UNS — Center for Disability Study (PSD), Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, established a partnership with the National Commission for Disability (KND) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI). The partnership was marked with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signatory between the two parties in the UNS Tower Ki Hadjar Dewantara Building, Tuesday (2/8/2022). The Rector of UNS, Prof. Dr. Jamal Wiwoho, S.H., M.Hum., expressed his gratitude for establishing a partnership with the KND RI. He reveals that this partnership aims to synergize the resources between the two organizations following their duties and responsibility in education, research, and community service activities.
To this day, UNS has attempted to establish a campus that embraces inclusive education, proved with the establishment of special entrance selection for students with disability and a disability-friendly building model. “Furthermore, we wish that public and private universities in Solo can participate in the UNS Inclusive Matric that will be inaugurated on the 77th Indonesia’s Independence day. I hope that the UNS Inclusive Matric ranking can be a proper appreciation and honor for the disability community who has devoted their life to this country,” said Prof. Jamal.
During the signatory ceremony, UNS and KND RI agreed on establishing disability service development through integrated resources, competencies, and potentials from both institutions to develop a synergistic sustainable collaboration. The Deputy Head and Member of KND RI, Deka Kurniawan, expresses his gratitude for this collaboration. “Hopefully, this synergy can be implemented intensively and contributes to establishing useful output for the disability community,” explains Deka.
The collaboration agreement will cover numerous activities such as education, research, and Higher Education Tridharma activity development, which includes the implementation of Program Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM), scientific disseminations and meetings (seminar, workshop, conference), human resource development and institution development, as well as additional activities as agreed by UNS and KND RI, according to the MoU. Humas UNS
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