|UMM Rector, Fauzan, is giving almamater jacket after pinning on Mensesneg Pratikno as a symbol of a UMM freeman, accompanied by Malik Fajar and Muhadjir Effendy.|
The 82nd graduation of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) on Saturday (26/11) at UMM Dome was attended by the presence of three of the nation namely the State Secretary, Prof Dr Pratikno MSocSc, Minister of Education and Culture, Prof Dr Muhadjir Effendy MAP, and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres), Prof HA Malik Fajar MSc.
In front of 1,111 graduates, UMM Rector, Fauzan, pinned almamater jacket to Mensesneg Pratikno as a symbol of a freeman of UMM, accompanied by Malik Fajar and Muhadjir Effendy, which presented as the chairman and vice supervisor of UMM.
In a scientific oration, Pratikno congratulated to UMM which has produced many scholars, at once advised to the graduates in order will be able to contribute to the advancement of the nation. "I am honored to be confirmed as an honorary citizen of UMM," said the former rector of the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM).
Pratikno hoped that UMM culture as an private university can motivate the graduates to play an important role in the global area, such as an entrepreneur. "I am concerned with our entrepreneurial low ranked . Based on the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) in 2016, we were ranked 90th in the world, even lower than the six ASEAN countries, "he said.
Though concerned with entrepreneurship ranked Indonesia, Praktikno did not forget to remind the importance of a sense of nation in Indonesia, because in the context of plurality, this nation has been very well prepared for an increasingly globalized world. "In the global sphere, we see the world that was hit by the political and humanitarian crisis," said winning a doctorate from Australia's Flinders University.
Praktikno exemplified the conflict in the Middle East, even if they were one religion, one ethnicity, one language, but still not easy to build unity and peace. As a result, an exodus of refugees incredible to mainland Europe. "Europeans who originally felt calm and peaceful, all their needs have been fulfilled, it began worrying about the effects of terrorism characterized bomb attacks in Paris and Brussels," said Pratikno who ever took master studies at Birmingham University UK.
What is happening in Europe, according to Pratikno, showed them stuttering of the plurality of ethnicity, religion, race, and language. "At a time when Europe was still stuttering with a plurality, Indonesia has long been characteristic diversity displays a serene and peaceful. When increasingly globalized world, Indonesia will become a world reference in developinga harmony society . Indonesian Islamic will be an example to the world, which Islam brings peace, "said the minister born in Bojonegoro, East Java.
Meanwhile, the Education Minister, Muhadjir, as a representative of Muhammadiyah said that excess UMM is the independence of its culture. "Since its inception, UMM could always decide their future without dependence on the state. This culture needs to have graduated from UMM, "said UMM Rector on this 2000-2015.
As he told the graduates, Muhadjir proverb Arab that means, what is happening today is a dream of yesterday. "For that, your task is to build a dream for the future. Sacrifice your dreams for the sake of our beloved nation. "
Moreover, Malik Fajar also helped to give advise that UMM graduates remeber their Muhammadiyah founder, KH Ahmad Dahlan, firstly, be scholars or the wise men that benefit to the society. Second, do not stop following the progress and development of the times. "And most importantly, do not feel tired to serve the nation," Malik message.
In this graduation event, the best graduates was won by Rohil Salsabiila of Food Science and Technology with a GPA of 3.97 and achieved the best D3 was Elailatul Fitria of Finance and Banking with a GPA of 3.84. While the best S2 is Joseph Kholil with a GPA of 3.98 and S3 achieved by graduates from Singapore, Mohd Amin bin Kadir, which his the dissertation value was 85.3. (Acs / han)