UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga has officially renamed Off Domicile Education (PDD) Universitas Airlangga in Banyuwangi to Program to Off Main Campus Program (PSDKU) Universitas Airlangga in Banyuwangi, on Friday, March 10.
The secretary of PDD Universitas Airlangga Coordinator in Banyuwangi, A.A. Gde Satia Utama, SE., M.Si., Ak, explained that this name change will be implemented gradually, started from the administration aspects to the operational. This change would be done gradually, from administrative aspects to operational activities. The renaming from PDD to PSDKU was expected to be a new hope to improve the academic quality of PDD UA in Banyuwangi
The renaming from PDD to PSDKU was done according to the Regulation of Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ristek Dikti) Number 1 of 2017 concerning Opening, Changing, and Closing of an Off Main Campus Study Program of State University.
“With the change from Kemenristek Dikti, we hope we can improve the existence of Universitas Airlangga in Banyuwangi,” said A.A. Gde Setia.,
Knowing that PDD term might make a different perception, his side has already had a plan for dissemination. The dissemination has already been done to the lecturers and administration staff, and it will be done gradually to the students and outside campus.
The name PSDKU can be opened to academic and vocational studies, bachelor programs, master degrees, and diploma. A change or a closing of PSDKU will not make any change of form or closing of a university.
The opening of PSDKU is only intended to increase the number of the study programs in the same disciplines as in the main campus of a university. The location of a campus that can be called PSDKU is determined by area mapping (refer to the map picture). (*)
Author: Siti Mufaida
Editor: Bambang ES