UNAIR NEWS – Increasing the number of Scopus publications and international programs was the main topic of Management Meeting for the First Quarter 2018 of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) 2018. It was a very important discussion as UNAIR is one of the state universities (PTN) targeted to reach Top 500 World Class University (WCU) by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) in 2020.
The meeting held at the Hall of Amerta, 4th Floor, UNAIR Management Building was followed by the leaders; dean; vice dean; heads of centers, boards and institututes; head of departments; as well as the head of study programs at UNAIR. In addition to evaluations, the meeting was a media to strengthen cross-sectoral steps and measures to achieve the targets. Various institutional achievements were also presented at the meeting.
Vice Rector III of UNAIR Prof. Ir. Moch. Amin Alamsjah, M.Si., Ph.D., in his speech revealed that communication and synergy between institutions is the key, especially in the process towards achieving the targets of UNAIR development in the future.
“This united step becomes mandatory in UNAIR development process,” he said.
Regarding the fast-paced global development, according to Prof. Amin, responsiveness of UNAIR as an institution should also be improved.
UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. H. Mohammad Nasih, SE., MT., Ak, CMA., explained that in the future, UNAIR focuses on efforts to fulfill criteria towards WCU’s reputation. One of them is related to the Scopus publication.
Prof. Nasih added, efforts to fulfill the number of publications are needed. However, efforts to meet the quantity is not the main point and quality is also important.
“The number of Scopus publications is pushed to increase. However, quality aspects remain a priority, “he said. “As well as possible, quantity should also be accompanied by quality,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the meeting, the topic of the discussion was divided into four fields. Field 1 consists of accreditation and achievements. Field 2, human resources (HR), budget, and infrastructure achievements. Field 3, publications and citations, articles and proceedings Scopus. And field 4, research achievements, faculty, work units, and webometrics. (*)
Author: Feri Fenoria
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh