IPB University Researchers Receive the World Federation of Science Journalists Award in Switzerland

Dr. Berry Juliandi, a researcher at the Biology Department of IPB University and Dyna Rochmyaningsih, an alumnus of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, IPB University won an award on the best coverage of media included in the world science journalists from the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in Switzerland, 4 July 2019. Dr. Berry and Dyna, the two scientists who are active in politics, came out as the first winner, beating six other finalists from various countries in European regions. In this science media competition, Dr. Berry's one-year activities were followed and written into an article.

Aside from being a young researcher, Dr. Berry had the opportunity to be actively involved in advocating for the government in making regulations to be applied to researchers through an organization called the Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI). It is a forum for Indonesia's leading young scientists. "ALMI was established to encourage the roles of young scientists in advancing science and superior scientific culture in Indonesia, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the nation," said Dr. Berry.

In the ALMI organization, Dr. Berry served as Secretary General, with Dr. Alan Frendy Koropitan as the Chairperson, a researcher from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) of IPB University. "In general, researchers only accept and run the science-policy made by the government, thus, the rules are often not suitable. Together with the ALMI, I also provide input to the government regarding the policies that will be made for the researchers," said Dr. Berry.

According to Dr. Berry, his activities as a scientist which much involves in government policy attracted the attention of foreign journalists. "So that this media has followed and covered my activities for a year in advocating for the government. In addition, articles that were published by various domestic and foreign mass media also contributed to winning this 1st place," said Dr. Berry. (dh/ris/zsp)

Published Date : 12-Jul-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Berry Juliandi

Keyword : WFSJ, World Federation of Science Journalists, Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI), IPB University, Berry Juliandi