Undip Builds Innovation Center
In 2017, the University of Diponegoro will soon build an innovation center on campus Pleburan. In an area of 7.5 hectares Undip will build a wide variety of facilities to support Undip as an international level of modern educational institution. The facilities include: Digital Science Techno Park, Beauty and Well Being Center, Conference and Exhibition Hall, Training Accommodation, Student Dormitory, and Open Theater. In addition, there will be also facilities such as cafes, mosques and open green gardens. The complex will be named “Undip Innovation Square (UIS)“.
Undip Rector, Prof. Yos Johan Utama said that all of the facilities are built to support Undip in achieving its vision as a world class university (WCU). “As PTNBH, Undip must immediately move forward red and white flag into the international arena” said Rector.
Digital Science Techno Park (DSTP), for example, will be developed as a center for software development, film animation, games, digital applications, product design, and creative marketing. DSTP will be developed in cooperation with other institutions at central and local levels to work together to make Central Java becomes a center for the development of digital technology.
Beauty and Well Being Center will be developed as a center of excellent (CoE) in the field of beauty and fitness in South East Asia. It will include skin care and dental services, fitness center, stem cell and traditional medicine.
Conference and Exhibition Hall will be used for the conference and exhibition center of an international standard. The facility is designed to be able to accommodate at least 8000 visitors with modern technologies. This facility, apart for serving internally, it also will serve the interests of the industrial market in Central Java.
Training Accommodation will include accommodation facilities for visitors who attend the academic activities in Undip. The facility will be made equivalent to a five-star hotel, so as to provide a comfort accommodation for visitors from abroad.
Student Dormitory and Open Theater are provided for students who study at the Postgraduate and Doctorate Degree programs on Pleburan campus. Students will also be spoiled with modern facilities such as cafes, malls education, and also the green garden to study comfortably.
Meanwhile, Vice Rector of Communication and Business, Budi Setiyono, Ph.D said that UIS will also be developed as a revenue spot for Undip. “IApart for providing additional income for the university, UIS will also be a place of internships for final year students, laboratory of entrepreneurship, and the business hub networks for alumni”, said Budi.