Investigation of Income Generating Activity in Higher Education: a Case Study at Indonesia Public University

Amir Mahmud, Agus Nuryatin, Nurdian Susilowati


This paper aims to identify the income-generating activities and explore its management model using case study method. Interview observation checklist and the questionnaires were used to collect data, involving fifty-two informants, composed of twenty-six the head of laboratory and twenty-six the director of study program. Government subsidy, which is meant to cater to the tuition and operational expenses, has been inadequate. Therefore, activities in the laboratory can be optimized as an income generator. The results of mapping activities in the laboratory and study programs are seminars, conferences, workshops, building rent, ballroom rent, laboratory services, vehicle rent, and scientific consulting services. Income-generating supplemented the budget of the university. The income is beneficial to hire additional project personnel, purchase supplies, materials and equipment, and improve facilities needed for instruction, research, extension, training, and productive activities. The development pattern of income-generating management through partnership and cooperation between the rector, head of the business development agency, deans, and head of study program also laboratory so that all forms of activities that become financial sources can be monitored and evaluated. Moreover, the preparation of the accountability report must be transparent and accountable


laboratory; higher education; income generating; study programs


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