Prof. Salsiah Armida Alisjahbana: Campus Has Important Role Accelerate Achievement of the SDGs in Indonesia

To accelerate the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia, universities have a very important role. It is believed a Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Unpad Prof. Dr. Armida Alisjahbana Salsiah in Class inauguration as the Member of the Commission of Social Affairs Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) in Building 2, Floor 4 Unpad, Jln. Ukur No. 35 Bandung, Thursday (25/08).
[Unpad.ac.id, 25/08/2016] In order to accelerate the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia, universities have a very important role. It is believed a Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Unpad Prof. Dr. Armida Alisjahbana Salsiah in Class inauguration as the Member of the Commission of Social Affairs Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) in Building 2, Floor 4 Unpad, Jln. Ukur No. 35 Bandung, Thursday (25/08).

“Broadly speaking, the role of higher education is through the three responsibilities of Higher Education, is very wide and varied that can contribute to the SDGs Indonesian universities,” said Prof. Armida.

As’ve ever dies speech he delivered at Padjadjaran University 2 years ago, Prof. Armida believes that higher education is a key factor for the advancement of the nation’s competitiveness. Higher education should not be fully seen as a continuation of secondary education, but it also contains other dimensions associated with the excellence of the nation, namely the development of science, scientific discovery and technological innovation.

In his presentation, Prof. Armida was revealed nine proposed areas of focus related SDGs Indonesia. The proposal is an end to poverty and inequality in all its forms, secondary education universal quality and mastery of science and technology and innovation, health care sustainable universal, inclusive growth and decent employment opportunities, basic infrastructure and connectivity, and urban sustainable, combat changes climate and its impact, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity and marine resources, as well as instiitusi and good governance.

In addition, to accelerate economic growth and distribution in improving the welfare of society, the necessary stability of the macro economy. Prof. Armida called it a “sufficient condition” (Necessary).

More than that, it is necessary also “necessary condition” (sufficient condition) to reach the target SDGs. Terms need to include socialization massive and grounded on some targets SDGs specific (adjust on the target group intended), active participation and leadership of Local Government up to the level closest to the people, community development, the implementation of incentives and disincentives, as well as cooperation with various stakeholders.

Prof. Armida also mentioned the need for global cooperation to accelerate the achievement of SDGs. Global cooperation is carried out not only related to financing facilities, but also for technology transfer, capacity building, and knowledge sharing.

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On the occasion, Chairman Prof. AIPI Sangkot Marzuki said that college inauguration is a tradition AIPI undertaken by new members. Inaugural lecture held at the college where new members of the shelter.

“Subject inauguration of new members has two aims, namely to introduce Indonesian scientific community AIPI newly elected members, as well as the inaugural lecture is AIPI accountability to the public in general, and the scientific community in particular, to prove the truth of his choice,” said Prof. Sangkot.

Rector, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad appreciate over the election of Prof. Armida become a new member AIPI. Rector also believes that Unpad AIPI ready to contribute together to the benefit of society.

“With the support of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, was appointed Prof. Armida became one of the members, we are optimistic for the future, Unpad can also contribute more strongly in building development of this country, while maintaining the interaction between the fields, “said Rector. *

Reported by: Artanti Hendriyana / eh