UDINUS PROFESSOR OF TECHNOPRENEUR MANAGEMENT
Thursday, April 20th 2017, Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) held the Professor Inauguration for Prof. Dr. Ir. Edi Noersasongko, M.Kom as Professor of Technopreneur Management of Udinus Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at Grand Rama Convention Hall Patra Convention Hotel Semarang.
The inauguration was held before Udinus Senate, including Prof. Dr. Supriadi Rustad, M. Si as the Senate Chairman and Senate Udinus Members, as well as Honorary Senate Members from well-known University Rectors. These Rectors was from UI, ITB, ITS, UNDIP, UNS, Gunadharma University, UBINUS, and UNMER. Dr. St. Dwiarso Utomo, SE., M.Kom., Akt, CA., the Vice Rector II of General, Finance, and Human Resources was read the Decree of the Ministry of Technology and Higher Education of the Republic regarding to the Inauguration of Professor for Prof. Dr. Ir. Edi Noersasongko, M.Kom.
Edi Noersasongko presented a speech entitled "Technopreneurship Education from Udinus for Indonesia." It was conveyed how many industries are degraded due to change of technology as well as consumer behavior which is changing day by day. For example, some industries such as newspapers, banking, and transportation are moved to online service. The university community should be in the forefront to create and anticipate any changes. The basic of entrepreneurship in universities, not only to run Tri Dharma, but also the graduates will be able to create jobs. Edi experienced it when he was opening a computer course, which eventually developed into a university, namely Udinus.
According to Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) 2017, it has measured the quality of entrepreneurship in a country. In Indonesia, the weakest indicator of entrepreneurship is Technology Absorption. Therefore, the use of technology for entrepreneurs (Technopreneurship) is still an opportunity and a challenge for entrepreneurs.
Udinus has also applied the curriculum of entrepreneurship and technopreneurship in the course. And now, Udinus has obtained a lot of achievements from students, lecturers, alumni, and institutions related to the success of technopreneurship education on a regional, national, and international scale. Edi believes that technopreneurship education in universities along with good curriculum and creative and innovative activities, it will be able to produce great new technopreneurs that is reliable and can compete in international level.
INAUGURATION: the Chairman of Udinus Senate, Prof. Dr. Supriadi Rustad, M.Si, confirmed Prof. Dr. Ir. Edi Noersasongko, M.Kom as Udinus Professor of Technopreneur Management, April 20th 2017. Picture: Meyta Adelianah.