IPB University Becomes an Example of Achieving Higher Education SDGs at the World Universities Summit 2024

IPB University Becomes an Example of Achieving Higher Education SDGs at the World Universities Summit 2024

IPB University Menjadi Contoh Pencapaian SDGs Perguruan Tinggi di World Universities Summit 2024

Rector of IPB University, Prof Arif Satria told the role of IPB University in realising sustainable development in the World Universities Summit (WUS) 2024 held at Jindal Global University (JGU) India, on Tuesday, 20/2.

IPB University is considered to be one of the universities that can inspire at the Summit (Summit Conference) which brings together more than 120 educational leaders from 20 countries and more than 100 leading universities around the world. Moreover, IPB University promotes the value of SDGs and has had high achievements for SDGs at the global level.

The three-day summit consisted of 25 virtual thematic sessions. In the session ‘Shifting Goal Posts: University’s Role in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’, Prof Arif said the theme of the summit was in line with IPB University’s mission to commit to expanding international collaboration and giving a positive impact on society globally, especially in the fields of agromaritime and forestry.

According to him, IPB University as a university that has the concept of techno sociopreneur, can inspire other universities to create an educational ecosystem that is able to realise the values of SDGs.

“IPB University has responded to this global challenge, one of which is by building an educational ecosystem, research and community service programmes that are able to increase resilience and transform future mindsets to achieve sustainability,” he explained.

He continued, research and innovation play an important key to facing this challenge. Moreover, there is still a gap between academic research and its application in industry. “IPB University has made a transition to promote higher education as a catalyst and key factor in achieving the SDGs,” said Prof Arif.

“The transition step is to redesign the education curriculum by ensuring that graduates have the future skills needed to be able to enter society and become professionals in their fields,” added the Rector of IPB University.

According to Prof Arif, universities should be ready to face global issues that are interrelated. Issues such as climate change, environmental degradation, food security, and industrialisation 4.0 require a sustainable approach.

“The role of universities as a whole is very significant in developing multidisciplinary innovations that can support sustainable economic and social growth at the national and global levels. A balanced educational curriculum can function integrally with the achievement of strong sustainable growth, thus realising the mission of sustainable development,” he said. (MW/Lp) (IAAS/RUM)