Minister for research, technology and higher education, Mohamad Nasir inaugurated on February 13 the University of Indonesia Hospital (RSUI), which is located within UI’s compound in Depok, West Java.

He was joined by Japan’s ambassador to Indonesia Ishii Masafumi, UI rector Muhammad Anis, RSUI director Julianto Witjaksono and JICA Indonesia chief representative Yamanaka Sinichi.

Apart from serving patients, RSUI also operates as development institution for education and innovation in the health sector. The presence of it is hoped to help UI improve its global ranking to the best 200.

“It is our challenge to bring Indonesia’s higher education institutions to cope with the global standard. I challenge UI to be in the best 200 world’s universities,” said Nasir.

RSUI is one of the best and the biggest university hospitals in Indonesia. The government has built 24 hospitals in universities across the country.

RSUI facilities include: 24-hour intensive care unit, specialist doctor polyclinics and technological equipments that facilitate medical treatment to be broadcast in classes (depends on patients’ consent).

UI rector Muhammad Anis said: “We want bring excellent health service to people who need it, especially those living in areas around Depok. It is hoped that RSUI could become a center of excellence in health sector in Indonesia.”

“RSUI also is committed to improving health service in Indonesia through collaborating with regional universities.”