ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) again continues and expands its cooperation with the Japanese Government. Through an online honorary visit to the Japanese Consulate General in Surabaya, Wednesday (7/7), ITS explained several forms of potential cooperation that have been carried out with various parties in Japan to be followed up in the future.
Warmly welcomed by ITS Rector Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng and his staff, the Japanese Consulate General for Surabaya Takeyama Kenichi enthusiastically opened the virtual visit. Takeyama expressed his wish to maintain good relations with ITS and develop large projects for ITS and Indonesia.
Explained in more detail regarding the form of ongoing good relations between ITS and Japan, the Rector, who is familiarly called Ashari, explained several things. He explained things from the award received by ITS from Japan, scholarships for students and lecturers, to the currently developed research products between the two parties.
Takeyama continued, the Japanese Consul General reminisced a flashback in the 1980s in which ITS and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) developed a large project. “I see a promising opportunity so that ITS and Japan can again succeed in the future big projects,” he said.
Regarding the opportunities at ITS, ITS Vice-Rector IV Bambang Pramujati ST MSc Eng Ph.D. explained that there are 10 ITS-owned research centers, including the Science Techno Park (STP) area. He said the research center had produced many products that can be utilized by the community and made various achievements. “This potential is expected to be able to cooperate further with universities in Japan,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the ITS, Majelis Wali Amanat (MWA), Prof. Dr. Ir Mohammad Nuh DEA, who was also present, conveyed three main things that could be achieved as his hopes for this cooperation. First is the relationship between ITS and universities in Japan, which develops various aspects, including scholarships to research.
Second, for any part of ITS who have returned from their studies in Japan to establish good relations and cooperation with various other universities in Japan. Third, ITS can be directed to become a development center in Indonesia. “Not only for ITS, but cooperation that can open up opportunities and benefits for Indonesia,” he said.
Ashari continued that the various forms of cooperation that have been established are expected to be expanded to help increase the potential of the technology sector in Indonesia. In the future, he hopes that universities will become educational centers and be directed to be active in entrepreneurship activities. “That is to being able to initiate innovative products and market it,” he reminded.
Seeing Japan’s extraordinary experience in the context of developing innovation until it finally becomes a marketable product, this professor of Electrical Engineering expressed his hope to cooperate with the Japanese Government. “ITS believes it can cooperate in developing innovations that the community can widely use, ” he said optimistically. (nadh/ITS Public Relations)
Reporter: Faadhillah Syhab Azzahra
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