UNAIR NEWS – After holding the 7th National Consortium of Communication Science, the Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), Universitas Airlangga shared the consortium’s results to the media through a press conference on Thursday, February 15. There were four representatives from ten favorite State Universities (PTN) in the press conference.
The four representatives were Prof. Ilya Sunarwinadi, Ph.D., from University of Indonesia (UI), Prof. Hafied Cangara, Ph.D., from Hasanudin University (UNHAS), Dr. Pinckey Triputra, M.Sc., from the University of Indonesia (UI); Dr. Yayan Sakti Suryandari, S.Sos., M.Si., from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).
“The Communication Consortium meeting has been held for seven times and at this meeting we also declared the Consortium of Communication Sciences in Indonesia” explained Yayan when opening the Pres Conference.
Furthermore, Prof. Ilya explained that the first consortium was held in UI, originally intended as a form of concern for administrative and scientific issues. It later became the formulation of problems in Communication Science to be presented to the government.
In line with Prof. Ilya, Pinckey said that it was started from less members to be a consortium welcomed by all higher education institutions with Communication majors. He added that it was all based on the goal of the organization to improve the Communication Science in Indonesia as it is getting more popular.
“The existence of this organization is not aimed to compete with other similar organizations but it is a form of awareness to improve the education, especially Communication Science from us who are concerned about the progress and development of Communication Science in the future,” said Pinckey.
In line with the others, Hafied added that at the 7th consortium meeting not only declared it officially but also raised the theme ” Indonesian Communication Science Facing Global Challenges of Higher Education Communication in Digital Technology Era ” as a discussion to come up with the solution of common problems.
The consortium meeting has addressed a new point of view that digital technology is not a threat but a challenge and an exciting opportunity for Communication Science to become even more interesting. One of them is through Diversification.
“Diversification is expected, so that there is no uniformity of Communication Science in all universities but each university has their characteristic and distinctive specialty for the improvement of Communication Science itself,” explained Prof. Ilya.
Author: Hilmi Putra Pradana
Editor: Nuri Hermawan