UDINUS BECOME THE INITIATOR OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR PAPUA
There was one special feature in the National Coordination Meeting (Rakornas) 2014 of the Association of Computer Science Higher Education (Aptikom) which was held at Horison Hotel Jayapura Papua 2nd and 5th of November. The special feature was a scholarships to universities for Indonesian children, especially children in Papua.
"Increasing The Competence of Human Resources and Regional Competitiveness in the Globalization Era" was the theme used in the Rakornas Aptikom this year. The Secretary General of Aptikom Prof.Dr. Achmad Benny Mutiara Q. N. stated that the program was inspired by the Rector of Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) Prof., Dr., Ir Edi Noersasongko M.Kom. "Alhamdulillah there are 11 Universities joined this program and about 60 students received the scholarship" said Achmad Benny. The 11 universities that had prepared the scholarship are Raharja University, Stikom Bali, Undip Semarang, Udinus Semarang, STT Nusa Putra Sukabumi, BSI Group, Gunadarma University, STMIK Mataram, STIMIK Bina Insani, STIMIK Mikroskill Medan and STIKI Malang. Each university provided some scholarships from diploma 3, diploma 4, bachelor degree or even Magister in Informatics science and Computers.
Udinus Rector said that the scholarship for outstanding students had become a common thing in Udinus. "Every semester, we provide scholarship of free tuition to the chairman of the Student Organizations (Ormawa) and Student Activity Unit (UKM)" he explained. Besides scholarship for the chairman, Udinus also provided scholarships for students who raised up Udinus’ name at regional, national and international level. The scholarship was in the form of free tuition for one semester or even until graduate it depended on the level of the achievement. "This is one of our efforts so that our students are stimulated to achieve a lot of achievements”.
In the same occasion there were also held the National Seminar Aptikom (Semnastikom) and The 2nd International Conference on Informatics and Computing (ICIC) 2017. (* PR / mey)