The Rector of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Prof. Dr. H. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., M.A., was accompanied by the Vice Rector, Secretary of the University, Dean, and Vice Dean of FPEB, Head of General and Secretarial Office, and Head of Public Relations in receiving the visit of USAID’s HESSA Participants from 18 Universities in Pakistan to conduct Student Entrepreneurship in the Meeting Room of Partere Building on Friday (24/2/2023).
The Rector of UPI explained that the visitors came from various universities in Pakistan with the support of USAID’s HESSA and Mien R. Uno Foundation (MRUF). They came to UPI to participate in training in the field of Entrepreneurship. The Rector added that the Faculty of Economic and Business Education (FPEB) accompanied them for three days at UPI, providing an excellent opportunity to introduce UPI to the world since they came from different universities.
The Rector also mentioned that the FPEB faculty members, Prof. Dr. Vanessa Gaffar, SE.Ak. MBA, and Dr. Lili Adi Wibowo, S.Pd., S.Sos, M.M., along with other lecturers from FPEB, are conducting a three-day training specifically in the field of entrepreneurship for them.
The Rector emphasized the enthusiasm of the visitors about this issue, as they face the same funding limitations as UPI, relying mainly on limited government funding and student contributions. He stressed the importance of developing their own financial resources to improve the quality of their universities.
The 18 universities represented by the visitors are Lahore College for Women University, University of Engineering and Technology, National University of Sciences & Technology, University of Peshawar, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Karakoram International University, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Peoples University of Medical & Health Science for Women Nawabshah, Women University Swabi, Sindh Agriculture University, University of Swat, National University of Technology, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Higher Education Commission, and Institute of International Education.