ITS Campus News – In a series of The 62nd ITS Anniversary events, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) reflects back on the history of the campus establishment with Advancing Humanity motto. It was realized through an event entitled Remembering and Continuing the Vision of Dr. Angka Nitisastro to Build ITS at the Auditorium of ITS Research Center Building on Friday (11/11) afternoon.
The Rector of ITS, Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochamad Ashari MEng IPU AEng, revealed that this event was a form of gratitude for the 62nd ITS Anniversary with the founders and retired academics who contributed to ITS. Besides, through this activity, it is also a form of appreciation for the heroes who have provided a strong foundation for ITS.
The Professor of Electrical Engineering Department ITS continued that Dr. Angka Nitisastro’s vision as the founder continues to be used by the Chancellor of ITS with the challenges of their respective times. Seeing the challenges ahead, the man who is familiarly called Ashari said that he would expand his scientific field to adapt to the times. “In the future, ITS will be not only in the fields of engineering, science, art, and social humanities, but also in the health sector,” he explained.
Meanwhile, The Chairman of the ITS 62nd Anniversary Committee, Dr. Wawan Aries Widodo ST MT, revealed that this activity was an event to commemorate the journey of ITS until now. This event was also a means of giving appreciation for the services of lecturers and education staff who have served ITS. “The greatness of the ITS campus cannot be separated from the services that have been provided by these fighters,” he said.
The Dean of The Faculty of Industrial Technology and Systems Engineering (FTIRS) ITS added, this activity which was held in a hybrid manner (online and offline) was a means of channeling the spirit of advancing ITS retirees to the ITS academic community. Not only that, by remembering the long journey of ITS being involved in the world of education, this can be a booster and additional motivation to continue to be better.
In this occasion, the Nitisastro Award was also given to three selected individuals. This annual award is an appreciation for people who have contributed to ITS. The three names are Ir Harjono Sigit Bachroensalam (The Previous Rector of ITS), Dr (HC) Ir Tri Rismaharini MSc (The Minister of Social Affairs RI), and Dr (HC) Ir Budi Karya Sumadi (The Minister of Transportation RI).
Wawan added, the selection of recipients of this award itself began with the collection of aspiration networks for each department which were then processed by the faculties at ITS according to predetermined criteria. “The Decree (SK) of The Rector of ITS concerning the recipient of the Nitisastro Figure award forms the basis for selecting people who meet the attached criteria,” he added.
This lecturer from Mechanical Engineering Department ITS expects that Dr. Angka Nitisastro’s vision of creating a higher education institution that can contribute to the country will continue to be embedded. Besides, according to Wawan, ITS has a strong foundation in producing quality educational people. “Hopefully through the introduction of ITS’s long journey, this can be an additional motivation and inspire ITS members to continue working,” he concluded.
The activity, which was also broadcast on ITS TV YouTube channel, was also attended by Dr. Angka Nitisastro’s extended family, previous ITS rectors, ITS retired academicians, ITS leaders, ITS deans, ITS lecturers, and the leader of ITS Student Executive Board (BEM).
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