Information Technology Study Program Won Outstanding Study Program Award in IKU 2020

Medan, Humas Fasilkom-TI — University of Sumatera Utara (USU) awarded faculties and study programs that exceled in IKU 2020. This award was given at a routine morning parade held in the front yard of Central Administration Building USU on Monday, December 27, 2021. The Information Technology Study Program was one of study programs that received an award at yesterday’s morning parade.

The Information Technology Study Program received an award in the category of study program with most contributions from lecturers' work/output that are used by the community or received international recognition. This award was given directly by the Chancellor of University of Sumatera Utara to the Head of Information Technology Undergraduate Study Program, Sarah Purnamawati ST., MSc.

Indikator Kinerja Utama (IKU) are new performance measures for universities to create adaptive higher education institutions based on more concrete outcomes. The policy is also a measuring tool to accelerate the implementation of Merdeka Belajar-Kampus Merdeka. IKU-PTN is a measuring tool as well as an accelerator for the development of Merdeka Belajar-Kampus Merdeka policy, which has been established through the Regulation of Minister of Education and Culture No. 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of 2020.

The Chancellor, Dr. Muryanto Amin., S.Sos., M.Si, said that this award is a commitment of USU to appreciate the hard work and dedication given. "We will start the habit of working in accordance with the achievement targets by awarding those who achieve it, and giving warning for those who are still far from the target," he said.

The Chancellor hopes that this achievement will be maintained and can be a motivation for all faculties and other study programs of University of Sumatera Utara (USU). “Maintain that target to stay in the best performance vortex. For those who haven't achieved it, we hope they will be able to find the solution to existing problem," said the Chancellor.

The Chancellor asked the entire academic community of USU to understand IKU, set by the Ministry of Education and Culture. According to him, IKU is a guideline that underlies all steps to achieve a product. From these indicators, work plans and budgets can be drawn up to strengthen productivity.

“For next year, we hope that work program which targeting IKU can show significant growth,” he added.

He added that next year USU needs fresh and new thinking to accommodate all changes in classrooms and in the use of technology. According to him, universities as institutions that produce human resources are required to adjust its learning process so that it is adaptive to the world of work and industry.

“We can interpret this complex task to support the graduates in fulfilling IKU," he concluded.