Entrepreneur University, Apa Ukurannya? (Bag 1)

By : Nandi Nanti And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, January 07 2018 - 17:00 IWST

GITA Erasmus (President University) - foto Dok INDUSTRY.co.id
GITA Erasmus (President University) - foto Dok INDUSTRY.co.id

INDUSTRY.co.id - Cikarang,  Many universities (PT) in Indonesia who claim the institute as Entrepreneur University.

However, if asked what size, the answer is often not too clear. One of the most frequently asked indicators is the number of graduates who become entrepreneurs. How many?

If referring some PT abroad, the number is quite a lot. Quoting Financial Times data (2015), there are 46% of MBA alumni from Babson College in the United States (US) who so graduated directly open their own business.

This figure jumped almost three-fold compared to the year 2012 is only 17%.

Similar portraits also occur on other PTs. For example, at Ipade Business School in Mexico City, Mexico, as many as 46% of its graduates set up startups. This means growing almost 70% compared to the year 2012 which is only 6%.

Or at Stanfords Graduate School of Business who graduated directly, 34% of its alumni (14% in 2012 only) go directly to their own businesses.

Similarly, at Harvard Business School (28% in 2015 versus 6% for 2012), Oxford (27% - 10%), MIT Sloan (26% - 8%), London Business School (25% - 5%), and a number of other PT.

So the average MBA graduate who directly set up his own business since 2012 to 2015 grew more than threefold.

Is this the size of Entrepreneur University? Or, are there other parameters that can be used to measure how far a PT develops the potential for innovation and entrepreneurship?

To answer some of these questions, University of Gloucestershire (UoG), United Kingdom, in collaboration with President University (PresUniv) held a workshop on this issue.

Topic Growing Indonesia a Triangular Approach (GITA). The workshop held at The Cellecton Hotel, Cikarang, West Java, some time ago, involved seven PT from Indonesia and three from Europe.

They are President University, Padjadjaran University, Brawijaya University and STIE Malangkucecwara, Semarang State University of Central Java; Ahmad Dahlan University and the Islamic University of Indonesia.

The overseas origins are Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (Germany), and The University of Innsbruck (Austria).

It is said Adhi Setyo Santoso, Director of SetSail Biz Accel, a business incubator under PresUniv, GITA can be used to improve the capacity of students, graduates, lecturers and civitas academica PT in developing Entrepreneurial University.

"It is important that the PT and each organization are able to deal with rapid and disruptive changes," he added.

Meanwhile, Nadine Sulkowski from UoG points out that in Indonesia with a population of more than 260 million, as the country with the largest economy in Southeast Asia, support for startups is still fragmented.

"This requires a more coordinated approach involving education, government and industry to build entrepreneurial capacity," he explained.

Then how can GITA bridge the efforts of PT to become a true Entrepreneur University, not just a baseless claim? Follow the next article, (Bag II).

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