Various outstanding achievements have been achieved by the Institute of Research and Community Service of Unisma this year both in the field of research, service, and publication of scientific journals. Unisma’s research this year was included in the main cluster ranked 68 based on the research performance among state universities and private universities throughout Indonesia by the Ministry of Research and Technology. The community service belongs to a very good category and the publication of scientific journals indexed by Sinta (accredited by the Directorate of Higher Education), includes journals of Jema of faculty of Economics and Business of Unisma, JPM Unisma, and Yurisproden.
In fact, all Unisma lecturers’ research from Kemenristekdikti this year does not need to be carried out by central monitoring and evaluating because the online reporting system has already been valid. “We have to improve this achievement again next year. Hopefully next year it can go up again, entering the top 50 nationally,” said Unisma rector, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri Msi, during the Unisma’s lecture event on Thursday evening (11/28).
According to the chairperson of Research and community service unit of Unisma, in addition to research funds from the center government, Unisma also prepared its own research funds. The prepared budget is around Rp 4.5 billion from the foundation.
Keeping in mind that this year, there are around 29 research proposals of Unisma lecturers funded by the Directorate General of Higher Education with a value of around Rp 5.2 billion, “This is our step to strengthen Unisma as a world-class research university. But, there is still a religious spirit,” he explained.
Furthermore, chairman of research and community service unit, Unisma, Dr. Nour Athiroh, S.Sc., M.Kes, added that her research and community service unit had developed a strategy to improve the quality and quantity of lecturer research next year. Among other things, intensive mentoring to lecturers, routine socialization to faculties and giving rewards for productive lecturers in research. “We also make a cluster of lecturers to be able to provide assistance to their junior lecturers,” she concluded