ITS Campus, ITS News –Prof. Dr. Benny Tjahjono, a diaspora from Indonesia who has lived and acquired various knowledge in England and is now present in Indonesia. This time, his presence is dedicated to serving as an adjunct professor at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS).
As explained by ITS Vice-Rector III Dr. Eng Ir Ahmad Rusdiansyah MEng, the adjunct professor himself can be interpreted as a guest lecturer. Currently, ITS has 14 diaspora guest lecturers from all over the world. “The adjunct professor has an obligation for one year, and these obligations consist of teaching, conducting research collaborations, and increasing internationalization at ITS,” he explained.
Continuing his explanation, a graduate doctor Tokyo Institute of Technology Japanese, added that the presence of an adjunct professor is a form of collaboration between ITS and international universities. Besides that, Prof. Dr. Benny Tjahjono and other diasporas also illustrate ITS cooperation with the diaspora. “Professor Benny’s presence will be useful for researchers and teaching lecturers,” said the lecturer, who is familiarly called Doddy.
As a diaspora representative, Benny can be the eyes and ears for researchers and lecturers in Indonesia. “As a diaspora, what knowledge I have gained, seen, and heard will soon be distributed to Indonesia,” said the professor, fond of environmental conservation.
As a guest lecturer, Benny will give lectures, especially to Business Management Department. In addition, he will also provide seminars for young lecturers to equip them in preparing for doctoral (S3), As well as equipping lecturers to improve their careers in writing papers, making publications, and heading to professorships.
Benny is a supply chain management professor at Coventry University, England. It focuses on increasing research capacity and a wide range of topics. “Furthermore, these topics are general in nature that lead to research, and specific ones that lead to expertise,” he explained.
Benny revealed that his presence at ITS was to channel global exposure, and understanding global dynamics is vital for superior Indonesian workers to compete in globalization. “Later, I will share my experience in working with foreign companies and researchers so that it can be a provision for ITS students,” said the bespectacled man.
During his presence on the ITS campus, Benny also had time to attend the commemoration ceremony of the 77th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence in the ITS Library field. Benny revealed how his longing for Indonesia had finally paid off. The reason is that this is the first ceremony to be followed in Indonesia, especially given the honor of being an adjunct professor. “I am happy, and it is an honor to be able to take part in this ceremony at ITS. I hope that the next generation can fulfill independence as well as possible,” he hoped at the end of the interview. (ITS Public Relation)
Reporter: Silvita Pramadani
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