|Plt. Malang Regent, Drs H. M Sanusi MM shake hands with the UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd (Photo: Candra/PR UMM)|
For the umpteenth time, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) was directly asked to accompany the government to improve the quality of life of the people. It is the turn of Malang Regency government that asks UMM. Plt. Malang Regent, Drs H. M Sanusi MM along with all heads of offices in the Malang Regency government unit visited UMM on Friday (28) afternoon in order to realize it.
A warm welcome was given by the UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd in the UMM Senate Meeting Room. On this occasion, UMM was specifically visited by Sanusi to be invited to collaborate in various strategic areas that were worked on by the Government of Malang Regency. "Implementation is thekey," said Fauzan. This means that all elements mustwork not just making concepts.
UMM has actively traversed remote areas in Malang Regency, with Mobile Cinema Car (BIOLING) and KaCa Car (Thursday Reading). "These UMM cars are part ofthe social interaction," he said. So, he continued, there is no barrier between universities and the community. This is important for Fauzan, as one form ofHigher Education service to the community.
During this time, saidFauzan, UMM continued to serve the community education services in Malang Regency. "When we met people beyondthe region, we never mention districts or cities. MalangisMalang,"he said while joking. For Fauzan, Malang Regency was a strategic laboratory for UMM acadamics to embody the Tri Dharma UMM Universitymandate.
Fauzan explained, UMM was also entrusted with a Forest Areas with Specific Purposes (KHDTK) by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia. This forest will be managed for the development and dissemination of science, technology, humanities, and arts. This forest is located in Pujon under the Forest Management Unit (KPH) of Malang Regency which has an area of 75.09 Ha.
The spirit of UMM was then appreciated by the Government of Malang Regency. Sanusisaid that there were many sectors that could be worked with UMM. Starting from the education sector to the economy. For example, teachers in Malang Regency are encouraged to have a good educational background, not only S1 graduates. For example, by continuing to take the UMM Campus Professional Study Program,"said Sanusi.
Sanusi through the heads of his department hopes that in the future they can improve their performance after massive collaboration. Not to forget, Sanunsi also expressed his admiration for UMM. "UMM act more and talk less," said Sanusi, who was greeted with applause. As the hadith says, the best of humans is the most beneficial for other humans. (joh)