Rector Arif Satria Officially Inaugurated as Chairman of Indonesian Rectors Forum 2020


This year, IPB University acted as the host of the 2020 Indonesian Rectors Forum’s (FRI) Conference, Campus Convention XVI and Annual Meeting XXII which was done virtually (4/7). In this opportunity, the Rector of IPB University, Prof Dr Arif Satria, was inaugurated as Chairman of FRI 2020. The event, which holds the theme “Optimization of the Free Study Movement to Face the 4.0 Industry Revolution and Create Excellent Human Resource and the Advancement of Indonesia”, was opened by Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia. More than 600 board members from both public and private Indonesian higher education institutions attended the event. The conference consisted of a seminar moderated by Prof Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu (Rector of Hasanuddin University) who also acts as the 2019 FRI Board of Considerations’ Head. Five (5) speakers were present in the seminar: Prof Dr Muhadjir Effendy (Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture), Prof Dr Mohammad Mahfud (Coordinating Minister of Politic, Law, and Security), Nadiem Anwar Makarim, MBA (Minister of Education and Culture), Prof Bambang P Soemantri Brodjonegoro (Minister of Research, Technology; Director of the National Research and Innovation Agency), and Prof Dr Arif Satria (Rector of IPB University). The closing speech was delivered by Dr Pratikno (Minister of State Secretariat).

In his opening speech, President Joko Widodo stated that excellent, innovative, and competitive human resource is needed for the nation’s development. With this, higher education institutions are in the strategic position to create a productive and competitive young generation who will fight for humanity and the advancement of Indonesia. This noble task would not be achieved using regular ways, and so new strategies and methods must be developed. Prof Arif Satria described four scenarios for higher education institutions in the future. First the future skill university which focuses on the skill of graduates. Second, the networked university which is related to institutions. Third, the lifelong higher learning scenario, a learning model which will create strong learners. Fourth, the “My-University” scenario with a curriculum that is determined by the university itself. He explains that innovation must be developed with the reference of skills needed for the future (leadership, partnership and collaboration, innovation, and creativity). This conference was closed with the inauguration of Prof Arif Satria as Chairman of FRI 2020 and Panut Mulyono, Rector of Gadjah Mada University as the Chairman-Elect of FRI 2021. The Chairman of FRI 2020, Prof Arif Satria, reiterated the speech of President Joko Widodo, so that it is noted, paid attention to, and serves as a source of motivation for the Board of FRI to sharpen their roles in the future by bringing benefits for the advancement of higher education institutions in Indonesia. 



Published Date : 04-Jul-2020

Resource Person : Prof Dr Arif Satria

Keyword : Indonesian Rector Forum, FRI, Arif Satria