Inaugurating vice deans and vice directors, UNAIR Rector expects achievement of Smart University

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UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih inaugurated 48 officials consisting of vice deans and vice directors at Airlangga Convention Center, Friday, October 16, 2020. (Photo: M. Alif Fauzan)

UNAIR NEWS – National anthem, Indonesia Raya started the inauguration ceremony for vice deans and vice directors of Universitas Airlangga on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Airlangga Convention Center Campus C UNAIR. Forty-eight officials consisting of vice deans and vice directors were sworn in by UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih, SE., MT, Ak., CMA.

In his speech, Prof. Nasih said that the inauguration was an important step for officials towards completing the mandate until 2025. He hoped that the vice deans and vice directors could carry out the mandate well and bring prosperity to the community.

“UNAIR is currently ranked 521 in the world. We are entrusted by the Ministry of Education and Culture to enter world’s top 500. The task of the vice deans will be to help the dean take UNAIR to Top 500 globally, “he said.

In a pandemic condition, continued Prof. Nasih, the campus needs the latest innovations to achieve an efficient learning process. Furthermore, UNAIR is also heading for a Smart University, therefore cooperation and awareness of all parties is a priority.

However, the tough tasks and challenges ahead must be resolved in order to be university that has Excellence with Morality. Facility upgrades are also required to bring UNAIR as a university that pioneers innovation.

Prof. Nasih emphasized that it takes hard work, energy, and human resources to solve all challenges. Furthermore, potential research collaborations for the benefit of the community must also be encouraged so that they can bring sustainable benefits.

“In the next five years with the latest research and innovation, UNAIR will be able to become a Smart UniversityThis pandemic is our chance to develop and realize our extraordinary ideas, “said Prof. Nasih.

He also highlighted that the flexibility and sustainability of online learning must be upgraded because the flexibility and sustainability are keys for UNAIR to achieve Smart University.

“In the future, we will minimize the use of materials causing the accumulation of garbage and support the creation of a green campus,” he said.

“We must encourage research to overcome existing problems, also in the form of contributions, both in science and in problem solving, to welcome the glory of mankind,” he added.

In addition, curriculum redesign is also needed to improve educational standards. Do not forget to also provide space for students who want to become scientists, researchers, employees, entrepreneurs. As long as it is positive, they should always be supported so they become graduates who are relevant to the conditions of times.

In the end, Prof. Nasih emphasized that the achievements that have been achieved can be continued and improved, he also hopes that the contribution of intellectuality can become good deeds and charity for mankind. (*)

Deans and Vice Deans UNAIR for 2020-2025 can be viewed here https://unair.ac.id/site/menu/show/129/faculties.html (*)

Author: Muhammad Wildan Suyuti

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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