A total of 20 computers were received by Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) from the Ministry of Industry, Republic of Indonesia (Kemenperin RI) at the Unsyiah Senate Hall on Friday (12/14). This computer was submitted directly by the Director of the Electronics and Telematic Industry represented by Asrin Noholo and received by deputy rector for Planning, Cooperation and Public Relations, Dr. Hizir Sofyan.
In his remarks, Hizir said that computer assistance was an honor for Unsyiah. According to him this is a form of concern from Ministry of Industry in helping the development of universities in order to face the 4.0 the Industrial Revolution era.
"This is an honor, because Unsyiah was chosen as one of the recipients in addition to the other five universities in Indonesia," he said.
Hizir also hopes that this computer assistance can increase the creativity and innovation of the academics, especially students. This computer is an important means for students to practice selling the their creative product.
Meanwhile, Asrin Noholo explained that the computers provided were domestic designs.
"This is an effort from the Ministry of Industry to campaign for pride in using domestic products," Asrin said.
The giving of 20 computers was a follow-up the visit of the Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto, during a public lecture at Unsyiah last February. At that time, Airlangga was committed to establishing Science Techno Park in Unsyiah.
It is planned that 20 computers will be used to develop business incubators and support information and communication technology at Unsyiah. (Public Relations Unsyiah / mr)