18 March 2016
Bank Indonesia Inaugurates ‘BI Corner’ at UPH
Lippo Village, March 16 2016 – The Role of Bank Indonesia (BI) as the guard of Indonesia economy has not been understood widely by the society. As an effort of widening the students’ knowledge in the sector of economy, especially related to the role of BI

(left-right) Arbonas Hutabarat – Director of Bank Indonesia Communication Department, Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc., - Rector of UPH, Dr. Sherman Ong – Dean of Business School at the Ribbon Cutting Event as a Symbol of ‘BI Corner’ Inauguration

 

 

The role of Bank Indonesia (BI) as the guard of Indonesia economy has not been understood widely by the society. As an effort of widening the students’ knowledge in the sector of economy, especially related to the role of BI as Indonesia’s central bank, BI provides a ‘BI Corner’ facility at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH)’s library ‘The Johannes Oentoro’. The facility located at UPH library level 2, UPH campus, Lippo Village, Karawaci Tangerang, is inaugurated today (16/3) for its operational by Bank Indonesia, represented by Arbonas Hutabarat – Director of Bank Indonesia Communication Department and UPH Rector Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak.

 
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Arbonas Hutabarat

"Bank Indonesia has many stakeholders, one of which is the campus and students. Through today's event and the inauguration of 'BI Corner', we hope that UPH students can be more active to know the world of economy and what BI is. BI is not just for printing money, but we work to keep the economy moving, and we want all levels of society, including students, to escort the policy made," Arbonas Hutabarat said.

BI Corner itself is a reading corner provided by BI through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program titled 'Smart Indonesia' to educate the public. BI’s target is to build 1000 units of 'BI Corner' all across Indonesia, and there are now only 25 units in Greater Jakarta Area.


 

 

In his remark, UPH Rector expressed his gratitude for BI’s initiative in bringing 'BI Corner' at UPH campus. "UPH is one of the chosen campus. And I appreciate the steps taken by BI to do this CSR program that will gradually reach all across Indonesia,” Rector said.

According to Esterina Jonatan, UPH Library 'The Johannes Oentoro' Manager, the total collection of books donated by BI are 505 copies of both local and foreign books in economics, business, banking, accounting, and management. "The facilities provided by BI also include all-in-one computers, bookshelves, TV, sofa, and other means to support the convenience of the visitors. In addition through these books, UPH students can also directly access information online about the issues, tasks, and roles related BI Indonesia's economy through BI Corner,” Esterina added.

To maximize the utilization of 'BI Corner', management of UPH library ‘The Johannes Oentoro' held a variety of programs such as seminars like today, and a book review program, financial literacy and collaboration with UPH library program will be held in the future.

In addition to the inauguration of BI Corner, Arbonas also gave a seminar on "Recent Economic Developments and Monetary Policy". In his seminar, Arbanos explained an overview of the economic conditions, risks we need to be aware of, and the policy response from the BI.

"We want to do more than just inaugurating, so through 'Smart Indonesia' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and this seminar, we want to share knowledge and insights on the development of economy, and what role BI does as the central bank of Indonesia," Arbonas added.

The inauguration of BI Corner and this seminar were attended by approximately 250 participants from students and lecturers of UPH, as well as BI. In the future, Arbanos hopes that UPH will be committed to be the light and hope for the nation as attached in the name 'Pelita Harapan'. (mt)

 
 
A Photo After the ‘BI Corner’ Inauguration
 
 
 Tumpeng Giving by UPH Rector to Arbonas Hutabarat
 
 
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The Ambience of Participants who were Present
 
 
 
 
 
 
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