We are glad to share that the efforts, professional capacity and academic performance of the Sumbawa University of Technology (UTS) are being recognized. This month, UTS was awarded with a series of mentions that ratify the right direction of our university. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology distinguished UTS with the Bronze award in the category “Best Collaboration with Industries” for Indonesian private universities. With this recognition, UTS entered the Top 7 universities within this category. This achievement puts our university at the forefront, on par with the country’s greatest universities.
Strategic partners in the industry sectors are of vital importance for the development of future professionals, lecturers, and teaching practitioners. Without doubts, these alliances open up endless opportunities for growth and development. Receiving the bronze award is doubly rewarding since our campus is located in a rural area, far from the large industrial centers which makes it more challenging to establish cooperation with this sector. Despite the distance, UTS was able to set strategic alliances with new partners in the industrial sector.
In addition to the Bronze Award, LLDIKTI VIII granted two special distinctions to our university. UTS was recognized as one of the best private higher education institutions, in terms of managing international cooperation within the region of Bali and West Nusa Tenggara. Striving to create an international atmosphere, UTS has set a series of international partnerships with the objective of promoting academic exchange, increasing student mobility, fostering the production of joint research, and upgrading the training of lecturers and staff. This award is a recognition of the efforts of the Directorate of International Engagement and Collaboration at UTS. It fills us with joy to know that UTS is being recognized both, locally and internationally. We hope to continue growing and collaborating with more universities all around the globe.
Besides the awards aforementioned, LLDIKTI VIII granted funds to UTS to continue implementing “Kampus Merdeka”. This special distinction corresponds to the execution and support of the autonomous learning programs that UTS has been accomplishing. Every semester, UTS students bring the knowledge acquired in the classroom to the communities and put it into practice to find solutions to problems that afflict the communities.
All these recognitions fill us with pride and give us the necessary motivation to continue working and growing together with the faculty members, students, staff, and partner institutions. We are conscious that an award is not the end goal, but rather a symbolic confirmation that we are going in the right direction. Thank you to all who are part of UTS, our learning home.