Towards WCU, UNAIR Encourages Lecturers to Activate Research Accounts

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UNAIR NEWS – To be a world class university, synergy between all internal elements is needed. Academicians are the main element in supporting the university to be a World Class University (WCU).

Through improvement from the internal elements or starts on the inside program, Planning and Development Board (BPP) Universitas Airlangga is working hard to achieve the task. For starts on the inside campaign, the academicians especially lecturers and students are facilitated to activate their official accounts related to their research social media.

Why do they have to activate an official accounts> The Head of BPP Badri Munir Sukoco, Ph.D, explained that the activation is promoted to improve awareness on human resources expertise in UNAIR.

“We all want all elements to be involved in WCU programs we initiated. So, the task to reach Top 500 or the rank on Webometrics is not only the task of officials, deans or program coordinators (KPS), but all lecturers and students must be involved,” said Badri.

The lecturers will be supported to activate their Google Scholar, Research Gate,, Mendeley and Orcid accounts. They are used to publish researches published in journals. If the users have published their researches in that media, statistical data on the number of citations will be easily accessed.

Badri Munir Sukoco., Ph.D ketua Badan Perencanaan dan Pengembangan Universitas Airlangga (Foto: UNAIR NEWS)
Badri Munir Sukoco., Ph.D Head of Planning and Development Board (BPP) Universitas Airlangga (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

“We want to boost citations. All this time, our lecturers who have publications but they haven’t showed them. Second, for QS ranking, we should not foget that 20 percent of it was based on the citations. How can our researches be citated if we do not show them to public,” added the Head of BPP.

Beside the lecturers, the students also need to start a habit in writing in social media such as a blog. They can write about their assignments or other experiences. Hopefully, when they are used to write in their blogs, then writing articles, papers, reports and final assignments will be easier.

Other benefits we can get from social media publications are we can expand our network and collaborate on researches.

“Personally, if I have compositions in social media accounts, people ask for my work. Hi, Badri, please send me your article. Then my work will be citated. It seems like your research is match with mine, let’s have a joint research,” said the lecturer of Management Department, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), UNAIR.

Badri continued, if all UNAIR lecturers, 1,800 of them do the same thing, the first step to be a world class university can be achieved easily.

From Friday, December 16 to Tuesday, December 27, BPP team will visit lecturers in the faculties to help them in activating UNAIR official email accounts and social media of scholars. Last Friday, the roadshow was done in efpela and Faculty of Vocational Studies. Monday, December 19, the team visited Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and Faculty of Law.

Author : Defrina Sukma S
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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