Diponegoro University (Undip) collaborated with PT Bank Syariah Indonesia Tbk (BSI) regarding Tuition Fee Payment Services through BSI Host to Host Institutional Payments (BPI) Facilities and Services.

The cooperation was marked by the signing of a cooperation agreement between Undip, represented by the Vice Rector II for Resources, Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Heru Susanto, S.T., M.M., M.T., with BSI represented by Regional CEO BSI Region Office VII/Semarang, Imam Hidayat Sunarto. The signing was held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10.00 WIB at the Ruby Meeting Room, 6th floor Hotel Gumaya, Semarang.

The event was attended by the Undip Rector, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Vice Rectors, Head of Academic and Student Affairs Bureau, Deputy President Director of BSI, Director of Retail Banking BSI, Commissioner of BSI, Group Head of Institutional Banking Group BSI and their staff, Regional CEO BSI Region Office VII/Semarang, and the Executive Director of BSI Maslahat.

In his speech, Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum., welcomed the cooperation that has been established with BSI. “Thank you for working with Undip. Undip welcomes the signing of the cooperation agreement regarding the payment of tuition fee through BSI Host to Host Institutional Payments (BPI) Facilities and Services.” he said.

The signing of the cooperation agreement with BSI is in line with one of the regulations set by Undip. “Undip has stipulated in the Board of Trustees’ regulations regarding investment that Undip’s business is non-usury.” said Prof. Yos.

Prof. Yos hoped that the synergy and cooperation with BSI can be further enhanced through various programs that can benefit the entire Undip academic community.

Meanwhile, Deputy President Director of BSI, Bob Tyasika Ananta, revealed that the signing of the cooperation agreement with Undip was one of the efforts to increase the literacy of the academic community regarding Islamic banking and to build a sharia banking ecosystem within universities.

“BSI is ready to jointly increase awareness and activities of Islamic banking services in the campus environment which is built in one ecosystem so that the existence and benefits of Islamic banks can be felt by the entire Undip academic community.” explained Bob Tyasika Ananta.

Through synergies with Undip, BSI hoped to provide the best banking services in accordance with sharia principles equipped with qualified digitalization for the entire Undip academic community.

“We hope that this synergy will continue to develop into a mutually beneficial cooperation for all parties. This year, the literacy program will continue to be carried out by BSI as a form of commitment to increase the sharia literacy rate which is still below 10%.” he concluded.