FISIP and UI Vocational Students are Ready to Advance to the 2020 National Mapres Event

Dizza Aliftsa Agus, a student of the International Relations study program at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) and Jean Nursyahbani Ninkeula, a student of the Office Administration study program for the Vocational Program were selected to be the Main Outstanding Student at the University of Indonesia (UI) 2020.

The UI Directorate of Student Affairs, for the first time in UI’s history, held an online selection event for university-level outstanding students. The 2020 Outstanding Student Announcement was made on Friday (5/6) witnessed by UI Chancellor Prof. Ari Kuncoro, SE, MA, Ph.D, UI Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. rer. grout. Rosari Saleh, as well as the leadership in the faculties and programs at UI. The Main Mapres UI for Bachelor and Vocational levels will represent UI in the National Achievement Student Selection event, which is organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia through the National Achievement Center.

Prof. Ari Kuncoro, SE, MA, Ph.D said, “All outstanding students who participated in this event were my heroes. I congratulate the winners of the Main Mapres who will represent UI at the national level as well as to all the finalists. Whatever the outcome, this is just an event from a long journey. What is more important is after this, can this be used as capital to work, contribute, and have a further career. What happens in university, it is a simulated situation – not the real situation, because the real thing is later in the community/employment. There you will learn how to interact with others. What counts is teamwork, not individual work. The world is a race of networks of people. In a network you have to be able to cooperate, negotiate, persuade, lead, and sometimes need to give in. Whoever has the strongest stamina, then the network wins. A nation that excels is not only because the students are very smart, but because of its collegiate superiority. So, use your current achievements as capital when you enter the world/society. I also express my deepest appreciation to the faculty/school leaders, the jury, and the UI Directorate of Student Affairs who are still trying to make this event take place even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In line with him, Prof. Dr. rer nat Rosari Saleh said, “Virtual does not reduce the meaning and significance of our event. The running of this event shows the success and solidity of the UI academic community in the midst of the current difficult situation. UI continues to strive and succeed in carrying out its function as a quality university and continues to record outstanding student achievements. Therefore, I would like to thank the lecturers, who with all their limitations remained enthusiastic and struggled to explore the extraordinary potential of UI students. Likewise, I would like to thank the jury, the organizing committee, the Directorate of Student Affairs, the leadership and student managers in the faculties/programs for being successful in optimizing the use of IT in the selection of the UI presidential map since the beginning. For the presidential candidates, always show Indonesia that you are a representative of UI who has complete intelligence, conscience, nationalism and deserves to be the winner. It also shows that UI residents are inclusive citizens who solve problems at the grassroots and are able to find alternative solutions to the nation’s problems.”

Dizza said, “I believe this event is a good opportunity to collaborate in self-development. Mapres UI is a forum for ideas and initiatives produced by fellow outstanding students from each faculty. I have always adhered to Niccolo Machiavelli’s statement that it is not a title that exalts a person but a person who is responsible for vindicating himself in using that title. This quote is very appropriate in the selection of outstanding students. I am lucky and grateful for the trust placed in me and will fight for the trust I have received.” Furthermore, Jean said, “Following Mapres is not only making my family and friends proud, but also my effort to realize my contribution to society. I believe, the knowledge received in college will be better poured and used for the community. Being a Mapres is not only the highest peak of student academics, but a form of commitment and dedication to all forms of knowledge that we learn directly for the community. Mapres is a symbol of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, so we must be able to contribute and show our best to those around us.”

“In a short time, the UI Directorate of Student Affairs, together with the Jury and Faculty Leaders, made preparations to send the best representatives from 14 Faculties.