05 Sep 2023

In Collaboration with BKF, the DESP Study Program Hosted a State Budget Simulation Lecture

In the first week of the 2023-2024 academic session, a team from the Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF) of the Ministry of Finance (Kemenkeu) shared their experiences on the State Budget with students of the Development Economics Study Program (DESP), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Thursday, September 31, 2023 at the Suhardi FEB UNS Building.

The agenda entitled ‘State Budget Simulation Lecture’ was a follow-up agenda to the partnership that had previously been carried out between DESP FEB and the BKF Ministry of Finance. In her welcoming remark, Dr. Dwi Prasetyani, SE, M.Sc., Vice Dean of Academic, Research, and Student Affairs of FEB UNS expressed her gratitude to BKF for the partnership with FEB UNS.

“Representing the faculty, we express our gratitude to BKF for its willingness to maintain the establishment of partnership. We hope for future breakthroughs, thus, the current collaboration can be more meaningful and impactful for students,” she said.

Further, Dr. Dwi hopes that this collaboration will not only contribute impact to the FEB academic community, but also to UNS, other universities aside from UNS, and also for local governments.

One of the collaboration initiatives that is still in the discussion process is the establishment of a Fiscal Corner. The Fiscal Corner will be a space for collaboration between FEB and the Ministry of Finance.

It is also said that the DESP is included as a study program that has the highest contribution number of the top ten collaborations at UNS. This is a commendable achievement.

After receiving direction at the Suhardi Building, students participated in a simulation activity, which was divided into 3 classes and led by the BKF Team and each DESP Lecturer as Supervisor.