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On 15th August 2017, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya signed an MOU with Nutrifood Indonesia — a leading healthcare company in Indonesia — which will see the company support the university’s undergraduate Food Business Technology study programme through curriculum development and knowledge transfer in the form of guest lectures. Furthermore, the collaboration with Nutrifood Indonesia will also include cooperation with other study programmes in the School of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The signing ceremony was attended by Universitas Prasetiya Mulya’s Vice Rector IV of External Cooperation Dr Ida Juda Widjojo, Dean of the School of Applied STEM Prof Janson Naiborhu; Vice Dean III of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya’s School of Business and Economics Dr Rudy Handoko; faculty members of Universitas Prasetiya Mulya; Nutrifood’s Head of Corporate Communication Ms Angelique Dewi Permatasari; as well as the Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability Manager at Nutrifood Indonesia Mr Fendy Susanto.
The MOU expands on the long-term pre-existing partnership between Universitas Prasetiya Mulya and Nutrifood Indonesia through the university’s School of Business and Economics which currently encompass internships and student case studies.This latest partnership will also aim to highlight to students the importance of keeping a healthy lifestyle and how the Food Business Technology degree can further develop this principle into innovative products and services. Moreover, Ms Permatasari reiterated Nutrifood Indonesia's continued commitment to providing internships for students as a means to build the relevant soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
Universitas Prasetiya Mulya’s recent MOU demonstrates the university’s ability to create an environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship to further advance Indonesia’s food processing and production capacity. As such, graduates of the Food Business Technology programme will play an important role in finding sustainable solutions to developing efficient food production methods as Indonesia aims for food self-sufficiency in the coming years.
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