UNAIR NEWS – Two important events of Universitas Airlangga was held in Jember on Monday, October 24. The first was the inauguration of Alumni Association of Universitas Airlangga (IKA-UA) of Jember 2016-2021, and the second was a signing session of memorandum of understanding/MoU with Jember Administrations represented by UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Moh Nasih, SE., MT., Ak., MCA and the Regent of Jember dr. Hj. Faida, MMR. Both events were held in Pendapa Wahyawibawagraha, Jember.
Other than UNAIR Rector and the Regent, therefore, this event was attended by officials of both institutions. They were Vice Rector IV, Junaidi Khotib, S.Si., Apt., M.Kes., Ph.D., M.Sc., Deputy Chairman of IKA-UA Drs. Ec. Haryanto Basyoeni with other officials. While IKA-UA of Jember represented by the Chairman, Drs. Sumpono, M.Si., and the Secretary Dr. Maulana, SK., MS.
For both parties, their synergy on health, education and resources development will bring mutual benefits. For Jember Administrations, as stated by the Regent, dr. Faida, MMR, they are developing their programs of health, education and human resources, so they will need experts from the academic community and graduates of universities.
”We open our doors wide for UNAIR and its alumni, and not only the doors, windows are also open so the wind blows into Jember,” said dr. Faida, alumnus of FK UNAIR 1994 during her speech.
For UNAIR, as stated by Prof. Nasih, the existence of alumni in the society are very important to support UNAIR as it is appointed by government to be in Top 500 of World Class Universities. Through the inauguration of IKA-UA Jember, then Universitas Airlangga alumni network was expanded as well as enable them to be in synergy with Jember administrations.
“I hoped that UNAIR alumni in Jember can be in synergy with Jember administration to develop Jember even better especially on health and education,” said Prof. Moh Nasih.
Jember administrations even expected for next UNAIR Thematic KKN to be conducted in Jember. If the KKN is conducted together with the alumni (IKA-UA Jember), the synergy will be even better.
Deputy Chairman of IKA-UA Drs. Ec. Haryanto Basyoeni, in his address expressed his congratulations for the establishment of IKA-UA Jember. It is significant existence as the university will gain reputation if there is synergy between the academicians, lecturers, employees, students and alumni especially through alumni’s performances in the society.
“Hopefully this noble step will be blessed and I hope to newly inaugurated IKA-UA Jember can soon gather alumni in Jember to show its real contribution in supporting excellent Jember administrations’ programs. (*)
Author: Faridah Hariyani
Editor : Bambang Bes