“Jangan Sekali-kali Melupakan Sejarah”
(Jasmerah, Soekarno, 1966)
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
The slogan above is the fragment of President Soekarno’s Address, held on August 17, 1966, on the Indonesia’s Independence Day, which means never forget history.
The speech implies that as a nation, we should not forget history. The University of August 17, 1945 is one of the educational institutions, born of a long history, has given real contribution to the efforts of educating the country’s young generation since the beginning of independence. To the best of our knowledge, education is an essential foundation for a nation to improve both the quality and competitiveness of the nation globally. Efforts to educate the nation have been guaranteed by the country through the mandate of the 1945 Constitution and Pancasila.
In order to welcome globalization and the alterations that occur very fast, we are committed to being one of the nationalist campuses that continues to develop an attitude of nationalism and patriotism of students, lecturers, rectors, and employees. We consider this importance and firmly believe that advances of science and technology do not necessarily make a nation forget its cultural and historical roots.
We are committed to educating the country’s young generations from Sabang to Merauke through studies and lectures at the red-and-white campus of 17 August 1945, Jakarta. This university has 16 undergraduate and professional study programs, 1 master study program, and 1 doctorate study program spread across 5 faculties. The activities of the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (Education, Research, and Community Service) run well by the support of human resources for lecturers and education personnel and by the infra structure support as well as by the commitment from university and foundation leaders to realize the vision of being one the best campuses that leads to Pancasila values and nationalism and equip graduates with a variety of skills in entrepreneurship, information technology, leadership and foreign languages. Student activities are manifested through student activity units (UKM) in the lines of sports, arts, and reasoning. Additionally, there is also an organizational forum for Study Program of Student Association which is spread across various study programs as a forum for students to learn how to organize so that one day they can emerge as leaders in the future.
Hopefully, all our deeds give luminous contribution to Science across the globe, particularly Indonesia.
This is my statement of welcome.