Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) presents the Rector of Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Prof. Dr. Ir Kadarsyah Suryadi, in order to share the experience on managing higher education. The activity held in the 4th Floor of Senate Meeting Room on the Rectorate and Research Center Building, Wednesday (September, 26).
The presence of the Rector of ITB, Prof. Kadarsyah, is in accordance with his successes that brought ITB from a "Research University" transformed to "Entrepreneurial University".
"By sharing the experience, it is expected that Prof. Kadarsyah can inspire the leadership of the UNP and also academic community to improve themselves in order to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0 in the Higher Education sector," the Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri said while giving a speech accompanied by the Head of Senate of UNP, Prof. Z Mawardi Efendi.
On that occasion, Prof. Kadarsyah who won the 2018 Academic Leader Award revealed that research universities were emerged in the early 1800s. All campuses carried out massive research in addition to the teaching function. Nevertheless, the results of the research are only benefit for education, not think about the relevance to the needs of the world and industry. He said that since the beginning of the late 90's, ITB had started to be entrepreneurial university. It was marked by the emergence of chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics and machine research that was accepted in the industrial world. "For that reason, the leadership of the UNP must also take a leap to think about graduates that are relevant to the needs of the world and industry," he said.
He explained that in order to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0, UNP must refer to the entrepreneurial university, so that later UNP can run well on the teaching and learning functions, academic, and research that are beneficial to the industrial world and society.
"If research innovations that are directly applied in the real world can be done by UNP and its implementation can formally be applied, then the leap of UNP will be better," Prof. Kadarsah said. (Public Relations of UNP/Translated by Shilva Lioni)