cooperation in order to strengthen scientific competence and revitalize the cultural values of Indonesia and China. “Therefore, we emphasize that through this opportunity, never hesitate to give opportunities to the children of this great country to develop their potential at Undiksha,” he concluded. (hms)