Thohir urges SOEs to empower students and women

Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir has called on the SOEs to pay more attention to the empowerment of students and women, and it can be in line with the government’s endeavours to increase economic value and address social impacts in the midst of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I am proud of our SOEs that have made efforts to boost the development of human resources to make them qualified and competitive as well as to strengthen the economic security amid the pandemic,” Thohir said in a press statement that ANTARA received here on…

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Overcoming major hurdles in Indonesia’s war on drugs

Drug abuse and trafficking have dragged Indonesia into a more serious situation, as several state apparatuses were found guilty of drug crimes. Instead of joining those on the frontline in the country’s endless war on drugs, several civil servants and police officers are committing drug offences. Over the course of the past two years, several police officers and civil servants have been arrested and dismissed from government services over cases of drug abuse and trafficking. A prison officer at the Tembilahan Class II A Penitentiary in Indragiri Hilir District, Riau…

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Indonesia, S Korea explore cooperation in education

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia and South Korea are looking into the possibility of cooperation in the educational field, which will involve investments to the tune of US$11 million. “According to the plan, it (the cooperation) will be realized along with IPB University this year. It will last for seven years,” educational and cultural attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, Gogot Suharwoto, said on Wednesday. The cooperation will be the first project undertaken by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for an institute of higher learning in Indonesia, he said.…

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IPB University renews cooperation with CIFOR-ICRAF

Jakarta (ANTARA) – IPB University has renewed cooperation with the Center for International Forestry Research – World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) in facilitating resource exchanges and sharing of research practices pertaining to land degradation and habitat reduction. “I am really looking forward to be involved in various additional activities in future as a result of this collaboration, and I look forward to a more positive transformation of higher education in terms of learning, research, innovation, and community services,” Rector of IPB University Professor Arif Satria noted in a press release here on…

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UI forges cooperation with Central Information Commission

Depok (ANTARA) – The University of Indonesia (UI) has forged cooperation with the Central Information Commission in education, research, study, and civic missions concerning public information openness (KIP). UI’s spokesperson, Amelita Lusia, concurrently the university’s Information and Documentation Management Officer, noted in a press statement here on Saturday, that UI and the Central Information Commission had inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on implementing public information disclosure and strengthening human resources, organizations, and management. Central Information Commission Chairman Gede Narayana remarked that the cooperation was forged to bolster the implementation…

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Indonesian, Taiwan firms design laptops to back school digitalization

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Local computer producer Zyrex has said it is working with a design and manufacturing service company from Taiwan, Pegatron, to create high-quality laptops to support the digitalization of schools and the Made in Indonesia movement. “As a true local brand, we are excited and proud to be able to participate in the digitalization program for schools and the #BanggaBuatanIndonesia (Indonesian Made Pride) campaign,” Zyrex CEO Timothy Siddik said in a statement issued on Tuesday. Zyrex is cooperating with Taiwan’s Pegatron Corporation to improve the quality of local…

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