Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Education Encourage Campus To Produce New Businessman
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) encourage campuses to become the producer of new businessman by providing entrepreneurship ecosystem.
“Indonesia can improve if the number of businessmen is more. Therefore, it needs the role of colleges to produce new businessman and not just job seekers,” said Director General of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa) of Kemenristekdikti, Ismunandar in Jakarta, Thursday.
Ismunandar explained that a number of developed countries such as Singapore which has seven percent businessmen. Then, Malaysia reached five percent. While japan and United State of America has more than 10 percent of the entire population become businessmen. According to Financial Times report (2015), there are 46
percent of graduates from MBA program of Babson College who directly opened their own business.
While, 34 percent graduates of Stanford Graduate School of Business also directly open their own business. In Harvard Business School, there are 28 percent of its graduates goes entrepreneurship. While in MIT Sloan the number reached 26 percent.
In England, there are 27 percent graduates from Oxford University who become businessmen. Other campus, London Business School, has 25 percent of the graduates chosen entrepreneurship. “Therefore, the role of campus become essential in producing new businessmen,” he said.
In order to realize that, seven colleges, they are President University, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Universitas Brawijaya and STIE Malangkucecwara (ABM), do cooperation with four European colleges, they are University of
Glocestershire (UK), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes (Germany) and University of Innsbruck (Austria).
Those campuses form a consortium and collaborate through a cooperation project which is called Growing Indonesia a Triangular Approach or GITA. This project is funded by Erasmus, a commission in European Union which support numerous events in education field, training, youth and sports in several countries.