THE POLICY OF MERDEKA BELAJAR KAMPUS MERDEKA (MBKM) IN SYNERGY WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) TO REALIZE QUALITY EDUCATION ON SOCIETY 5.0
Fundamentally, Globalization has altered how people work in virtually every facet of life, including higher education. Due to the rigidity of Indonesia's higher education system, the quality of teaching and learning is not optimal. On the other hand, the industrial revolution 4.0 era (digitalization) necessitates the advancement of higher education to meet contemporary challenges. In the education sector, H.E. Mr. Nadiem Makarim initiated Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) with 8 principles that can solve classic problems, namely human resources. This research aims to examine the relationship between MBKM and Quality Education to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This research uses a qualitative analysis approach, where the researcher acts as a participant-observer and thus becomes a valid data source in the field. Through MBKM, campuses carry out capacity building and the formation of intellectual personal characters by focusing on the quality of human resources. Not only from educators, but campuses also facilitate collaboration in soft skills training with the private sector as well as the formation of competencies that are formally certified legal. In this way, MBKM becomes a policy adjustment strategy to produce quality people output according to the Education Quality standards in the SDGs. This achievement is assessed from the competency standards of graduates and how they can behave as a Society 5.0. The importance of applying MBKM principles in its implementation in higher education to realize Quality Education with human resources that transforms into a great Society 5.0.