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FPTSI coupled SAS to create Statistics teaching that match to Indonesia Qualification Framework (KKNI) 

  • Indonesian Statistics   Higher Education Forum ( FPTSI ) discuss on national standards of Statistics teaching and learning  
  • SAS and FPTSI support International Years of Statistics 2013 

Malang  (Apr. 15, 2013)  –  Business analytics leader SAS supports Workshop on Statistics Teaching and Work Meeting of Indonesian Statistics Higher Education Forum (FPTSI) in Brawijaya University at 12-14 April 2013. The workshop generated recommendation for Statistics teaching and learning, competencies and methods in university which match to the Indonesian National Qualification Framework (KKNI) of Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI). In addition, FPTSI is also registered as one of the supporters of International Years of Statistics 2013 where SAS also has commitment on its success.

Hari Wijayanto, Chairman of FPTSI said, "The forum scientifically contributes to national and international level on statistics teaching and learning process especially related to the Indonesian National Qualification Framework (KKNI). During the workshop, around 90 Indonesian Statistics lecturers discussed on competencies that suit to four statistics majors. They are statistical theory, statistical methods, design of experiment, and sampling methods."

Hari added, “The competencies in KKNI will improve the graduates. This needs to be linked with standardized statistics in business. SAS with its powerful statistics algorithm have an explicit advantage for graduates when most employers require SAS skills. This links could be mutual beneficial for university and business. Therefore, we are happy to have partnership with SAS on this forum.”   

"Through our partnership with FPTSI SAS highlights on the commitment to empower university with technology that in line with business analytics environment to bridge the academia and industry," said Erwin Sukiato, Country Manager of SAS Indonesia. "We are optimist that business analytics ecosystem could be built through the collaboration between FPTSI, university and industry. To create the world class expert in Statistics, SAS expanding SAS Academic Program to other university. Under the program, universities will enjoy unlimited user licenses of SAS software for student and lecturers, as well as receive SAS training, e-learning, books, the teaching materials, datasets and curriculum development support that in line with the current business analytics environment in Indonesian business."

SAS Academic Program in Indonesia

"As of now, there are eight universities around Indonesia had participated in SAS Academic program. They are Institut Pertanian Bogor, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Bakrie, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Universitas Sriwijaya, Universitas Negeri Padang, and Universitas Bangka Belitung." explained Erwin.

During the Workshop of Statistics Teaching and Work Meeting of FPTSI, SAS showcased on how Education Analytical Suite, a technology bundle that's been specifically designed for education with a full advantage of Statistics knowledge could bridge the academia with business. And this is in line with KKNI where its aims to improve Indonesian graduates with skills required by business.    

Specifically for Statistics, the statistician could use:

  • SAS Enterprise Guide for easy point in click to data access, analysis and reporting tools
  • SAS/STAT for Analysis of Variance, Mixed Models, Regression, Bayesian, Multivariate Analysis, Survival, Cluster, Non parametric, Survey data analysis, etc
  • SAS/ETS for Forecasting & Econometrics
  • SAS/OR for Operation Research/ optimization
  • SAS/QC for Quality Control
  • SAS/IML for Matrix Operation
  • SAS/ACCESS for connectivity and integration between SAS and third-party data sources
  • SAS/SHARE, SAS/CONNECT, SAS/SECURE for data access and update in multiple formats across different hardware platform

Kristianus Yulianto, Consulting and Services Manager at SAS Indonesia said, “As the trend of big data coming, human resources called data scientist that quipped with knowledge and expertise of technology combined with Statistics and industry knowledge will result to ideal business analytics talents. I believe the SAS Academic Program could also contribute to build and provide these talents to business analytics ecosystem.”  

International Years of Statistics 2013

In relation to International Years of Statistics 2013, SAS realizes that statistics is more than just a technology for data analysis. Statistics help shape the very world in which we live. At SAS, the technology solutions can solve big problems and affect lives in small – but significant – ways. It's the same with statistics. Everything from predicting the weather to protecting your heath can boil down to a numbers game, and that's why SAS is rallying around the International Year of Statistics.

FPTSI's support in International Year of Statistics 2013 is an entity of spirit from all members of FPTSI in statistical development at national and international levels. An achievement of public awareness, especially in Indonesia, for the importance of data quality is also one of the goals of FPTSI's active engagement in International Year of Statistics 2013.

About Indonesian  Statistics Higher Education Forum ( FPTSI )

Indonesian Statistics Higher Education Forum (FPTSI) is a professional organization in the field of statistics formerly called FORSTAT (Forum of Statistics). Establishment of FPTSI in general is aimed to build cooperation of science among Indonesian Universities and specifically build cooperation in the field of statistics. This is performed so that statistics especially can experience faster growth and give scientific contribution on national and international level. On the beginning of 2013, FPTSI organization has been registered as one of the organizations that support International   Years of Statistics 2013. Members of FPTSI are Universities/Higher Education in Indonesia with Department/Study Program of Statistics. Currently, the members of FPTSI are about 25 Departments/Study Programs from various Universities in Indonesia.

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