The Directorate of Graduate Career Development and Alumni Relations (DPKHA) of the University of Indonesia (UI) together with the UI Alumni Association (ILUNI) held the UI 71st Anniversary Golf Tournament which was held at the Bogor Raya Golf Club which managed to collect a donation of Rp. 500,000,000 for the UI Endowment Fund.
UI Chancellor Prof. Ari Kuncoro in his statement, Tuesday, positively welcomed the initiative from DPKHA to raise the Endowment Fund to help education at UI through the golf tournament.
It is hoped that through this initiative, UI can continue to establish pentahelix synergy with the government, business partners, the alumni community and the media, so that it should be carried out regularly.
"This tournament is also expected to be a place to stay in touch as well as to further increase the sense of closeness and close kinship between the academic community and UI residents, including alumni."
The golf tournament was attended by UI Chancellor Prof. Ari Kuncoro, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. rer. grout. Abdul Haris; Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Prof. Ainun Na'im, and Prof. Drs. H. Mohamad Nasir (Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education 2014-2019).
In addition, the Chairperson of the UI Board of Trustees, Saleh Husin, Chancellor of the National University, Dr. Drs. H. El Amry Bermawi Putera, Chancellor of the Indonesian Cyber University, Prof. Jang Youn Cho; Director of Resources of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Mohammad Sofwan Effendi, M.Ed.; General Chairperson of ILUNI UI, Andre Rahadian; as well as the president director of several companies in industry and banking.
Director of DPKHA UI Ir. Ahmad Syafiq stated that the golf tournament event which was carried out by implementing the health protocol was one of UI's innovative efforts in raising the UI Endowment Fund.
"This tournament is also expected to be a place to stay in touch as well as to further increase the sense of closeness and close kinship between the academic community and UI residents, including alumni," he said.
He added that in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, golf is a sport that has a relatively low level of risk compared to other types of sports.
Committee Chairman Badrul Munir said the committee said that this activity managed to collect donations of half a billion rupiah for the UI Endowment Fund.
This fund will be used to improve the quality of education and learning at UI, including to provide scholarships for outstanding students who have limited education funding, as well as support the activities of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.