Minister Makarim deems study programs at PMN as important

Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim has said that the study programs offered at the Nusantara Multimedia Polytechnic (PMN) are urgently required to strengthen Indonesia’s creative industry ecosystem. “The three study programs offered by the Nusantara Multimedia Polytechnic — animation, event management, and e-commerce logistics — are fields that are urgently needed to strengthen the creative ecosystem in Indonesia,” the minister noted in a written statement  here on Wednesday. Makarim remarked that graduates in these three fields will push and encourage the creation and downstreaming of the…

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Meratus meets criteria to gain UNESCO Global Geopark status: geologist

Meratus mountains meet the criteria to gain the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) status on account of the geological, biological, and cultural diversities, a geologist stated. “I am optimistic that the Meratus Geopark would become a UNESCO Global Geopark,” Awang Harun Satyana, an independent geologist, noted during a webinar on the Meratus Geopark here on Tuesday. The South Kalimantan government has submitted a proposal for the Meratus Geopark to gain the UGG status. The UN body will conduct the evaluation in 2022. Meratus Mountains had already gained the national geopark status…

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President Jokowi reviews mass vaccinations for students in Banten

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reviewed COVID-19 mass vaccinations for students in several schools in Banten, Tuesday. The president directly reviewed vaccinations at state high school SMA Negeri 4 Serang and held a virtual dialog with several other high schools and vocational schools in Banten that also conducted mass vaccinations. “Today, I am pleased to be able to see and review mass vaccinations, especially for students in Banten Province. Along with me are also the House Speaker, Mrs. Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary, Governor of Banten, and Mayor of Serang,” the…

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Character education for children to ensure quality human resources

Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga underscored the importance of character education for children in order to prepare quality human resources for the future. In a press statement here on Monday, Puspayoga outlined that based on the 2020 Citizens Census, one-third of Indonesia’s population, or 84.4 million, are children up to 18 years of age. The minister noted that of that figure, some 38 percent are children up to six years of age, while 36 percent were children in the age bracket of 6-14 years, with most…

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Ramalina Ranaivo Mikea Manitra (IUP FH UNDIP Student From Madagascar): The IUP UNDIP Program is Very Important for International Students

“Initially I applied to several universities and Diponegoro University was one of the universities I chose, but it turned out that choosing Undip was the best decision I made. The first reason is that Undip is one of the highest ranking universities in Indonesia, of course I have to choose the best university. Second, Undip is located in Semarang City, which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful cities in Indonesia. I like the combination of modernity and nature in this city,” said Ramalina Ranaivo Mikea Manitra, an International Undergraduate Program (IUP) student from…

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Ministry to invite Kampus Merdeka students to solve poverty problem

The Ministry of Social Affairs has said it will involve students participating in the Kampus Merdeka (Campus Freedom) Program, who are referred to as “young fighters”, in helping solve the problem of poverty in Indonesia. Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini (Risma) said the idea of involving college students initially arose from the need for students to resolve complaints regarding Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS). “The intention is to ask permission from the Education Minister to invite universities to participate, and there is the Kampus Merdeka Program. We try to develop…

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