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Best Blogger Dr. Suparto Wijoyo, SH, M.Hum., with Vice Rector IV Junaidi Khatib Ph.D., upon delivery of the prize. (Photo: Private Document)

UNAIR NEWS – Benefits are gained from one who shares experiences and thoughts through writings and share them in the media, such as a website or blog. At Universitas Airlangga, students and faculty are facilitated personal blogs that can be used for sharing ideas and knowledge.

In addition to sharing thoughts, UNAIR through the Directorate of Information System provides rewards for members of academic community who actively publish in their blog, for individual, program, or department. Dr. Suparto Wijoyo, SH, M.Hum., was one of them. In 2017 he was crowned as the winner from lecturer category who won awards for his activities to write on his personal blog. For his activeness, he won a laptop from UNAIR. He was the third winner in the previous year.

In a week, there are at least 4 to 5 posts that he publish on his personal blog. This law faculty lecturer also has a column in some printed mass media. His works from that printed media then uploaded on the blog at the same time.

There are at least 4 columns in mass media that present his works, such as Kontemplasi in Surabaya Pagi, Sumamburat in Harian Bangsa , Tajalli in Harian Duta Masyarakat, he also wrote for several law magazines, one of them in the magazine Koridor . All his works in the mass media, always appear on the front page.

“I am writing on a blog facilitated by UNAIR to accommodate the academic response to a range of public issues. For that reason, I am also a writer in many media, “he said.

“For me it is part of the contribution as a member of UNAIR academic community to provide solutions of various kinds of problems. That’s the capacity I can give as an academician, “he added.

Previously, the activeness of Suparto in publishing posts on UNAIR blog has not been as active in the past two years. Because of motivation from various parties, it has become a habit. Moreover, he realized that the more active academics write on the blog, the more supports given to UNAIR in the national and international scene.

UNAIR’s commitment in improving the writing habit of its members of academic community is real. Every year, there are rewards given exclusively for active authors on blogs.

“It used to be hard to publish. Because I never imagine if there is motivation provided by the campus, “said Suparto.

Sometimes, in publishing his works on blog, Suparto got some constraints, such as an unstable network. Therefore, he hoped the internet network in UNAIR to be improved more.

“I often have network problem, such as maintenance. I hope the IT network in UNAIR is improved further. Because it is important, and I feel the benefit, “he said.

He also hoped, other lecturers in the UNAIR to be more active in sharing his thoughts in the media that has been provided by the campus. “If you want UNAIR to be acknowledged at global level, our thoughts should be published on the blog. Because it is very influential to determine UNAIR at international level, “he explained.

You can explore Suparto’s thoughts on his blog which can be accessed on . (*)

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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