Universitas Brawijaya (UB) is honored to be able to participate in the Matching Fund (MF) program. The program which is offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemdikbudristek) of the Republic of Indonesia is a tangible form of the ministry’s support for collaboration and strategic synergy between higher education and industries (Kedaireka). “The management of MF is carried out by two directorates. Directorate General of Higher Education (Dikti), and Directorate General of Vocational Education (Diksi). This year UB gets MF funds from the two directorates,” said the expert staff of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Hendrix Yulis Setyawan, STP., MSi., PhD., on Wednesday (24/8).

As IRCS UB’s commitment, a task force for supporting the success of the Matching Fund program has been formed to oversee its activities such as proposal submission, fund disbursement process, evaluation and monitoring, and final report. IRCS UB takes all effort to manage this program until the end of this year, under the direction of the Rector and Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation. Recently 28 lecturers are receiving MF from Dikti and 2 lecturers from Diksi. The lists have been uploaded on (https://kedaireka.id/matchingfund)

About Matching Fund – Kedaireka

With a total funding allocation of IDR 1 trillion, the Matching Fund is prioritized for collaborations that contribute to the achievement of the eight Main Performance Indicators (IKU) of Higher Education that have been set by the Ministry of Education and Culture in the Decree of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemdikbudristek) of the Republic of Indonesia Number 754 /P/2020. The IKU consists of 1) Graduates of higher education get reliable jobs, 2) Students get experience off-campus, 3) Lecturers have activities off-campus, 4) Practitioners teach on campus, 5) Lecturers’ work which is useful for the community and is recognized internationally, 6) Campus study programs in collaboration with world-class partners, 7) Collaborative and participatory classes, and 8) International standard study programs. This program also requires the students and the lecturers involved in off-campus programs.