Fintech Update – The Chief of Center for Excellence Fintech and Banking Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta or UNS Fintech Center was officially inaugurated as the youngest professor in UNS on Thursday (30/12/2021). Professor Irwan Trinugroho, Ph.D., was inaugurated as Professor in Financial Management and the 19th Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and 245th Professor in UNS.

In the inauguration ceremony that was held offline and online from the GPH Haryo Mataram Auditorium UNS, Zoom Cloud Meeting, and live broadcast in UNS YouTube channel, Prof. Irwan delivered an inauguration speech on “Finance, Technology, Inclusion and Inequality” that discuss the potential of digital finance and fintech in improving income distribution and financial literacy in the community. Prof. Irwan also mentioned the possibilities of the ‘dark side’ from digital finance and the rampant illegal fintech in Indonesia, which might widen the existing inequality.

In the ceremony attended by professors from national and international universities, partner universities, academic members, and family members, Prof. Irwan also emphasized the importance of fintech regulation to prevent the technological development to be abused as a tool that further marginalized the marginalized people.

Concluding his inauguration speech, Prof. Irwan delivered his gratitude to all people who have supported and assisted him in achieving the Professor at the age of 37 years old. The inauguration ceremony was closed with video profile and prayers.

UNS Fintech Center congratulates Prof. Irwan Trinugroho Ph.D., for his inauguration ceremony as Professor in UNS. Fintech Media Team