The Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning who is also Head of the Indonesian BPN, Dr. Sofyan Djalil, SH, MA, MALD, invited students to increase their capacity. He conveyed this in a public lecture in front of hundreds of students at the Syiah Kuala University on Wednesday (12/12). The event, which took place at the AAC Dayan Dawood, Darussalam Building, discussed Indonesia's readiness to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
According to Sofyan, changes in the world entering the 4.0 Industrial Revolution must be responded optimistically. Because according to him, this era will open many opportunities and challenges. All these challenges and opportunities must be faced with creativity, flexibility, and open mindedness.
However, he regretted that there are still some people who find it difficult to accept differences and look at problems only from one side. Even though according to him, if you want to succeed in competition, one that should be highlighted is attitude.
"The extent to which you can develop depends on your attitude. If your attitude is extreme, intolerant, then you can't go anywhere. That character is your future, "he said.
For this reason, Sofyan hopes that Unsyiah as an educational institution can help shape students with character through a positive education and environmental system. Because according to him, by having a strong character, students can accept changes and differences in facing the challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Rector of Unsyiah, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng, said that technological development and the Industrial Revolution 4.0 provided opportunities and challenges to compete with other countries. He cited data from the World Economic Forum in 2018, which stated that Indonesia's global competitiveness was ranked 45th out of 140 countries. At the ASEAN level, Indonesia is still below Singapore (ranked 2), Malaysia (ranked 25), and Thailand (ranked 38).
In fact, Indonesia's human resource skills are only ranked 62 in the world. According to him, this is influenced by low innovation capacity which is still ranked 68th in the world.
He hopes that this public lecture can provide new understanding and enthusiasm for Unsyiah students to increase their capacity so that they have competitiveness.
"After listening to this public lecture, we are better able to explore and understand all possibilities, all challenges, and all opportunities to innovate and create in the era of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution," he concluded. (Humy Unsyiah / fer)