Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada has new facility named Economic Laboratory: Macroeconomic Dashboard and Sharia Corner. Both laboratory learning space is the result of assistance from PT. Bank Mandiri in collaboration with Universitas Gadjah Mada with total worth IDR 2.1 billion, which is characterized by an agreement on cooperation between the two agencies at Pertamina Tower Auditorium, on Friday (14/9).

Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc., as Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada said the existence of the facility makes UGM missions to transfer the knowledge gained to the community to be more easily achieved. "Not only for the direct benefit of UGM academic community but also produces analyzes of the guidance that can be used," he said.

Institutional Director of PT. Bank Mandiri, Abdul Rachman said, the development of economic laboratory facility is one of the company's commitment to the development of education in creating the best youth of the nation. "We see education as an important one because it is an investment in the future. So what should we provide great benefit to the nation and to provide more impact to the Bank Mandiri, "he said.

The existence of the facility, he added, is expected to encourage the emergence of young economists with academic background and insight on the latest economic developments. "In the future the new economists are expected to produce breakthroughs best economic policy," he said.

Director of Bank Syariah Mandiri, Amran Nasution said that, through the provision of Sharia Corner, in addition to producing quality graduates, BSM is also expected to be able to embrace UGM alumni to participate develop Islamic banking business.