FTUB and PT Lautan Natural Krimerindo Establish Collaboration

To improve the quality of human resources, the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB), and PT Lautan Natural Krimerindo (LNK) signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) regarding the implementation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education (Education and Teaching), Research, and Community Service activities as well as implementation MBKM program within PT LNK.

The collaboration was signed by the Dean of FTUB Prof. Ir. Hadi Suyono, ST., MT., Ph.D., IPU., ASEAN Eng. and HRD and PT LNK GA Senior Manager Rif’an Mashuri in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room FTUB Building, Tuesday, September 12 2023.

Present and witnessing the collaboration, Vice Dean for General Affairs, Finance and Human Resources, Ir. Ismu Rini Dwi Ari, MT., Ph.D., Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni and Student Entrepreneurship Dr. Eng. Ir. Herry Santosa, ST., MT., IPM, Head of Department, Secretary of the Industrial Engineering Department, Dean expert staff, and management of PT LNK.

Dean of FTUB Prof. Hadi Suyono said that there are several flagship programs from FTUB that can be collaborated with PT LNK or industrial partners. These include the 3 in 1 Program, 2 in 1 Program, collaborative research, student exchange internships from international students, or MBKM.

“We have around 150 students who we have to send to industry for MBKM internships every year,” he explained.

The professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering also gave examples of other forms of collaboration with industrial partners through CSR schemes that have been implemented by FTUB, for example, the construction of PLTMH in areas that do not yet have electricity.

“There are many things we can do together. We hope that what we will collaborate with not only be with Industrial Engineering, but with other study programs or departments in our environment,” he added.

Rif’an Mashuri stated that PT LNK continues to be committed to making improvements. One of them is carried out through joint research with universities.

“The research we have carried out with universities is related to food processing to produce better and healthier food products. We will register the patent results together,” he explained.

Therefore, PT LNK feels challenged to carry out research collaborations in other fields, especially related to production processes and wastewater treatment.

PT LNK, through its parent company, also offers student scholarships with a service bond system for a minimum of 2 years after graduation.

“We hope for mutual cooperation, for example, there will be new knowledge in the field of engineering and so on, we hope that we will also be invited as participants to gain new knowledge regarding processes in our company,” he hoped.