|Rector of ITERA (third from left) taking a picture with the UMM Public Relation when visiting UMM, Tuesday (8/12).|
THE GOOD campus management of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) captivated the Institute of Technology Sumatra (ITERA) to take a comparative study on Tuesday, (8/12). Directly led by the Rector of Itera, Prof. Ir. Ofyar Z. Tamin, M.Sc., PhD and three staffs, the entourage was welcomed by the Chairman of UMM Public Relation, Nasrullah, M.Si, and the Chairman of Technical Unit UMM Farm, Rahmat Pulung Sudibyo, S.Sp, M.P.
In his visitation, Ofyar intended to learn more about the campus’ land management. “We have plenty large area there in Sumatra. Of 285 hectares, only 80 hectares are used. We want to learn about the management here in UMM,” he said.
From the discussion with UMM representatives, he said that there was a lot of inputs he gained, such as the division of academic and public blocks, rare-plants conservation and much more. “I figured ourt that UMM has already applied this concept. This can be an example for us in developing our campus which has just inaugurated a year ago,” he informed.
Meanwhile, Nasrullah said that UMM only has 64 hectares of land. “However, our land management is good enough. It got all the better when we ran the UMM Green and Clean program. The campus had gotten fresher and cleaner since there were no garbage and motor vehicle inside campus,” he explained.
Moreover, in the plant management, UMM received donation of rare plants from Purwodadi Botanical Garden and some couples of deer from Bogor Palace. “This is the proof of trust that we are capable in managing and caring our land. We also have an arboretum for students as place for recreation,” said Rahmad.
Besides the management of campus’ land, ITERA representatives also sought for information about the human resources and campus management in UMM. After the discussion held in Rector Bulding, the entourage proceeded to continue looking around buldings around UMM. (zul/han/t_far)