Jakarta – Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud) Nadiem Anwar Makarim said the Merdeka Belajar policy: Merdeka Campus will be a way to have graduates who are competitive, creative, have mental resilience and care for others.
“Merdeka Campus provides an opportunity for universities to develop an entrepreneurial spirit in accordance with technological developments,” Nadiem said in a dialogue titled ITB in the New Century for New Indonesia, in Jakarta on Monday.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic had dealt a hard blow to the economy and education. The challenges of higher education are increasingly greater to present excellent individuals.
Nadiem said that through entrepreneurship, students will get to know the professional ecosystem firsthand and learn to overcome their problems before crossing the open sea.
“With the spirit of independence, I invite entrepreneurs to work together and rise together. Work for yourself, family and beloved nation to jump higher into a superior generation in the future,” he said.
Nadiem hopes that universities can implement the Merdeka Campus policy in order to produce graduates who are competitive, creative, have mental resilience, and care for others.
ITB was originally named Technische Hogeschool in 1920. Then in 1959, the name was changed to the Bandung Institute of Technology and was inaugurated by President Soekarno. On the 100th anniversary, ITB took the theme of Innovation for Sustainable Growth. ITB is the oldest and first campus in the field of technology in Indonesia. (Ant)
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