ITS Campus, ITS News – The brilliant achievement was once again inscribed by the Insitut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in the scientific field. This time, ITS Informatics Engineering lecturer, Prof. Drs Ec Ir Riyanarto Sarno MSc Ph.D., won the first place in the Author Category of the Scientific Publication in the 2019 Science and Technology Index (SINTA) Award.
This prestigious award among academics and national researchers was directly awarded by the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Menristekdikti), Prof. Mohamad Nasir, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Thursday (12/9). Besides achieving the prestigious award, ITS as an institution also won third place in the Institution Category of the Scientific and Technology Publication Award at the SINTA Award.
Compete with 173,971 lecturers from all universities in Indonesia, the lecturer who is familiarly called Riyan managed to gain a total score of 92.17. This value makes the man who has 18 H-index Scopus excels in the first place. Last year, Riyan was ranked third in the same category.
Meanwhile, regarding research and scientific publications, Riyan explained that research requires focus and collaboration. According to him, collaboration carried out either by lecturers or students with various partners inside or outside the country can produce new research ideas. “The research climate at ITS is indeed quite good, but we still have to try even better,” he added.
Riyan hopes, the award he has received can encourage the improvement of a better research culture for ITS. Because, according to him, the basis of scientific journal writing is research. “So, the research to support the publication requires a conducive and increasing climate,” he said reminded.
He also hopes that in the future, many productive writers will be born at ITS. So, he continued, this will impact on the rise of ITS rankings in the SINTA Award. “The number of our lecturers are qualified to catch up, we must be more passionate to be productive,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, ITS Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng explained, since 2018, ITS scientific publications productivity has increased to 1,400 publications. “Which means, with a total of approximately 1,000 lecturers, the number 1,400 means that each lecturer has published at least one or two publications,” he explained.
Regarding the acquisition of the value, Ashari further explained, nine steps are carried out to produce that much publication. Namely, providing lecturers publication incentives, increasing the amount of local research funding, increasing research cooperation, and developing new funding schemes where the scheme will be directed at international publications.
Besides, according to Ashari, there are also development and improvement of ITS Online Publication (POMITS) program, improving laboratory performance through Lab-Based Education (LBE), development of the publication acceleration of monitoring and evaluation system improvements program, and the effectiveness of international seminars and ITS journals.
As for the future, Ashari is optimistic to increase the number of ITS publications from 1,400 to 2,700 in 2020. “This target is a manifestation of ITS’ concern to continuously improve and increase contribution in the field of publications, particularly related to science and technology,” said by Ashari. (fat/mia/gayatri/ITS Public Relation)
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