Rector encourages leadership to formulate policy towards independent campus

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Prof. Moh Nasih opens the FGD at Dialoog Hotel. (Photo: Muhammad Alif Fauzan)

UNAIR NEWS – To generate enthusiasm in early 2020, Universitas Airlangga held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The activity was opened by Prof. Moh Nasih attended by 200 participants from the heads of faculties, institutes, centers and business entities in Universitas Airlangga environment.

In the opening remarks, Prof. Nasih appreciated the work and achievements that have been obtained throughout 2019, as targets from the programs in 2019 have been achieved well. It can be seen from the number of national and international accreditations that is increasing significantly.

“Moreover, the number of associate professors and professors in 2019 also showed extraordinary improvement. It should be appreciated because 2019 was a great year, ” he said.

He continued, hopefully, the leadership meeting in the beginning of the year can answer various challenges and demands in 2020. Issues that have arisen and are very important must be discussed immediately to find common ground.

“We must be prepared with more dynamic challenges. The success of UNAIR depends on the plans and actions of the leaders in Universitas Airlangga’s environment, “he said.

In the future, UNAIR will also continue to improve the programs’ accreditation of faculties. “Programs accredited B must immediately achieve accreditation A and we will also strive to achieve international accreditation from institutions that we have never obtained before,” he added.

UNAIR, continued Prof. Nasih, in the future will also be ready to answer the Minister of Education’s challenges regarding the independent campus policy. The policy design is focused on the formulation of a multidisciplinary curriculum.

“So social science students can also study exact sciences, and vice versa,” he said.

The existence of an independent campus policy aims to make students be more flexible in their studies. One of the concrete manifestations planned to be carried out by Universitas Airlangga is an internship program abroad or a student exchange program that will replace the student’s final assignment.

“We will encourage the opening of access to business and non-business institutions to support graduates of UNAIR with qualified abilities,” he added related to the internship program.

However, students must also continue to take compulsory courses and comply with the new policy so students will become more free, organized and competent with skills they have.

“We must immediately formulate competencies to produce quality graduates with the new policy,” he added.

Author: Khefti Al Mawalia

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