Swiss German University (SGU), through the Faculty of Business and Communication (FBC), collaborated with the Tangerang City Government in developing and improving the quality of Cooperative in Tangerang city area. This collaboration was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Rector of SGU, Dr. rer. nat. Filiana Santoso, with the Mayor of Tangerang, H. Arief Rachadiono Wismansyah, B.Sc, M.Kes., on Thursday, 18 October 2018. The signing of this MOU also coincided with the 71st Tangerang City Cooperative Day commemoration that took place in Green Lake City, Cipondoh, Tangerang.

In her remarks, Dr. Filiana said that this collaboration is a part of the implementation of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi conducted by SGU, which covers all aspects in education, research, and community service. “Of course, we hope that this collaboration will stimulate the realization of an independent and economically strong society especially in Tangerang area,” said Dr. Filiana.

The Mayor of Tangerang, H. Arief Rachadiono in his speech expressed his hope, that the economic problems faced by the community will be resolved, especially in the implementation of cooperative programs. “We hope that through this collaboration between SGU and UMKM (Usaha Mikro, Kecil, dan Menengah) in conducting focus group discussions and mentoring with cooperatives and the community can help solve the problems in the community,” explained Arief.

During this event, SGU also symbolically handed over a SGU’s Foundation Scholarship (100% full scholarship) special for Tangerang City to the Head of the Education Agency of Tangerang City, Mr. Abduh Surahman. This scholarship will later be given to outstanding student from Tangerang area, to be able to study at SGU. In addition, the MOU was also signed by SGU’s Business and Communication Faculty and the Tangerang City Cooperative & UMKM Department.
SGU hope that this collaboration could be beneficial not only to the cooperatives and UMKM in Tangerang City area, but also to the young generation and community in Tangerang City area.