Happy FIA UI’s Eighth Anniversary! As the youngest faculty at UI, the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, University of Indonesia (FIA UI), celebrates its 8th anniversary at the 2020 FIA UI Auditorium with various attractive displays. Prof. Dr. Chandra Wijaya, M.Sc., M.M as the Dean of FIA UI, hopes that with this added age, FIA UI will be more contributive and innovative to create an advanced Indonesia.

“Number 8 reflects abundance and success and becomes a symbol of infinity which reflects unlimited things. Hopefully, this number 8 can bring a message of renewal and strong collaboration, like the theme of the eighth year of FIA UI for advanced Indonesia. This theme is also in line with the steps that have been taken by the FIA so far, namely creating synergistic collaboration in every field, both science, publication and service. We want to thank the head of the institution and all those who contributed to the prayers and hopes for FIA UI,” said Prof. Chandra.

Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., MA, Ph.D, as Chancellor of UI, revealed that according to the theme of the FIA UI Anniversary, innovation and collaboration for advanced Indonesia, innovation is needed by all organizations and institutions to achieve progress. In addition, all organizations and institutions must collaborate to increase work efficiency to create a developed Indonesia. “Every difficulty has an opportunity,” said Prof. Ari.

The Indonesian Minister of Investment and Head of the Investment Coordinating Board, Bahlil Lahadalia, S.E., delivered a Scientific Oration regarding Investment in Indonesia and its relationship with the downstream system of mining goods, especially nickel. Bahlil said that nickel downstream has made Indonesia a centre for electric vehicle battery production during global competition and dynamics that threaten the Indonesian economy, including the US trade war with China; the Covid-19 pandemic; the Russo-Ukrainian war; the energy and food crisis; and the China-Taiwan tensions.

“We need collaborative competition. To create an advanced Indonesia, we must make growth equitable in the regions. Local people must become masters of their land. The government must break down so that the area lives. In addition, an economic transformation from primary sector industry to value-added industry (downstream) must be carried out,” he emphasized.

Furthermore, Bahlil stated that eight priority sectors and 21 priority commodities are to be delineated as a condition for achieving Golden Indonesia 2025. In addition to downstream, said Bahlil, investment has a significant impact through cooperation with BUMN (MIND ID, Pertamina, PLN), national government level in the regions, especially MSMEs, high TKDN, and effective absorption of TKI.

In this event, a Tumpeng was cut as a form of gratitude for the FIA UI Academic Community for all the hopes, aspirations, and works created from collaborative contributions so that they can stand and develop to date. There was also an exceptional performance from Puteri Indonesia and the FIA UI Fiasvwara.

For information, this event was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business UI, the Dean of the UI Faculty of Engineering, the UI Deputy Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the Secretary to the Minister of Investment, the Chairperson of the FIA UI Academic Senate, FIA UI Professor Council, UKK FIA UI, Deputy Dean of FIA UI, Deputy for Capital Planning Promotion, Deputy for Investment Planning, Ministerial Special Staff, Ministerial Expert Group, Chancellor of Pertamina University, Dean of Pertamina University, and students.

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