Peak Commemoration of 59th Anniversary, Udayana University Holds Senate Open Session and Family Event

DENPASAR - Udayana University (Unud) Holds Senate Open Session in commemoration of the 59th Anniversary, Wednesday (29/9/2021). The highlight of the 59th Anniversary was carried out in a hybrid manner considering that it was still in the Covid-19 pandemic, with the main location point being in the Nusantara Room, Agrocomplex Building, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar. "Strengthening Innovation and Competitiveness with the Spirit of Mutual Cooperation in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic for A Rising Indonesia" is the theme of this year's Dies Natalis.

Various congratulations via video recordings were received in this year's Anniversary celebration, including from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, who also said "Happy Anniversary "Continue to contribute to the progress of Indonesia". Other congratulations from the Bali Police Chief, Inspector General Pol Putu Jayan Danu Putra; IX Udayana, Major General TNI Maruli Simanjuntak; Chair of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Puan Maharani; former Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Rui Maria de Araujo; Minister of Health of Timor Leste, Leaders of Universities, BUMN partners, the private sector, and various other parties.

Rector of Unud, Prof. I Nyoman Gde Antara, in his report said, this year's Dies Natalis theme reflects that the Unud academic community is united in facing the Covid-19 pandemic by playing an active role in the rise of Indonesia from the impact of the pandemic, by displaying the advantages of innovative works so that they can compete in the national and international arenas. international. Strengthening Unud research innovation with the spirit to realize Unud as a national innovation center, so that Unud researchers are able to develop and expand science and technology so that there is a synchronization between science and technology developments and problems faced by industry as well as the real needs of society and the state.

The age of 59 years is a mature age for Udayaba University. This should make all academics aware that in the future the campus must continue to move and carve out many works and achievements as it grows older. Let us all understand, reflect on, try our best to achieve our vision to realize the realization of a superior, independent, and cultured university.

The Rector also conveyed that in line with the vision of Unud and the Unud Strategic Plan 2020-2024 as well as the vision of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture 2020-2024, it is time for Unud to start creating a quality and integrated education ecosystem to produce superior human resources, personality, and contribute to nation development. This quality education ecosystem can be realized by providing quality higher education, developing research and community service that are relevant, innovative, and productive for the benefit of society and the world, as well as empowering infrastructure and optimizing the use of assets as income generating.

Governor of Bali Wayan Koster in his speech congratulated Unud on the 59th Anniversary of Unud and hoped that Unud, which is the oldest and largest university in Bali, will become an institution that is responsive to science and technology developments, flexible in responding to changing times and aggressive in developing new breakthroughs. This can be realized through a synergy with local governments. The governor believes that Unud can contribute greatly to the development of Bali.

At the peak of this year's Anniversary, a Scientific Oration was delivered by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Prof. Mahfud MD and the presentation of the Udayana Award to Prof. Dr. dr. Ketut Suastika, Sp.PD-KEMD (former Rector of Udayana University) and Prof. Dr. Ir. I Gede Mahardika, MS (Faculty of Animal Husbandry). The Udayana Award was given for their contribution to the progress of Unud. The peak of the anniversary celebration ended with a family event.