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UI Establishes Collaboration with PT SMI, Internship and Research Programs Become Flagship


Depok, April 2 2024. University of Indonesia (UI) and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (PT SMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (NKB) in cooperation on Education, Research and Community Service. The signing, which was carried out on Tuesday 2 April 2024, in the Floating Room, UI Library, was carried out by the Deputy Chancellor for Human Resources and Assets at UI, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dedi Priadi, DEA and President Director of PT SMI, Edwin Syahruzad.

In his speech, Prof. Dedi said that this collaboration opened up opportunities for good collaboration between UI and PT SMI. "We are very open to collaborating with PT SMI in the context of strengthening the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. "The signing of the NKB and the cooperation agreement between UI and PT SMI is clear evidence of the commitment to work together to create a real positive impact in infrastructure development and human resource development in Indonesia," said Prof. Dedi.

The collaboration carried out by UI and PT SMI will cover five things, namely research; capacity building and training activities; knowledge dissemination activities; partnerships in student field work practice/internship programs; as well as corporate social responsibility/community empowerment. For the initial stage, the collaboration between UI and PT SMI was carried out with the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and the Faculty of Public Health (FKM). The collaboration includes internship and research programs in the fields of economics and business, as well as public health.

It is hoped that this collaboration will provide an opportunity for FEB and FKM UI students to be involved in an internship program at PT SMI, as well as conducting research that is relevant to the industrial world and the field of public health. This will be a good first step for students to become competent professionals, so they are able to compete in the competitive world of work. UI's goal of producing quality human resources is in line with PT SMI's vision and mission.

PT SMI (Persero) is a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) which specializes in infrastructure financing in eight operational sectors, namely roads and bridges, transportation, oil and gas, telecommunications, waste management, electricity, irrigation and drinking water supply. This company was founded in 2009 as a driving force in encouraging social, economic and environmental growth in Indonesia. PT SMI moves to provide benefits to society through socially and economically conscious actions; as well as promoting sustainability through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change mitigation.

Edwin Syahruzad said that currently the SMI Institute (SMII) has been formed as a form of PT SMI's transformation to develop knowledge through research, capacity building and research publications. "I think this collaboration with UI will increase our research capacity which was already good, coupled with the existence of SMII. "We believe that adequate research support will be useful for us as a basis for strategic decision making in efforts to accelerate development," said Edwin.

The collaboration between UI and PT SMI is a form of synergy between educational institutions and industry in developing knowledge through education, research and community service. This collaboration is expected to increase the transfer of knowledge and technology, as well as develop educational curricula that are relevant to the needs of the job market.


About PT SMI

PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) ("PT SMI") which was founded on February 26 2009 is a State-Owned Enterprise under the coordination of the Ministry of Finance in the form of a Non-Bank Financial Institution (LKBB). PT SMI plays a role and has a mandate as a catalyst for accelerating national development.

PT SMI has various functions and unique products/features to support the acceleration of infrastructure development which not only functions as infrastructure financing but also as an enabler through the implementation of the Government and Business Entity Cooperation (KPBU) scheme which includes various financial institutions, both private and multilateral. PT SMI actively supports the implementation of PPP and encourages the acceleration of infrastructure development in the regions through regional loan products.

PT SMI has three business pillars consisting of (1) Financing and Investment, namely financing infrastructure projects, (2) Advisory Services, namely solutions to the needs of professional staff and experts in the infrastructure sector and (3) Project Development, namely assisting the Person in Charge Cooperation Project (PJPK) to prepare infrastructure projects.


About UI

The University of Indonesia is a modern, comprehensive, open, multi-cultural and humanistic campus that covers a wide range of scientific disciplines. Currently, UI is simultaneously always trying to become one of the leading research universities or academic institutions in the world. As a research university, efforts are always made to achieve the highest achievements in terms of discovery, development and diffusion of knowledge regionally and globally.


More information contact:
Ramona Harimurti
Head of Corporate Secretary Division
PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)
Tel : +6221 8082 5288
Fax : +6221 8082 5258
Email: corsec@ptsmi.co.id

Dra. Amelita Lusia, M.Si., CPR
Kepala Biro Humas dan KIP UI
Universitas Indonesia
Media Contact: Finda Salsabila, M.A.
(Media Relations UI, humas@ui.ac.id: 08151500-0002)



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