UNAIR NEWS – Monday February 22, General Directorate of Higher Education (DIKTI) officially published Student Creativity Program(PKM) Grants 2016 receivers. 167 titles of UNAIR PKM were funded by DIKTI. Funded PKM included 64 research PKM, 33 Community Service PKM, 43 Entrepreneurship PKM, 3 Technology PKM and 24 PKM-Karsa Cipta.
“Last year we were at the top six, now we’re at the same spot. There were 277 funded teams last year. Other universities were also have less teams from last year,” said Nurul Tri Wahyudi, the Head of Semi- Autonomous Board (BSO) Garuda Sakti, UNAIR scholastic cross-faculty coordinating board badan which handles PKM.
With 167 funded PKM, UNAIR was at the sixth place after UGM (285), ITS (270), UB (264), UNDIP (229), and IPB (205). Despite this position, UNAIR has determined to take top three at the upcoming National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS). Moreover, UNAIR has been known to snatch many medals even with small contingent.
Dr. Eduardus Bimo Aksono H, drh., MKes., K in UNAIR Student Advising Team (TPK) confirmed that. He and his team will need supports from all parties in order to achieve top three at PIMNAS.
For initial measure, Bimo explained that all related elements will be invited to unify the vision regarding the target of UNAIR as top three at PIMNAS this year.
“Initially, we will gather all PKM leaders, invite all supervising lecturers and students who will provide guidance. We will gain same perception so there will be no obstacles at PIMNAS in the future,” he said.
The man who is also the secretary of UNAIR Information and Public Relations Center (PIH) added that he will coordinate with BEM scholastic division, Reasoning UKM, students in Garuda Sakti, PIMNAS Alumni Association and lecturers who have underwent training of trainer (TOT) to get the best achievements for UNAIR in the biggest student scientific forum in Indonesia.
Regarding the funding, similar to previous years, UNAIR will provide funding if the full fund disbursement from DIKTI has not been done. As commitment and attention of UNAIR to these PKM, teams and lecturers with medals at PIMNAS will be rewarded.
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor: Yeano Andhika