UB Rector: Tanoto Scholar Association, The Great Future Leaders

UB Rector, Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D.Med.Sc

Rector of Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Prof. Widodo, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.Med.Sc conveyed an inspiring message at the Teladan 2023 Inauguration Ceremony. “Seeing and meeting directly with the younger generation who have gone through a very strict selection, I imagine all of the selected friends can become great leaders of Indonesia and even world leaders in the future,” said the Rector.

Teladan 2023 Inauguration Ceremony was held in Jakarta, (02/02/2023), by Tanoto Foundation in the context of inaugurating the acceptance of the Tanoto Scholar Association (TSA), namely scholarships for students from various tertiary institutions. In UB itself, there are 25 students who have succeeded in getting the 2023 TSA scholarship after going through various stages of selection.

Prof. Widodo said that the Indonesian nation has a lot of potential resources. And to manage these resources requires skilled workers, who are selected human resources.

“Students as future leaders must continue to strive to learn and improve their capabilities as well as possible, so that in time they will be able to contribute to Indonesia’s progress and have an impact to the world,” he said.

The Rector also emphasized that to become world leaders, students must learn three things. First, living together in harmony, namely the ability to live and cooperate with all parties in diversity and harmony. Second, Trust and Respect, namely developing honesty and respect for others. And third, life for services, which is committed to serving and providing services in life.

The event was opened by J. Satrio Tanudjoyo as CEO of Tanoto Foundation. In addition to getting inspirational messages from UB Rector, the participants also received key remarks from two key figures, namely Plt. Director of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture Dr. Ir. Sri Gunani Partiwi, M.T., and H.E. Djauhari Oratmangun as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.

This activity was attended by all students who have been selected to become TSA 2023. Through this scholarship, students will receive UKT and living expenses until they graduate from college, as well as receive training in mentoring character development and leadership from the Tanoto Foundation.

The scholarship selection stages included administrative selection for completeness of documents, academic and non-academic achievements, involvement in organizations, psychological tests, and interviews, all of which were conducted directly by the Tanoto Foundation. [Ilhm/Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]