Rector of Gadjah Mada University-UGM, Panut Mulyono stated that UGM is ready to involve foreign lecturers in his institution to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. After meeting Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Vice President's Office in Jakarta on Thursday (April 12th), Panut Mulyono disclosed that foreign lecturers' policy is to include the state university as a catalyst to encourage the competence and quality of the local lecturers by learning from foreign lecturers, and establishing educational network with other foreign teachers. The foreign lecturers are also expected to improve the quality of research and technology at the university level in the country.
“So in fact, the presence of foreign lecturers is now used as a catalyst, as our incentive. So, we can also advance faster; the main goal is how the foreign lecturers in Indonesia can bring their networks, their networks abroad, and they can join to enliven a research in Indonesia,” said Panut Mulyono.
Rector Panut Mulyono further explained that foreign lecturers at state universities will be limited in accordance with the needs of the universities. He views that foreign lecturers can open networks of science and funding from abroad. If there are research projects and technologies that require foreign assistance he gives an example of East Kalimantan with methanol factory. 85 percent of the fund derives from foreign capital. But, 100 percent of its workers are local experts who can run well. (KBRN/Rizqi/Trans by Rezha)