President University supports technopark development in West Java

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Globalization urges Indonesian people to compete not only with fellow Indonesian but also with foreigners. To face this challenge, the improvement of human resources is needed to be able to compete in the global market. Therefore, the technopark needs to be built.

“Techno Park is an integrated area where there is industry, education, and local government in it. When these three institutions are in one area, information and communication flows will be quicker and efficiently obtained,” said Mechanical Engineering lecturer of President University Ir. Nanang Ali Sutisna, M.Eng.

He proposed this idea in the discussion forum held by Jababeka with SITECO, a non-profit association engaged in the field of vocational education from Switzerland at Menara Batavia, Jakarta recently.

In this discussion, he mentioned that the establishment of technopark was the right solution. “This is in line with the Nawacita Jokowi program that wants to build 100 technoparks in Indonesia to reduce unemployment by providing training and education to productive age citizens,” he said.

He proposed to build technopark in Industrial Area Jababeka, Cikarang, West Java because this area has the important points that a technopark should has. Such as higher educations like President University dan Akademi Teknik Mesin Industri (ATMI), local government offices, as well as more than a thousand companies.

Nanang added that the existence of technopark allows research by an educational institution to be directly applied in the industrial world. In addition, Technopark will be a home for start-up companies to develop and be a success.