UAD Rector’s Speech on 2017 Annual Report

In his speech, the Rector of Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD) Yogyakarta, Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum., stated that the 57th Milad was a moment to express gratitude to Allah SWT. who had given his grace and guidance, so that this Muhammadiyah University (PTM) was consistently able to contribute to the intellectual life of the nation.


The event that took place on Saturday (30/12/2017) in the auditorium of Campus 1 UAD on Jln. Kapas 9, Semaki, Yogyakarta was also attended by Prof. Dr. dr. Nila Farid Moeloek, Sp.M. (K)., the minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) with her scientific oration.


"UAD must be a superior university which is able to keep up with global change, continuously produce highly competitive graduates, and be able to implement the values ​​of Islam and muhammadiyahism in real life in the wider society," explained Kasiyarno.

Related to health sector, to support the government program, UAD currently has Faculty of Public Health (FKM), Faculty of Pharmacy, and is now proposing Faculty of Medicine. In terms of health facilities, UAD already has hospitals and pharmacies.


Meanwhile, Nila Farid Moeloek said that UAD was one of the important elements to help the government improve the health of Indonesian people.

"UAD has an important role in collaborating with the government to improve public health. Health is a shared responsibility. There must be a healthy paradigm concept in society. Health must also be a culture."

In addition to health, Nila Farid Moeloek recommended UAD to improve human resources, as well as to provide solutions related to alternative and renewable energy that would support and help the performance of health facilities and infrastructure.


"I express my gratitude to UAD for enrolling all lecturers and employees to join BPJS program. I also recommend UAD to hold a sport event once every week, for at least 4 minutes. There should be sports for students and employees. If necessary, the employees and students may temporarily stop their work and class. The students, as one of the agents of change, must be able to educate the public with knowledge about the existing health system," she said. (ard)