Relocation of the Capital City is considered strategic for the development of UIN Jakarta

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Amany Lubis (left) said autonomy is very important for UIN Jakarta if it wants to be more independent. (photo: IO/UIN Documentation)

IO, Palangka Raya – Relocating Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to the City of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, could be strategic for the development of UIN Jakarta in the future. If the capital is relocated, UIN Jakarta could experience a strengthening in its autonomy, both financially and institutionally.

This was stated by Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof. Dr. Hj Amany Lubis during the 39th annual meeting of the West Indonesian State University Cooperation Body (BKS-PTN) in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, on January 10-12 2019. The event, which was held at the University of Palangka Raya (UPR) was attended by 32 state universities from Sumatra, Java, and Kalimantan. In the event, UIN Jakarta was represented by Rector Amany Lubis and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Fadhilah Suralaga.

According to Amany, UIN Jakarta’s autonomy is very important, as UIN Jakarta soon will become a State University Legal Entity (PTN BH), which must be more independent in managing its finances and developing a business center.

“This issue becomes very important for UIN Jakarta in order to be more independent. Hopefully, it will be a good plan for the nation’s future prosperity,” said Amany.

Amany also added that the presence of the West BKS-PTN forum was very important. In addition to strengthening institutional and academic relations, the forum also serves as a means to exchange information in various aspects, both academic and non-academic.

“This forum is important in expanding the cooperation network. Not only with state universities that are members of the West BKS-PTN but also with other local and international state universities,” she added. (UIN)