Makassar State University (UNM) held a public lecture that presented speakers of the Rector of Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) Prof. Dr.. Arif Satria. Public Lecture held online and offline, at pinisi unm building, Friday (03/19/2021)
The public lecture was coupled with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UNM and IPB and UNM and the University of West Sulawesi (Unsulbar).
The cooperation aims for collaboration and cooperation between universities to jointly advance the campus.
In his speech the Rector of UNM, Prof. Husain Sham revealed that public lectures and cooperation between universities is an effort by UNM in building synergy between universities.
"Our way to drive our institutions to word university, synergize with each other to advance our universities together. This is part of the accreditation process, the more we present qualified sources impacting the development of the academic climate on one campus," he said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Arif Satri who also served as Chairman of the Indonesian rector forum in his General Lecture emphasized that the changing times are so fast and can not be guessed is a challenge experienced by mankind.
Therefore, it takes ability and flexibility in collaborating to respond to every changing times.
We are in the mood so fast that it takes our speed to respond to change. Conditions of uncertainty require us to be felxibel and be able to collaborate, "he explained.
He further said the campus must prepare seknario in encouraging collaboration and developing a transdisciplinary academic process.
This is the condition we face, we must how in college in a future filled with uncertainty.
We must prepare a number of skrnarios, encourage collaboration capabilities, develop a transdisciplinary academic climate and collaboration because of the complexity of the changes we face."
At the event also attended the regent takar Syamsari Kitta, a number of rectors from sharing universities, including, Rector of West Sulawesi University Dr. Akhsan Djalaluddin, Rector of Lambung Mangkurat University Prof. Sutarto Hadi, Rector of The University of Borneo Tarakan Prof. Adri Patton, and Vice Rector III of Yogyakarta State University Prof. Anik Ghufron.