“We provide high-level training that builds self-confidence, motivation, social capability and empathy. These are vital qualities for any entrepreneur. I encourage my students to have an entrepreneurial attitude, and even if they are an employee, to still have an entrepreneurial ideology. This way they will accomplish more and be able to give back to their families and communities.”





M. Suyanto, Universitas AMIKOM Yogyakarta, Founder and Rector



“Our primary concern as a university is to be experts at developing an entrepreneurial academic community and internationally recognised by
2025. We must improve this university’s ability to provide students with the opportunity to be an entrepreneur. In whatever discipline they would like to work, entrepreneurship is our priority. Using an entrepreneurial spirit means that our students and graduates will be independent and able to provide services to the community – not just employees at someone else’s company.”





Prof. Tri Budi Wahyuni Rahardjo, Universitas Respati Indonesia (URINDO), Rector



“There are already long-running entrepreneurship programs at the university. We know the importance of empowering our students, not just with technical knowledge from a textbook but in terms of actualising and using that knowledge. This is the sense of being an entrepreneurial person. We also propose many types of activities to make this more practical. We get our students and alumni ready for industry by telling them about the opportunities open to them and the practicalities of start-ups, for example.”





Mangadar Situmorang, Ph.D., Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Rector



“Our research projects are generally focused on entrepreneurship and SMEs. Our strategic plan, which we renew every five years, has guidelines for the direction of our research. We involve businesses in that research to get current, real world data. With that information, we’re able to offer rel-
evant and up-to-date training and advice to these businesses and others in the similar areas. We do our best to help them market themselves successfully so that they can eventually compete on a global stage.”





Prof. Dr. Dyah Sawitri, SE., MM., Universitas Gajayana Malang, Rector



“Education is supposed to follow change because we are part of the culture. Nowadays we don’t just make our graduates hold a degree, we expect them to become professional leaders, entrepreneurs, and scientists. They should be at least one of these things but, if possible, I would like them to be all three. For example, if they have an invention they would be able to commercialise it, and set up and lead a company around it.”





Prof Dr. Rudy Harjanto., M. Sn., Universitas Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama) UPDM, Rector



“In the last 3 years we launched our new mission for the university in line with the national mission for world-class entrepreneurial universities. We want to teach our students to become more self-reliant and be lifetime learners. We’ve developed and established “The Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development.The aim of the Center is to influence the university to have more entrepreneurial qualities and connect these qualities back to the community. Our dream is to become the leading university in Indonesia. The plan is to become a world-class entrepreneurial university by 2035.”





Dr. Ir. M. Yusuf S. Barusman, MBA, Universitas Bandar Lampung (UBL), Rector



“I tell our students that, as women, they are going to be mothers for our country. They must have open hearts and minds. The good thing is that our school helps a lot of girls to become independent. After three years here it is easy for them to get a job and help their families. We have a strong network of over 700 companies. This is a great resource for our students and alumni. Tarakanita’s name carries an association of not only skills but good character.”





Sr. F. Dwina CB Arintowati CB, S.Psi., M.A.Ed., Tarakanita School of Communication and Secretarial Studies, Director