ICECRD ACTIVITIES – Sriwijaya University Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Anif Saggaf, MSCE, IPU, invited the Head of the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD), Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D. to collaborate in developing the potential of UNSRI students in order to make the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program a success from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
This was conveyed by him at the online “Gebyar Merdeka Learning Campus Merdeka” organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, Sriwijaya University, on Tuesday (29/06).
Anif said that the MBKM program requires 25 percent of college courses to be conducted off campus. This requires collaboration with external campus parties to provide learning places such as Field Work Practices (PKL) for students. Therefore, one of the institutions/agencies that is considered to be able to make a major contribution to this program is research institutions such as the ICECRD.
“Currently we see that research institutions such as the ICECRD have facilities that can support our students in developing their potential, we hope that we can work together, especially in the success of this MBKM program,” said the Chancellor.
“As for the forms of cooperation that can be established other than PKL activities, such as researchers and professors from R&D we may be able to teach at our place as well as our professors can be invited to contribute in government institutions such as R&D,” he added.
The Head of ICECRD who was present as a resource person welcomed the offer of cooperation from the Chancellor of UNSRI. In addition to explaining the opportunities for internships and research for UNSRI students at the ICECRD, the Head of Research and Development Center also explained that currently the ICECRD has succeeded in establishing several collaborations with universities in Indonesia.
“From 2020 until now, the ICECRD has collaborated with more than 15 universities in Indonesia. Of course, we also really appreciate if Sriwijaya University wants to work with us in terms of student development and others,” explained the Head of the Center.
As for several forms of support for the ICECRD for the MBKM program delivered by the Head of ICECRD, among others; 1) Cooperation in the field of research, 2) Dissemination of technology, 3) Technical guidance, 4) Transformation of technology, 5) Internships/PKL, 6) Supporting the teaching and learning process and 7) Thesis and dissertation guidance.
“We hope that the collaboration between the ICECRD and Sriwijaya University can be implemented soon this year,” concluded the Head of ICECRD. (Anjas/web team)