University in Australia Offer Applied Doctoral Scholarships for IPB Lecturers

Prof. Annable, Vice Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England (UNE) Australia visited the Vocational School of the Bogor Agricultural University (SV-IPB), Bogor (14/11). Arrival of Prof. Annable was welcomed by Prof. Agus Purwito Deputy Rector for Resources, Planning and Finance, Dr. Drajat Martianto, Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs, Prof. Iskandar Zulkarnain Director of the International Program, Dr. Arief Daryanto, Dean of SV-IPB and Dr. Wawan Oktariza Deputy Dean of Resources, Cooperation and Development of SV-IPB.

On this occasion, VC UNE offered an applied doctoral scholarship or Ph.D. by Innovation (PhD.I) to the teaching staff of IPB. Ph.D.I is a unique program, project-based that identifies one or more, "tangible" benefits or process-based innovations that have a real impact when implemented.

Prof. Agus Purwito welcomed the offer of real strategic cooperation programs to advance IPB and UNE. According to him, vocational higher education in the future has a strategic role in building the nation's competitiveness. Because of that, IPB considers it very important to develop vocational education and research as an integral part of academic education and research programs at IPB.

Prof. Annable himself explained that UNE is a leading regional university in Australia that has a research theme that is "close" to the research theme that is the hallmark of IPB. Like Australia's future food and water security using smart science, smart technology, climate change, and environmental sustainability, protecting biodiversity, effective policies, health and wellbeing in rural communities, regional and rural development, sustainability, prosperity and peace.

During the meeting, Dr. Drajat Martianto explained that currently, IPB is fixing the education curriculum facing the era of disruptive innovation. The progress of UNE in research on smart agriculture "that uses" smart science and technologies can be used as one of the references for IPB in the future in the preparation of curriculum and research themes that are more in line with the needs of the industry.

Dr. Arief Daryanto, who is also an Adjunct Professor at UNE Australia, hopes that the policy to develop human resource and institutional capacity in Indonesian universities facilitated by the Australian Government or AUSAID needs to be directed more towards the development of vocational higher education. (RYS)

Published Date : 16-Nov-2018

Resource Person : Prof. Annable

Keyword : Vice Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England (UNE) Australia, Vocational Dean of IPB, Vice-Rector for Resources, Planning and Finance, Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs, Director of IPB International Programs.