Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (UNIMUS) held the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Penerbit Erlangga on last Saturday (30/10). The Institute for Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies and General Subjects (LSIK and MKU) was represented the UNIMUS parties. The collaboration was in implementing Bulan Bahasa (Language Month) webinar conducted in the Youth Pledge Day momentum, 28/10.
The Head of LSIK and MKU UNIMUS, Dr Rochdi Warsono MSi, and Hari Setiawan SE as the Leader in PT Penerbit Erlangga Branch Semarang signed the MoU. In the webinar, UNIMUS students attended the presentation of the webinar resource person, Dr. Alex SS MPd, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta lecturer.
In his remarks, Dr. Rochdi explained the importance of the Indonesian language as the national language of unity in Indonesia. “A nation and country need to have one language as the national language and the community speaks on that language on a daily basis. Indonesian language, besides as a communication purpose, also becomes a language in unity. Because there are various languages and customs with the heterogeneous populations in Indonesia,” he said.
Afterwards, Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang, through LSIK and MKU, supported and encouraged the educators in UNIMUS to actively participate in the research. The researches could combine as papers and books. Through this collaboration, PT Penerti Erlangga could assist in publishing the research of UNIMUS lecturers. “I expected that the knowledge from the writing will be beneficial, for individual purpose, wider community and nations,” he added.