Universitas Terbuka (UT), in this matter Faculty of Law, Social Sciences and Political Sciences, signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) with Agency for Human Resources Research and Development, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Badan Litbang SDM Kominfo) on Tuesday (27/07/2021). As the activity is performed amid the pandemic and the effectuation of the Restriction of Social Activity (PPKM) level 4, then the signing of PKS is done virtually online via Zoom application.
In his opening address, the Secretary of Badan Litbang SDM Kominfo, Dra. Haryati, M.I.Kom, hopes that the cooperation can promote the Human Resources (SDM) of excellence in Information and Communication Technology (TIK) in order to develop quality human resources and competitiveness. The UT partnership is intended to support the human resources development through Beasiswa Talenta Digital or Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) and making the synergy of policy making program of Kominfo RI through studies and assessments in information and communication technology.
The UT’s Vice Rector for Institutional Development and Partnership, Rahmat Budiman, M.Hum., Ph.D, agrees with the Secretary of Badan Litbang SDM Kominfo that the collaboration is expected to create excellent human resources. Upon the signing of PKS, its implementation needs attention so that within the shortest time possible, it can be completed, in terms of training materials development and legal formalities. In addition, it is also expected that the cooperation would expand to other areas according to the needs.
The signing was done virtually by the Secretary of Badan Litbang SDM Kominfo, Dra. Haryati, M.I.Kom., and the UT’s Dean of Faculty of Law Social Sciences and Political Sciences, Dr. Sofjan Aripin, M.Si. The signing was witnesses by the officials and staff members of both parties. The program was closed with taking photographs together.