Rieke Diah Pitaloka: Implementation of Pancasila through Education to Realize Just and Prosperous Indonesia

Rieke Diah Pitaloka in Socialization of Pancasila and National Dialogue, Implementation of UU Sisnas IPTEK: Strengthening National University towards a Golden Indonesia

In Law (UU) No. 11 of 2019 concerning the National System of Science and Technology (Sisnas Iptek) in article 5 A it reads “Science and Technology play a role as the basis for national development planning in all fields of life guided by the ideology of Pancasila” .

This means that development policies in all fields must be research-based. This was conveyed by Member of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Dr. Rieke Dyah Pitaloka, M. Hum, Tuesday (26/07/2022), in the Socialization of Pancasila and National Dialogue, Implementation of the National Science and Technology Law: Strengthening National Universities towards a Golden Indonesia, at Widyaloka Building, Universitas Brawijaya (UB).

According to her, the ideal development policy is universal and planned, which has a goal in accordance with the nation’s vision and mission contained in the preamble of the 1945 Constitution, namely to bring the Indonesian people to the front gate of the independence of the Indonesian state, which is independent, united, sovereign, just and fair, prosper, and establish an Indonesian State Government that protects the entire Indonesian nation and the entire homeland of Indonesia and to promote public welfare, educate the nation’s life, and participate in implementing world order based on independence, eternal peace and social justice.

“This goal can be realized with the unity and integrity of the nation that we can start from the campus. The issue of Pancasila is no longer a matter of tolerance, intolerance, nationalism or not, but it is time for us to implement Pancasila through education to realize a just and prosperous Indonesia,” said Rieke.

This activity is coupled with the signing of a cooperation agreement between UB and Pancasila Ideology Development Agency (BPIP). This collaboration is the basis for a joint effort to carry out activities to cultivate Pancasila values ​​through the Tri Dharma of Higher Education in the context of fostering Pancasila ideology.

“Thank you UB for being the pioneer of universities that hold an MoU related to Pancasila. Let’s fight for the implementation of Pancasila starting from the campus,” said Rieke.

The signing of the cooperation agreement between UB and BPIP

The cooperation agreement between UB and BPIP was signed directly by the Rector of UB, Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D.Med.Sc and Deputy Head of BPIP Dr. Drs. Karjono, S.H., M. Hum. This activity was also attended by the Deputy for Policy Research and Innovation (BRIN) Dr. Ir. Boediastoeti Ontowirjo, M.B.A, IPB Academician Dr. Sofyan Sjaf., S.Pt., M.Si, and Coordinator of the Substance of Community Service, Directorate of Research, Technology, and Community Service, Directorate General of Diktiristek Kemdikbudristek Luthfi Ilham Ramdhani.

The Rector said, in terms of national ideology, UB has four pillars to develop the concept of diversity, namely (1) Indonesian Unity, where UB becomes a forum for all ethnic groups and ethnicities, (2) Globalization, namely understanding the global mindset, (3) Equality and Social solidarity, where all elements of society can study in UB, and (4) Tolerance.

“For the national ideology, UB is also a pioneer of universities in collaboration with Densus 88 and the National Counter-Terrorism Agency. In the future, UB wants to strengthen the management of science and technology in the upstream or raw materials. By mastering the production of basic fields or material science, it is hoped that it can strengthen resilience in the field of science and technology which is beneficial for national development,” said the Rector.

This activity is initiated by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UB. Dean of FISIP, Dr. Sholih Mu’adi, S.H., M.Si said, UB has done a lot of innovations and research, but the data accumulation is still not perfect.

“Therefore, with the synergy of UB with BPIP and BRIN this time, it is hoped that it will have a good impact on the research and innovation data management process in UB,” concluded Sholih. [Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]

Deputy Head of BPIP Dr. Drs. Karjono, S.H., M.Hum and UB Rector

Dean of FISIP Dr. Sholih Mu’adi, S.H., M.Si