UNAIR gets Most Productive Institution Award for Non-Health and Drug Fields

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UNAIR ranked first for Most Productive Institution Award in Non-Health and Drug Fields from the Ministry of Research, Technology and National Agency for Research and Innovation (Kemenristek / BRIN) on Wednesday, November 18. (Illustration: Feri Fenoria)

UNAIR NEWS – The Ministry of Research, Technology and National Agency for Research and Innovation (Kemenristek / BRIN) gave an award to Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) as the Most Productive Institution in Non-Health and Drug Sector. The award ceremony was streamed live on Kemenristek / BRIN Youtube channel, from Westin Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday, November 18.

UNAIR Secretary of Institute for Innovation, Journal Development, Publication, and Intellectual Property Rights Ferry Efendi, S.Kep.Ns., MSc., PhD. said that the award as the Most Productive Institution in Non-Health and Drug Fields was selected based on data compiled from the Web of Science. The assessment is based on the quality of the researchers’ journals as determined by the impact factor. Furthermore, there are other indicators that are used by the Ministry of Research and Technology / National Agency for Research and Innovation.

“They also see the author’s position as the lead or correspondent author. Also, look at the ranking the journals’ quality, “said Ferry.

In addition to getting an award as the Most Productive Institution in Non-Health and Drug Field, UNAIR was also ranked third position as the Most Productive Institution in Health and Drug Fields, and two of UNAIR lecturers have been named Productive authors in Social and Humanities.

“In the future, we will focus on building a strong research and publication culture. Actually, it has been done for a long time. We need to sharpen and strengthen it (research culture, ed) according to the current context. The strategy to increase quantity must be balanced with quality improvement, ”said Ferry, who is a lecturer and researcher of UNAIR Faculty of Nursing.

Meanwhile, in the award of ‘2020 Productive and Quality Intellectual Property Rights Awards’, Minister of Research and Technology / Head of BRIN) Bambang PS Brodjonegoro hoped that the awards will encourage researchers to continue to carry out research and innovation for Indonesia’s future development.

“This awards are a form of government’s appreciation to human resources, science and technology, community groups, as well as to research, development, study and application of science and technology institutions at the central and regional levels that have contributed to research in Indonesia,” said the minister who once inaugurated UNAIR Seaweed Capsule Shell Teaching Industry.

He also explained that the research carried out by researchers is not only to fulfill the requirements for administrative promotion credit. More than that, research is encouraged to prioritize quality by successfully publishing scientific papers in reputable and highly cited journals.

On that occasion, apart from giving awards, the Minister of Research and Technology also provided government assistance of IDR 40 billion to award recipients from 10 categories. Government assistance includes productive intellectual property rights, award for high quality scientific articles in the field of health and drug, award for high quality scientific articles in the field of non-health and drug, award for productive author, award for productive lead author in the field of science and technology.

There are also Productive Lead Author Award in Social and Humanities, the Productive International Collaborator Author Award, the Productive Science and Other Technology Human Resources Award, the International Reputable Indonesian Journal Award, and the Quality Indonesian Journal Award Towards International Standard Indexation. (*)

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

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