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▼Project for Improving Higher Education Institutions through
University-Industry-Community Links(Hi-Link) in Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia


1.Background of Project Request

The Government of Indonesia (hereinafter referred to as “Indonesia”) places a high priority on the empowerment of human resources in its economic policy framework. In this connection, the Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as “Japan”) implemented the Higher Education Development Support Project (HEDS) from 1990 to 1996. The aim of the project was to enhance capability of human resources for industrial development and to alleviate regional disparities in education. The project achieved some outputs, such as increase in the number of faculty members with advanced degrees and development of skills for teaching and research in higher education.

Indonesia has focused on education, research, and contribution to society as roles of the university (Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi, or “Three Principles of Higher Education”) since PROPENAS (“National Development Program”) (1989-1994) was issued. Since then, universities in Indonesia have been required to encourage contribution to society through transfer of intellect achievement while fulfilling fundamental functions such as education and research. Given the situation, the Directorate General of Higher Education (hereinafter referred to as “DGHE”), a subordinate organization of the Ministry of National Education, has taken measures including government subsidies for research based on community needs and workshops to encourage entrepreneurship with the aim of enhancing a relationship between universities and industry/community. In addition, the Ministry of National Education developed three criteria for personnel evaluation of university faculty members in accordance with “Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi” in order to encourage faculty members to engage in activities for contribution to society. However, the effect of those measures remains to be seen.

Universitas Gadjah Mada (hereinafter referred to as “UGM”) has the largest number of faculty members who have a master’s degree or doctorate. UGM is also one of the priority universities of Japanese aid policy on Indonesian higher education. Although UGM has a clear policy on enhancing University-Industry-Community (hereinafter referred to as U-I-C) links, coordination of activities for U-I-C links has been hardly implemented because of lack of an effective implementation system. A framework for research which applies needs of society is underdeveloped. In addition, there is no clear focal point for U-I-C. Currently, three organizations deal with U-I-C: Agency for Research and Community Service (LPPM), Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development Center (SMEDC), and Techno Center in UGM. There are also many activities related to U-I-C, which are implemented by each department and institute without coordination in UGM.

Given the background above, Indonesia requested Japan to help establish effective and comprehensive interaction among U-I-C and to enhance roles of the university in Indonesian society.

2.Goal of the Project

(1) Overall Goal:
Roles of universities in meeting needs of industry and community are improved.

(2) Project Purpose:
Research relevance is improved through University-Industry-Community collaboration system in Gadjah Mada University.

3.Activities

(1)Improvement of research capability for U-I-C collaboration of researchers

•Promotion of joint research
•Directions regarding use and acquisition of research grant aid
•Advise on scientific papers
•Implementation of internal research seminars etc.

(2) Establishment of strong interaction among U-I-C

•Study on needs for U-I-C affiliation
•Establish system for evaluating industry-university collaborations
•Technical consultation and training
•Publication of lessons related to U-I-C collaboration etc.

(3) Strengthen of organizational capacity of liaison window for
U-I-C collaboration and enhancement of functions and capability of liaison window

•Establishment of regulations for operating the center
•Establishment of regulations for technology licensing (technology transfer)
•Training of center managers and office workers
•Creating database of research staff and intellectual property etc.

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4.Composition of the Project Team

ITOI, Ryuichi Team Leader/University-Industry-Community links Promotion (KU)
IZUMI, Yasuo Deputy Team Leader/University-Industry-Community Center Management (IN)
KOTERAYAMA, Wataru Intellectual Property Management/Patent Management (KU)
NINOMIYA, Tamotsu Research Support:Electric/Electronic Engineering (KU)
KAI, Syouichi Research Support:Physics Engineering (KU)
Setijadji Lucas Donny Research Support:Surveying Engineering (KU)
WATANABE, Koichiro Research Support: Geological Engineering (KU)
HIRAJIMA, Tsuyoshi Research Support: Chemical Engineering (KU)
TAKATA, Yasuyuki Research Support: Mechanical Engineering (KU)
YASUFUKU, Noriyuki Research Support: Civil Engineering (KU)
KAWASE, Hiroshi Research Support: Urban Disaster Management (KU)

*KU: Kyushu University, IN: IC Net Limited

5.Project Period

June 2006 – March 2009 (3 years)