Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Mendikbudristek), Nadiem Anwar Makarim, officially swore in Prof. Ojat Darojat, M.Bus., Ph.D. as the Rector of Universitas Terbuka (UT) for 2021-2025 on Tuesday, 24 August 2021. Prof. Ojat attended his inauguration online via Zoom Meeting and the event was witnessed by the family and high-rank officials of UT. In the same opportunity, Mendikbudristek also appointed Middle and Lower High Rank Official (Pejabat Tinggi Madya and Pratama), Rector of Universities, and Director of Polytechnic. The event was broadcast live on the Channel Youtube of Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek).
In his remarks, Nadiem Makarim stated that Covid-19 pandemic is a leap in dealing with technology disruption with so many dynamics being encountered. Nadiem told us to improve performance and promote collaboration in order to create the best services in education, culture, research, and technology. According to Nadiem, Rector is the Ambassador of the Freedom to Study-Independent Campus. He hopes that Rector can be the spear of the success in developing the students so that they can create innovations as well as ensure that universities will produce intelligent and characters people. Prior to the inauguration, UT held an election stage for its Rector which was done from February to March 2021. Prof. Ojat was elected as the UT’s Rector from four rector candidates who were qualified.