President University has put the safety of the members of the University community including the students, faculty members, and its staff, and is currently monitoring the development of COVID-19. By considering the public health guidance and current conditions here and elsewhere, President University is committed to making decisions, to which our latest statements or university guidance will be updated regularly on this page.
The University anticipates issuing additional guidance regarding its operations. Please visit this site frequently for updates.
The spread of Covid-19 is still happening in Indonesia. Everyone must work together to prevent the spread of this virus. It was conveyed by Drs. Antonius Suhartomo, M.Eng.Sc., M.M., Ph.D., Head of Electrical Engineering Study Program, President University (PresUniv), in the “Why do We Must be Vaccinated” webinar. This webinar, held by the President University Major Association (PUMA) Electrical Engineering, Saturday (21/8), was attended by 393 participants. The topic being discussed was the Covid-19 vaccination program from a psychological point of view. The speaker whom PUMA Electrical Engineering PresUniv invited was Dr. Zulvia Oktanida Syarif, Sp.KJ, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Tarakan Regional Public Hospital.
The Ministry of Industry continues to encourage the acceleration of handling and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Various strategic steps have been carried out. Among other things, was rolled out a special vaccination program for industry players and their workers in the Java-Bali region. As part of the program, Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita witnessed directly the vaccination process for 2,000 industrial workers held at the President University Convention Center (PUCC), Jababeka industrial estate, Friday (30/7).
In order to help overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, President University fully supports the Bekasi Berantas Pandemi (Berani) program organized by the Bekasi Regency Government, West Java. Said Prof. Dr. Jony Haryanto, Rector of PresUniv, “We are concerned about the increasing number of cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has taken many lives. Under such conditions, universities can no longer be an ivory tower but must work hand in hand, together with the government and all parties, to ease the burden on society.” As a form of concern, PresUniv converted one of its dormitory units located in New Beverly Hills (NBH) in the Jababeka industrial estate, Cikarang, Bekasi, into a Central Isolation and Covid-19 Vaccination House. This Isolation House is part of the Berani program held by the Bekasi Regency Government.
President University (PresUniv) continues to be committed to supporting the efforts of the Indonesian Government in accelerating the handling of Covid-19. Therefore, PresUniv again held a Vaccination Program for the second dose at the President University Convention Center (PUCC), Thursday (1/7). This program was intended for lecturers, staff, and other stakeholders within PresUniv and the Yayasan Pendidikan Universitas Presiden (YPUP). Previously, the vaccine participants had received the first dose of vaccine at PUCC, 2-3 June 2021.
In some communities, the issue of the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination is still confusing. To clarify this matter, President University (PresUniv), in collaboration with BNI Life, invited dr. Siti Yunita from Permata Bekasi Hospital to provide socialization about this vaccine. The socialization event, which took place on Wednesday (24/2), was conducted through webinars.
In the spirit of supporting our community to survive in this challenging situation, lecturers and staff of President University initiate Kampus President Peduli. This movement is conducted voluntarily by distributing daily basic food parcels, consist of rice, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, condensed milk, sardines, soy sauce, noodles, chicken eggs, and cooking oil to people who are directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19.
As it has been really difficult to acquire Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as of lately, medical staff are faced with greater risk while treating COVID-19 patients. In this situation, Daniel Halomoan Sihaloho, Information Technology student batch 2015 ran a project to produce PPE that would be distributed free of charge to medical teams in need. This project is called APDKita.
As positive numbers of COVID-19 cases increase, medical staff and volunteers in the health sector face challenges. Those who were at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 currently do not have adequate armor. Medical equipment such as masks and gloves are running low, while the need to treat COVID-19 patients keeps increasing.
To anticipate the spread of COVID-19 in the campus area, President University sprayed campus’ facilities with disinfectant to keep everyone safe from the virus.
The disinfecting spray was started at the student housing area, namely New Beverly Hills (NBH) complex, Elvis Tower Apartment, and Student Boarding House complex. Next, the cleaning team went to the campus area and sprayed disinfectant in all campus areas.
In accordance with the government's direction to practice social distancing, the thesis defense at President University was held online. This change then was responded positively by Benedictus Yose Giovan Putra, a student majoring in Information Technology, President University batch 2016.
While President University has experienced a significant shift from face-to-face to online learning activity, Adam Kurniawan Library also closed its face-to-face service, postponed and canceled public events, such as guest lectures, workshops, etc.
As part of an effort to ensure everyone’s health and safety, Adam Kurniawan Library is providing essential service online for more limited hours.
As a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, student service of Academic Administration Bureau and Finance Bureau closed their face-to-face service. All requests for documents related to graduation, internship or other teaching and learning activities will be served online.
Following the Rector Regulation concerning the prevention of COVID-19, online learning for all courses has been carried out at President University.
In practice, online learning is flexible. This means that online learning can be carried out by any method, anywhere, anytime, and can follow the existing in-person class schedules or new schedules agreed both by the lecturers and students.
Following the rise of COVID-19 status as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), President University has moved all classes online. Through the Rector Regulation President University Number 8 Year 2020, in-person classes would be conducted online starting from 16 March 2020 until the end of Even Semester 2019/2020 (3 May 2020). The moving affects all subjects learned by approximately 5000 students in 16 undergraduates and 2 graduate programs.