On the second day of UPH Festival 2021 ‘Go Beyond,’ more than 4,000 new UPH students entering the 2021/2022 academic year were welcomed by a message from the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dr. H. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, B.BA., M.BA., Vice Minister of Trade, Dr. Jerry Sambuaga, and Vice President of the STIK-PTIK Academic Division, Brigjen Pol. Dr. Asep Adisaputra, S.H., S.I.K., M.H., M.Si. during the Distinguished Guest Speaker (DGS) event on 27 Agustus 2021. The three speakers urged the freshmen in the Lippo Village-Karawaci, Plaza Semanggi-Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan campuses, to seek new opportunities, develop business ideas, adapt to technological advancements, and use digital tools creatively.
In his introductory remarks, Sandiaga Uno delivered a message encouraging new students to cultivate creativity. “The young generation must be creative and have the courage to try, fail, and rise up again. The creative young generation is the power of the future. UPH students cannot be passive bystanders but should be active changemakers. Your study at UPH is the foundation of learning subjects and a platform for you to gain relevant knowledge and build a network.
Moreover, Sandiaga urges the audience to challenge themselves and think creatively, innovate, and collaborate with others, especially during this pandemic. Sandiaga invites UPH students to sharpen their skillset and take advantage of the various programs offered by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Echoing Sandiaga’s remarks, Dr. Jerry Sambuaga also explains the positive contribution of Indonesia’s digital economy on the country’s overall economy. “In the midst of this pandemic, Indonesia reached a record-high trade balance in the past decade. As of July 2021, the country had a trade surplus of US$14.42 billion. The digital economy contributed significantly to this remarkable economic progress,” states Jerry.
Jerry added that the potential value of e-commerce transactions is expected to continue to increase because there are still 62.9 million micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) that have not yet connected to the digital platform. The government has invested in a variety of infrastructures and assistance programs for the development of MSME, so a digital MSME ecosystem has a tremendous potential that must be leveraged. To support the progress of MSME, Jerry invites UPH students to participate in the “Gerakan Nasional Bangga Buatan Indonesia” (national movement to be proud of locally made products) every day.
Brigjen Pol. Asep Adisaputra also talked about the cybercrime phenomenon caused by the rise of digital technology and the role of the Indonesian National Police to protect the security of Indonesia’s digital ecosystem through restorative Justice.
“Based on the direction of President Joko Widodo, Chief of Indonesia’s National Police, Police General Drs. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, M.Si. stated that restorative justice in the enforcement of electronic information and transaction laws involves follow-up efforts to pursue restoration. Some issues can be resolved through various forms of mediation and deliberation outside the courts. However, there are certainly problems that cannot be solved through restorative justice methods like deliberation, namely cybercrimes of SARA (Ethnicity, Religion, Race, and Inter-group), radicalism, and separatism.” explains Brigadier General Pol. Asep.
Brigadier General, Pol. Asep reminded the audience that it is the joint responsibility of the Indonesian National Police and the public to enforce electronic information and transaction laws.
To close the entire presentation, UPH Rector DR. (Hon.) Jonathan L. Parapak, M. Eng. Sc., expressed his appreciation for all the remarks given by the guest speakers and hoped that their speeches would encourage students to be enthusiastic about contributing to the country. UPH is fully committed to providing a high-quality education, in order to develop soft skills and hard skills, which will enable UPH students to make an impact and be a blessing to Indonesia. UPH is committed to cultivating students to become creative, innovative, and strong leaders and make positive contributions to the country.
For high school seniors who are preparing to enter the world of higher education, UPH is ready to welcome you and will equip you to become a part of a young generation that will impact Indonesia’s future. Registration for 2022/2023 is now open, so register at UPH now! Visit the UPH Festival 2021 website or call 0811-1709-901 to contact our student consultants.