BAN-PT conducts Field Assessment at the Doctoral Program in Economics
FEB Unila | Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Lampung welcomed the arrival of the Assessor Team of the Higher Education National Accreditation Agency (BAN-PT) in terms of accreditation of the Doctoral Program in Economics, Monday (29/7) in the Professors’ discussion room of the FEB graduate building Unila. In that occasion, two assessors from BAN-PT are Prof. Samsubar Saleh, M.Soc., Sc., Ph.D., from Gadjah Mada University and Prof. Drs. Waridin M.Sc., Ph.D., from Diponegoro University.
The Dean of FEB Unila, Prof. Satria Bangsawan, in his speech said that FEB as the oldest faculty at the University of Lampung continues to be an inspiration for other faculties. In the present time, he said, FEB has been certified by the ISO 2001: 2015 standards and internationally accredited by ABEST 21. The campus, now, has applied a learning method with the Blended Learning system and has a Teaching Factory.
The capacity building of the lecturers is also continuously being improved to upgrade the governance system, discipline, innovative, professional and trustworthy. In addition, even with 40 lecturers with doctoral degrees, FEB continues to improve the productivity of internationally accredited journals and scopus indexed publications. “FEB continues to provide the best for students, staffs, and lecturers. “Not only hard skills but also soft skills,” he explained.
In the same occasion, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Bujang Rahman said, the FEB doctoral program was a strategic program for Lampung Province. Bujang explained, Lampung Province has a large potential supplier of a number of superior commodities. Lampung is at least 30 percent of commodity suppliers in Indonesia such as corn, soybeans, coffee and pepper. Unila believes that this program can contribute greatly to development in Indonesia, especially Lampung. “All of this cannot be separated from the position of Unila who has transformed from teaching university to become a research university,” he said. Bujang believes that a proportional number of S1, S2 and S3 students in applying research and publications will positively correlate with the innovative works of master and doctoral programs.
Prof. Samsubar Saleh as the head of the assessor hoped that the cooperation from all the team forms in clarifying the visitation files submitted. “BAN PT will not look for deficiencies but wants cooperation in clarifying forms,” he said at the opening.
There was also Vice Rector of General and Financial Affairs Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kamal, Director of Postgraduate Prof. Mustofa, Head of LP3M and LPPM, Chair of the Doctoral Program in Economics, Dr. Toto Gunarto, as well as all FEB Unila leaders.