UNAIR NEWS – ” So race to [all that is] good. (Surah al-Baqarah 148) “It was the motivational verse that encourages Kautsar Ul Haq, the best graduate of Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of Universitas Airlangga in September 2017.
After successfully completing the study through the acceleration program or fast track, he was able to achieve 3.91 GPA as the best graduates. Five years needed for Kautsar to earn a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s. The expectation of completing the study in five years pushed him to complete his research quickly.
“There was no significant problem in my study. Alhamdulillah I was blessed in doing my research. For example, funded research, including projects, and supervising lecturer was also active in helping to find solutions to the problems I face while doing research, “he said.
Previously, Kautsar was one of the gold medalist students in National ON-MIPA 2013 in chemistry field. In the second semester of his bachelor’s program, he also won the first place in ON-MIPA 2013 Kopertis VII East Java. The graduate who used to be active in the Chemical Students Association (HIMAKI) and the Chemistry student tentor in ON-MIPA, became Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analyst at Integrated Laboratory.
He said that there was no special trick to make those achievements. But he was motivated to be an individual who can be a role model and useful for others. “There is no trick or secret and I also never imagined being the best graduate or making achievements. It’s just that I love the field I’m learning, so it feels like playing. The other important thing is prayer, hard work, time management and persistence, “he added. (*)
Author: Disih Sugiarti
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh, B Bes.