In order to collect public input concerning development policies of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla governance in its 4th-year term, Presidential Advisory Assembly made a motion to conduct National Dialogue 2017. The dialogue event topics are classified into several thematic fields.
Hasanuddin University and South Sulawesi Provincial Government, with the cooperation of the Institute for Social Transformation and Regional Development (TRANSFORM) and Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia University (UTHM), have conducted an International Conference entitled the 1st International Conference on Social Transformation and Regional Development (ICoSTRD) 2017.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding involved the Unhas Rector. Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA and the Kalla Toyota Group Director, Hariyadi, and witnessed by the Vice Rector for Student and Alumni Affairs, Dr. Ir. Abdul Rasyid Jalil, M.Si, and Director of Asset, Dr. Muhammad Akbar, M.Si.
The event that was held attracted participants from DAAD programs, health practitioners, researchers, academics from universities, policymakers in the health sector, students, as well as community organization representatives in the field of health services and health observers.
In her opening remarks, Prof. Dwia stated that as academics, Unhas would need to be active in facilitating events such as this National Assembly. She further said that to advance national economic development, a comprehensive synergy will need to be constructed from the lowest to the highest level of decision makers.
The event entitled “Discussion Forum on Indonesian Diplomacy with Stakeholders” invited speakers from the Foreign Affairs Ministry including Busron Sodikin (Head of the Cross Institution and Ministry Programs Sub-Division), Marlisa Wahyuningsih Soepeno (Head of the President and Heads Monitoring Sub-Division).
The workshop consisted of 35 lecturers from Unhas and a number of universities in the Eastern part of Indonesia and was opened by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Junaedi Muhidong, MP. Also present at the event was Ms. Violet Rush, Vice Consul of the Australian Consulate General in Makassar.
The family gathering took place on Monday, 10 September 2017 at the Universitas Hasanuddin Tamalanrea Campus courtyard, initiated with leisure walks around the Tamalanrea Campus. The total amount of participants accumulated to 1.000 individuals and was inaugurated by the South Sulawesi Governor, Syahrul Yasin Limpo, along with the Unhas Rector, Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA, and started 07.00 WITA.