UNAIR NEWS – To boost the number of research publications in reputable journals and Scopus indexed, Division Three of Universitas Airlangga held roadshows at faculties. This division includes boards, centers and institution under supervision of Vice Rector III who oversees collaborations, research and community service.
This time, on Monday January 16, Division Three held a roadshow at Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). The roadshow was attended by the lecturers, officials of Division Three such as Vice Rector III Prof. Ir. M. Amin Alamsjah, Ph.D., Head of Institute of Research and Innovation Prof. Hery Purnobasuki, Ph.D., Head of Institute of Community Service, Education, Training and Development (LP4M) Prof. Jusuf Irianto, M.Comm., and Secretary of Sekretaris International Office and Partnership Margaretha Rehulina, M.Sc.
In research publications, Hery elaborated that lecturers especially doctorals, head lectors and lectors to publish researches. The professors are obliged to publish at least 1 scientific article for a year. While the head lectors are obliged to publish at least once in two years. Doctoral students are also obliged to publish their research in international journals.
It is to support UNAIR in achieving its target to publish 438 researches and index Scopus and Thomson Reuters.
Beside Hery, there was also Jusuf whose unit provides guidance in making proposals for community service in Universitas Airlangga.
One way to support research publication improvement is through international collaboration reinforcement. Margaretha elaborated that in collaboration between Universitas Airlangga and university partner, there are at least three activities possible to implement, student or staff exchange and research collaboration.
“To avoid a sleeping MoU (memorandum of understanding), just send five or ten students to the university partner. In the beginning and the end of a semester, send also a staff (lecturer) there. It is considered as a visiting scholar. For a semester, have an intensive communication with the professors. There must be ideas for research. The problem is, there is a willingness or not?,” said Margaretha.
In the future, Margaretha hoped that each faculty has faculty ambassador who works to connect the faculty and the central institution. The lecturer of Faculty of Psychology also added that IOP also works to connect the collaboration between the partner and the faculty which expects collaboration. (*)
Author: Defrina Sukma S
Editor: Faridah Hari