Nusa Dua-STIKOM Bali will soon switch status from College to Institute. The status improvement is just waiting for the stipulation from the Directorate General of Resources and Science and Technology of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. Chairperson of Bali STIKOM Dr. Dadang Hermawan said, the determination decision should be given along with STIKOM Bali XXIV Graduation on Saturday, April 27 2019.
"Today (Institute determination) should be given by the Directorate General of Higher Education Science and Technology Resources. Maybe in these weeks it's finished, "explained Dadang Hermawan in Nusa Dua, Saturday, April 27, 2019.
The founder of the Widya Dharma Shanti Foundation - the parent of STIKOM Bali - Prof. Dr. I Made Bandem, MA added, based on the results of his reading, the application file for the change of status from college to institute had arrived at the Legal Bureau of the Ministry of Research and Technology of Higher Education.
"Procedurally, this is the case, from the legal standpoint, it is signed by the Minister. So, we just wait in the next one or two months, hopefully it will have come out, "said Prof. Bandem.
With the increase in status that will soon be accepted by STIKOM Bali, it will automatically change to become the STIKOM Bali Institute of Technology and Business.
Responding to that, the Director General of Science and Technology Resources of the Ministry of Higher Education Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc. Ph.D promises to immediately check it and encourage it to get out quickly.
"As far as I know, the process has arrived at the Legal Bureau, but coming back from here, I will check again and push it out," said Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti in Nusa Dua, after this trip.
Previously, when giving a speech at this graduation, Prof I Nengah Dasi Astawa, Head of Regional VIII LLDikti of Bali, said that in the next two months, STIKOM Bali had officially changed its status to become institute.
"Currently all study programs at STIKOM Bali are accredited B, after becoming an institute, I hope that STIKOM Bali will immediately apply for accreditation for institutions," he concluded.