The Jakarta Post
Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohammad Nasir inaugurated Bandung Institute of Technology’s (ITB) four new buildings at Jl. Ganesha 10 in Bandung, West Java, on Monday.
Nasir said that he was hopeful the new facilities would be able to support the ITB's learning process and create high-quality human resources in research.
"[The ministry] is presently creating schemes that include regulations that will boost enthusiasm in lecturers, students and researchers in conducting research and creating innovations," he said as quoted by kompas.com.
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The new buildings, namely the Center for Advanced Sciences (CAS), the Center for Art Design and Language (CADL), the Center for Infrastructure and the Built Environment (CIBE) and the Center for Research and Community Services (CRCS), were built using funds from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The CAS will cater to advanced science research activities such as nanotechnology and is equipped with hi-tech equipment including a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The CIBE boasts laboratory facilities for measuring buildings. The CADL will function as a development space for art, design and language. Meanwhile, the CRCS will involve cooperation in research and public services. (kha/kes)
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