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BINUS UNIVERSITY Hosts 1st Presidents Forum Event


On 24th – 25th October 2016, BINUS UNIVERSITY hosted the 1st Presidents’ Forum which served as a platform to encourage entrepreneurship amongst enrolled university students in Indonesia. The event – that was held as part of the university’s 35th anniversary – was attended by 100 participants which comprised of founders of start-up companies, government representatives, industry leaders as well as representatives from a number of local and international higher education institutions. Prominent attendees at the event included Mr Bernard Gunawan as CEO BINA NUSANTARA Group, Mr Andreas Diantoro as CEO of Microsoft Indonesia, Mr Lee Young-Moo, PhD as President of Hanyang University, and Dr Jui-Chang Kung as President of Cheng Shiu among others.

BINUS UNIVERSITY utilised the theme of “Transformations and Innovations of Higher Education as Enablers of Start-ups’ Growth” and as such demonstrated the university’s acknowledgments of newly-established local businesses. As a university committed to producing highly-skilled graduates with an emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, BINUS UNIVERSITY thus actively carries out initiatives in order to support the growth of fast-emerging companies. The 1st Presidents’ Forum programme also engaged participants in a number of forum discussions which primarily focused on the role of higher education institutions in encouraging entrepreneurialism; each session was led by key speakers including Mr Gideon Maas from Coventry University, Mr Kevin Downing from City University of Hong Kong, Mr James Hoadley from Georgia Tech, Mr Gordon Hewitt as Chairman of SiX Capital Global Advisory Board, Mr Andreas Diantoro as CEO of Microsoft Indonesia, Mr Firdaus Alamsjah as Executive Dean of BINUS INTERNATIONAL, and Mr Idris Gautama So, S.Kom., SE, MM, MBA., PhD as Vice Rector of Global Employability and Entrepreneurship at BINUS UNIVERSITY. During the event, BINUS UNIVERSITY and its event partners signed a declaration which reiterated their commitment in nurturing youth leadership by promoting the importance of innovation as well as entrepreneurialism.

In understanding the importance of bolstering the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, BINUS UNIVERSITY hopes to increase the country’s competitiveness level among other local and overseas universities. As such, BINUS UNIVERSITY through the 1st Presidents’ Forum event demonstrated its adeptness in spearheading the future progress of Indonesia’s higher education sector.
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