ATTENDANCE of Minister of Industry RI, Ir Airlangga Hartarto MBA MMT, in the 86th graduation ceremony (25/11) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) at UMM Dome, became a valuable motivation for 1,406 graduates who will enter the industrial world. Moreover, according to Airlangga, Indonesia is facing the fourth industrial revolution.
In this regard, Airlangga alluded to one of UMM's recent achievements, UMM Robot Team who won an international robot contest at the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) in the United States. He argued that the achievement was an important capital of UMM entering the fourth industrial revolution. The revolution was marked with a phenomenon in which the internet became an integral part of the industrial process.
"This achievement is the first step. I hope UMM can make this achievement as the foundation of robotic innovation center, because the fourth industrial revolution is very closely related to automation," said the winner of Australian Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship in 2009.
According to Airlangga, currently, in the face of the fourth industrial revolution, Indonesia in its economic proportion can categorize as an industrial country, because the industrial sector of Indonesia is the largest contributor to the economy. More than 20% of Indonesia's economy comes from the Industry sector. "With this contribution, Indonesia has entered the top 10 world which was parallel to Brazil and Britain as well as larger than Russia. In fact, if we refer to the percentage, then Indonesia is above the American", he said.
The presence of Minister of Industry is expected by UMM Rector, Fauzan, to inspire UMM graduates to compete in national and global industry market. Fauzan also hoped, if later on they will succeed, they to not forget UMM. "To Bangkalan buy anchovies, fish wader which dipepes. Happy graduation for you all, do not forget the almamater when you are successful," said Fauzan while reading poem.
The graduation ceremony was also signed by a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between UMM and Mate-Care CoLtd, a hospital association based in Japan. The core of MoU which is Mate-Care will empower the graduates of nursing UMM in elderly hospital in Japan. In addition, it was also submitted accreditation certification from the Head of National Certification Board Prof. Dr. Bambang Prasetya MSc and Coordinator Kopertis Region VII Prof. Dr. Suprapto DEA. (ard)