The Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim gave speech at the 58th UB Anniversary Open Meeting

The Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim gave speech at the 58th UB Anniversary Open Meeting

To produce excellent graduates, universities must have the courage to disrupt themselves so that they are more adaptive, flexible, and oriented towards the future. And the best way to do this is to provide opportunities for students to gain meaningful experiences in the world of work while still being students. This was conveyed by the Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim virtually at the Open Meeting in the framework of the 58th Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Anniversary, Tuesday (5/1/2021).
“We are hoping that university graduates are able to solve industrial problems and are familiar with various kinds of work patterns and problems faced in the real world. That is the basis for independent learning an independent campus.

Higher education must always carry out a transformation in order to be able to face the rapid changing times. And no less important, it must be oriented towards the future, “he explained.
Nadiem also hopes that lecturers and students will be given the opportunity to explore experiences outside the campus and bring the latest knowledge back to campus, as well as more practitioners teaching on campus.

UB Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR, MS presented the 2020 Rector’s Performance Report

This is in line with the contents of the 2020 Rector Performance Report which was delivered directly by UB Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR, MS. The Rector said, the implementation of independent learning independent campus in UB during this pandemic was running excellently. Especially because there is a 3 in 1 program, where each subject is taught by three teachers, namely the lecturer of the course itself, practitioners, and foreign lecturers.
“Almost all faculties have implemented the 3 in 1 program by presenting foreign lecturers, technocrats, as well as industrialists,” said the Rector.
Since education must be oriented towards the future, the Rector fully supports the improvement of research and innovation. The Rector stated that currently UB has an Innovation Board and Business Incubator named Brawijaya Research and Innovation (BRAIN) as UB’s research and innovation platform. And currently, the number of innovations and prototypes in UB continues to increase in various business focus areas such as food, IT, energy, advanced materials, health and medicine, as well as the creative economy.
The Rector also reported that the number of internationally accredited and certified study programs experienced a significant jump, where there are 33 study programs currently that have been accredited / internationally certified plus three study programs that are still in process. As well as UB plan to carry out international accreditation / certification in several more study programs in 2021. “Insha Allah, it will be a big leap so that it can realize UB as a world class university,” he said.
In his presentation, the Rector also explained UB’s reputation at the national and international levels. The reputation of UB at the national level are in the 7th and 8th rank of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the highest number of patents, 2nd place for public information disclosure, 2nd place for Student Affairs by the Ministry of Education and Culture, 5th place for SINTA publications, 3rd place for the most number of collaborations, and first place for the Dikti Public Relations Award of best website category.

Meanwhile, international reputation includes the rank 271-280 QS at the Asian level, the world level 301-350 QS by Subject Agriculture and Forestry Level. Third best in Indonesia according to Webometrics, sixth in the 4ICU version, and 501+ in the world level according to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the 301+ world ranking of the Times Higher Education World Golden Age University Ranking, and the 201-300 world ranking in terms of indicators of impact on SDGs .
In this activity, Scientific Oration also stated by Dr. Eng. Novanto Yudistira, S.Kom., M.Sc with the title “The Role of Big Data and Deep Learning in Contribution to Solve Problems Comprehensively”. [Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]