(21/2) Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro explored potential cooperation with a giant automotive company PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMIIN). Meeting between Faculty leaders and TMMIN was held on Monday afternoon through the MS-Teams application. The faculty was represented by the Dean, Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. nat. tech. Siswo Sumardiono, MT, Vice Dean for Resources Dr. Abdul Syakur, ST., MT. and the FT Cooperation Program Coordinator Dr. Gunawan Dwi Hariyadi, MT. On the other side, TMMIN was represented by Syaefudin Juhri (EAD), F. Sales S (PED), and Nur Hana Wijaya (EAD).

This meeting was motivated by planning to build an Engineering Faculty Integrated Laboratory as a facility to support lecture and research activities. In this case, Faculty expects the role of automotive industry to contribute in Indonesia’s education.

Furthermore, the Integrated Lab in the future will be able to improve student skills and competencies. The concept of Integrated Lab is planned to prioritize K3 (ISO: 45001) aspects with sufficient equipment so that it can be utilized by various departments such as the Mechanical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Naval Architecture Department, Industrial Engineering Department, and Chemical Engineering Department.

Finally, Faculty and TMIIN also hoped that this facility can be used by a community as a place to develop MSMEs in Indonesia, especially in Central Java.