President University’s partnership with the University of Glasgow (UofG), UK, is now four years old. During these years universities have shared knowledge and collaborated on research and collaborated on projects to increase universities’ capacities in developing entrepreneurship. As part of their partnership, President University alumni can also apply for scholarships to study at the University of Glasgow.
One of the milestones of the partnership is that both universities are working together on the “Growing Indonesia” project – a Triangular Approach or GITA.
“This project aims to promote collaboration between universities, government and companies. One of the goals is to create new entrepreneurs from the campus and its surroundings, ”said Adhi Setyo Santoso, Director of SetSail BizAccel, the coordinator for the GITA project. SetSail BizAccel is President University’s incubator and is designed to help students who want to start their own business.
Adhi went on to explain about the triangular approach: “This includes developing effective collaboration between universities and companies, conveying the entrepreneurial spirit to all those involved at the university, and building new companies from ideas and innovations that contribute to the local and regional economy.”
GITA is an international project with a value of more than 1 billion IDR. This project includes a number of universities in Indonesia and abroad and is funded by Erasmus, a commission in the European Union that supports various activities in the fields of education, training and youth.
Through the GITA, the university hopes that more and more entrepreneurs will be born from the campus and its surroundings.