ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is increasingly ready to provide services to the Indonesian people in developing the technology sector by expanding the network of cooperation. This is evidenced by the signing of a memorandum of understanding or Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of East Java, Tuesday (7/9).
The signing, which took place at the ITS Rectorate Building, was carried out directly by the ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng and the Head of BPS East Java Dr. Dadang Hardiwan, SSi MSi. The ceremony was also attended by the Head of Administration of BPS East Java Drs Hadi Santoso MM, Coordinator of the Integration Processing and Dissemination of Statistics of BPS East Java Thomas Wunang Tjahjo MSc MEng, and Intermediate Statistics of Regional Accounts and Statistical Analysis of BPS East Java Dr. Agus Budhi Santosa, S.Si, M.T, and other ITS leadership ranks.
This collaboration between BPS East Java and ITS includes establishing a “Statistics Corner,” practical work, Final Project (TA) and ITS student internships at BPS East Java, joint research and publications, further studies of BPS employees to ITS, reviewers of journals at BPS-Statistics Indonesia. East Java BPS and ITS Statistics Department, as well as collaboration as practitioner lecturers.
In his speech, the ITS Chancellor familiarly called Ashari enthusiastically welcomed this collaboration between ITS and BPS East Java. According to him, this collaboration manifests the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, including Education and Teaching, Research and Development, and Community Service. “This collaboration with the Central Statistics Agency of East Java is very beneficial for ITS, and hopefully it can be expanded again,” he hoped.
Ashari continued, ITS already has 10 Research Centers and 5 Study Centers that support technology and community service development. “In its implementation, of course, statistical data is important to determine what steps will be taken in the future so that with this collaboration, ITS can continue to develop the ITS Research Center and ITS Study Center,” he explained.
On the same occasion, the Head of BPS East Java expressed his appreciation for working together with ITS in terms of providing statistical data and consulting. He also said that the Central Java Statistics Agency stated its readiness to accept ITS students who wanted internships. “Hopefully, the Statistical Corner or other areas of cooperation can be realized soon so that it can provide benefits for both parties,” said Dadang optimistically. (ITS Public Relation/far)
Reporter: Tyara Novia Andhin
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