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INTELLECTUALS MUST BE INTELLIGENT AND HAVE CHARACTER

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Submission of speaker certificates to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology UMB - Muhammad Iqbal, M.Sc, Ph.D

The Directorate of Student Affairs and Public Relations of the Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB) held a Public Lecture (Studium Generale) on February 12, 2020. Presented the guest speaker of the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology UMB - Muhammad Iqbal, M.Sc, Ph.D with the theme "The Challenge of Forming National Character Students in the Digital Age."

Muhammad Iqbal, who is a PPRA Lemhannas alumni, is one of the LLDIKTI Region III outstanding lecturers in 2017. The event was opened by Prof. Dr. Ing. Ir. Widjaya Martokusumo attracted the interest of students as evidenced by the presence of hundreds of ITB students from various majors.

Muhammad Iqbal discusses the change and development of an era where many new discoveries in the digital era, especially in the field of communication and telecommunications, have unwittingly changed human behavior. Technology is very positive, but also has a negative effect on changes in human behavior.

"In facing the digital era, intelligence without being balanced with national character and values can cause the emergence of fragile intellectuals because in achieving success it is not enough to rely on intellectual intelligence but must also be balanced with morality, spirituality and fighting spirit and national values," Iqbal explained. (author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac.id / [email protected] / https://pendaftaran.mercubuana.ac.id/)



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