Universitas Muhamadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) continues to develop rapidly. Besides having excellent quality, the campus development also keeps moving forward. Indonesia Coordinating Ministry (Menko) Human Development and Cultural Affairs (PMK), Prof Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP, said that his visit to UMP aimed to survey the new building. He also delivered his speech of 56th Milad, and officially launched Banyumas Institute (Banjoemaasch Instituut Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto), Friday (28/5).
“Congratulation, it is very phenomenal and as said by the Vice-Regent, UMP Tower Building is the highest building in Purwokerto,” he said. Previously, the President of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Prof Dr KH Haedar Nashir MSi, officially launched the UMP Tower Building KH AR Fahrudin online.
“The building is the highest building in Purwokerto. Therefore, with the gratitude and proud, the building complete all facilities and infrastructure of UMP in implementing an excellent Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institution and providing the best service to the community,” he said.
Haedar also said that the building launching momentum should be completed with persistence, sincerity, and vision from the Rector and all UMP academic civitas to make UMP the progressive and excellent Muhammadiyah higher institution.
Previously, the Rector of UMP, Dr Jebul Suroso, in his remarks, explained that in becoming the World Class University, UMP keeps targetting to increase the rank of University significantly. “Alhamdulillah, UMP has succeeded to reach 39th World Top Islamic University, 59th Indonesia Top University in Unirank (4icu) version, and the 50th Private Top University in Webometrics version,” he said.
Moreover, The Teacher Certification Program (PPG) also reached the highest percentage in Competency Assessment of PPG (UKMPPG) 2020 for Higher Education Institutions (PTM), while at the national level, PPG Faculty of Teacher Training and Education UMP was in the 4th place. “Currently, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto had six International classes, excellent department, and 2021 ISO certification process, 2023 International Accreditation Process and Excellent Accreditation Process of 2022 BAN-PT,” he said.
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto is concerned with the students and communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The activities and financial aids are displayed to support the students’ and communities’ load, summarized in the 2020/2021 humanitarian cooperatives movement. The programs include Covid-19 Quarantine Shelters, food stall provision for the affected communities to Covid-19 pandemic, Hand Sanitizer production distributed to the community, and the disbursement of 100 groceries package to Banyumas society. “The total disbursement to handle Covid-19 pandemic of UMP in April – May 2020 is 3.004.409.575,” he said.
In the collaboration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto had 84 MoU and 19 Moa on several continents worldwide and had 284 International students and 24 International research. Dr Jebul explained that the improvement of facilities and infrastructure development would continue to be established along with future needs and development. “Various facilities were fixed to keep UMP quality so that it can be beneficial optimally. The new facilities establishment was needed to provide adequate academic and administrative services to all UMP academic civitas and stakeholders,” he concluded.