JAKARTADAILY.ID – As Indonesia gears to move its capital to Sepaku in East Kalimantan, Head of the Regional Development Planning Agency of East Kalimantan, H.M. Aswin said that the consortium of eight universities in Kalimantan could become a forum for discussion for academics.
Aswin said that he wants the eight universities to play a larger role in the country, especially once the capital has officially been moved to the province.
"Collaboration can increase innovation because of mutual trust, a desire to share ideas freely, and a feeling of security to work together," Aswin said on the East Kalimantan Provincial Government's Instagram account on Friday.
"Based on that, of course, I really hope that the consortium consisting of eight universities in Kalimantan can produce higher education products that are beneficial for regional, regional and national progress," Aswin added.
There are 8 universities in Kalimantan that are part of the Kalimantan Universities Consortium (KUC).
The members consist of Tanjungpura University, Lambung Mangkurat University, Palangkaraya University, Borneo Tarakan University, Balikpapan University, Kalimantan Institute of Technology, Pontianak State Polytechnic and Mulawarman University. (*)