The Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Nadiem Anwar Makarim, inaugurated several administrator officials and supervisory officials within The Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) on 28 January 2021. There are new 11 officials and Prof. Dr. Sumaryanto, M.Kes., AIFO was inaugurated as the Rector of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) for the period 2021-2025. Prof. Sumaryanto became the second Rector from the Faculty of Sports Science, after previously Prof. Dr. Arma Abdullah, M.Sc. became the 6th Rector of UNY for the period 1987-1991.
The Minister of Education and Culture in his speech said that in the era of technology, challenges in education are increasingly difficult and as educators we are expected to be able to produce a generation that is competent, and able to quickly respond to social, economic and cultural conditions.
"Policymakers, leaders and academics in Higher Education are expected to be able to prepare a capable generation to be independent, one of which is through the ability to be entrepreneurial and have high creativity in facing the challenges of globalization," Nadiem said.
Finally, Nadiem hopes that the newly appointed officials will be able to carry out their duties well and be accountable.
Nadiem also expressed his gratitude and high appreciation to Prof. Margana, M.Hum., M.A, as the previous acting Rector of UNY, for his success in leading UNY during the transition period in UNY. (Khairani Faizah, Tj.Lak)