UB and BIG Agree to Collaborate in the Field of Geospatial Data

Universitas Brawijaya (UB) signed an MoU with the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) by following strict health protocol rules, Thursday (27/5/2021) in Banquet Room, 6th floor of UB Rectorate Building. The signing of this MoU aims to collaborate in several fields, especially in Geospatial.

This signing was attended by Prof. Dr. Rer. Nat. Muhammad Aris Marfai, S.Si., M.Sc as the Head of BIG and his staff and Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS. As the Rector of Universitas Brawijaya (UB).

Prof. Nuhfil warmly welcomed the MoU between UB and BIG and planned that UB will ask some BIG expert staff to become special lecturers to teach subjects that are in line with BIG in UB in accordance with the mandate of the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology through Independent Learning and Independent Campus.

This welcome speech is fully appreciated by Prof. Aris since BIG also has several visions that can be applied through cooperation with UB.

“One of the BIG programs is the expansion of the Spatial Data Information Development Center (PPIDS) in the coverage area of ‚Äč‚ÄčEast Java and UB is considered strategic with this expansion. Besides the program, we also ask for cooperation so that UB can accommodate the Regional Geospatial Information Network in the East Java Regional Government so that data reports and complaints from each regional PPIDS do not have to go to the center, it is enough to go to UB, “said Prof. Aris. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]