Seven Indonesia Universities Collaborate with Four Europe Universities
Jakarta, Beritasatu.com – Seven universities in Indonesia cooperate with four colleges in Europe, to create graduates who are good at entrepreneurship. The colleges from Indonesia which will cooperate with four overseas colleges are Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. STIE Malangkucecwara (ABM) and President University
While four overseas universities involved in the cooperation are University of Gloucestershire (UK), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes (Germany) and University of Innsbruck (Austria).
Special for this cooperation, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Belmawa Ristekdikti); Ismunandar, on Thursday (20/6/2019) will form a consortium through a project which is called as Growing Indonesia a Triangular Approach (GITA).
This project will be funded by Erasmus, a commission in European Union which support numerous events in education, training, youth and sports in several countries.
Affirmed by Ismunandar, that the collaboration between Indonesian and European Colls. Is reflected on the data from the Ministry of Industry which shows that the number of Indonesian businessmen has reach 3.1% ratio from the entire population. This ratio has overwhelmed the international standard which is 2%. However, to bring Indonesia to become a developed country, that quantity is not enough.
Therefore, it need support from colleges to raise the entrepreneur ratio. While neighboring countries has higher ratio than Indonesia. Like Singapore which has 7% of businessmen from the entire population. Malaysia has 5%. Other wealthy countries, such as Japan and United States of America, they have more than 10% of
the entire population which become businessmen.
England, for example, there are 27% from Oxford University graduates who become businessmen. Other colleges, such as London Business School, has 25% graduates who has chosen to be entrepreneur. That kind of efforts which is being made by seven colleges in this country to bring into reality the vision of producing new
“from GITA, entrepreneurship supervision is an education that must be encouraged. It must be done by colleges so that it does not produce unemployment.” Said by Ismunandar in a discussion of “Education and Entrepreneurship and Proposal of Policy for Indonesian Colleges”, at Kemenristekdikti Building, Jakarta.
According to him, the existence of other resource to change the entrepreneurship education ecosystem not only happened in university only. There should be government supervision and community involvement.
On the same occasion, GITA project chairman, Professor Neil Towers said, according to its name, triangular refer to three approaches done in GITA project. Those approaches cope with effective cooperation between colleges and companies, put the soul of entrepreneurship to all university stakeholders, and also
build new company from ideas and innovation that contribute to local or region economy.