UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga through Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) received a visit from Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) of Indonesia. The visit, led by Chairman of KPPU, Kurnia Toha, was welcomed directly by UNAIR Rector Prof. Nasih with other leaderships on Friday, May 17.
During the visit, the chairman of the KPPU was accompanied by several staffs expressed some purposes of the visit. One of them is for an MoU with FEB UNAIR. Kurnia said that KPPU performance still needs a lot of improvement, especially for the institutional and functional branding of KPPU as an independent institution.
“Many think that we are part of KPU, even though it is very different. For that, we need to collaborate with universities so that the role and function of this commission can be better known by the public, “he said.
Regarding the cooperation focusing on the economy, the FH UI graduate explained that the institution he led would develop the Directorate of Economics. It reminded the importance of experts engaged in economic studies to improve the performance quality within the KPPU.
“For that reason, we are collaborating with FEB to gain input, direction and knowledge on research results,” he said.
Furthermore, continued Kurnia, the role of academics from the economic field is expected to provide many improvements on KPPU’s institutional performance, in providing input, direction, even the best advice for institutions and also the government.
“There are a lot of problems in KPPU related to issues in the world of economy, thus we need research assistance from college academics. And I hope that in the future there will be a comprehensive study to solve every problem, “he explained.
In the end, Kurnia reiterated that in the future cooperation with FEB UNAIR can also be implemented in the form of discussions, seminars, and book projects and all of that is done for the public interest.
“The input and opinion we give to the government is nothing but our efforts to provide benefits to the public,” he concluded.
Author: Nuri Hermawan