“Don’t get caught up in routine anymore, we’ve to develop new ways, the desire of students and lecturers to innovate must continue to be cultivated, new creations must be facilitated and developed,” the President said in a virtual speech at the Open Meeting of the 58th Anniversary of Brawijaya University (UB) on Tuesday, as quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's website.
The students, according to President Jokowi, must be facilitated to learn anything from anyone, be it from industry players, entrepreneurs, government practitioners or from other field players.
Furthermore, the President also stated that the nation had passed a difficult and challenging 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
However, the pandemic has also provided lessons and inspired the nation to make breakthroughs and innovations.
Inventors from Brawijaya University have filed 132 patents during this pandemic, the highest in Indonesia in the university category.
Therefore, the President continued, Indonesia is waiting for the superior science and technology of UB products to help improve people’s welfare.