15 Jul 2023

Establishing Research Collaboration, FEB UNS Welcomed a Visit from UNJ Digital Business Study Program

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) cordially received a delegation comprising the Head of the Study Program and 79 undergraduate students from the Digital Business Study Program of the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ). The visit took place on Thursday, July 13, 2023, was warmly welcomed by FEB UNS and took place at the Hall of the Suhardi Building FEB UNS.

The entourage from the Undergraduate (S1) Program in Digital Business UNJ was welcomed by Vice Dean of Business and Information Cooperation Planning, Tastaftiyan Risfandy, Ph.D., Head of Study Program, Putra Pamungkas Ph.D., and also Lecturer of the Bachelor (S1) of Digital Business FEB UNS.

In his speech, Tastaftiyan Risfandy, Ph.D., welcomed the Head of UNJ Digital Business Study Program entourage to UNS Solo, Dr. Osly Usman, M.Bus., along with the students. “We would like to welcome the Head of the UNJ Digital Business Study Program, Mr. Osly, and all students. It’s an honor for us, this is the 2nd time UNJ visited UNS. Previously, Mr. Osly had given many directions to the FEB UNS Digital Business Study Program as a newly established study program.”

Furthermore, it is said that both Study Programs from UNJ and UNS will establish many collaborations, one of which is a research partnership. In line with Tastaftiyan Ph.D., Dr. Osly also confirmed that the Study Programs will conduct research and international community service collaboration that will involve students. Moreover, Field Work Courses (KKL) are expected to enhance the enthusiasm of UNJ Digital Business Study Program students to be independent.

“Through various off-campus visits, we encourage our students to learn more and not to become ‘home-court aces,’ to be academicians who can dedicate their learned knowledge to the community. Students are free to explore anything, the great opportunity is available here at UNS. Students are free to inquire about UNS’ strengths, the previous and ongoing projects, and available courses in the fifth semester for student exchange. By engaging in this exploration, later they can confidently select UNS as the preferred destination for their exchange program,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of BG FEB UNS Study Program, Putra Pamungkas, S.E., M.Rech., Ph.D., confirmed that the collaboration established between the UNS Digital Business Study Program and UNJ has a common goal. This is to elevate the recognition of the Digital Business Study Program within the community and enhance its appeal, thereby fostering increased demand for the program.

“We are equipping students with digital expertise nurturing future-ready talents for the industry’s advancement. The students were lucky enough to be the pioneers and equipped with digital science from the beginning, positioning them as sought-after recruits for the industry, fully prepared to embrace the challenges of the digital era.”

He added that UNJ and UNS are set on many research collaborations, student activities, visits, and student exchanges. “Especially for those who have visited UNS and are interested in the UNS campus, we are ready to open student exchange for 1 to 2 semesters. We, at UNS, our specialization is finance. However, it does not eliminate the possibility that there will be a new focus in business and marketing. In Digital Business FEB UNS, we offer 3 concentrations study: finance, digital marketing, and digital governance.”

Thanks to a well-coordinated effort made by the Student Association Department (HMJ) of the Digital Business Study Program FEB UNS, UNJ students can have the opportunity to see the infrastructure facilities in FEB UNS.