The Ministry of Research and Technology/ National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN) released the 500 SINTA (Science Technology Index) ranking on Thursday (28/5/2020). Five of Atma Jaya University academicians are on the list, out of which four of the names ranked on the top two-hundred.
The five academicians are Dr Raymond R. Tjandrawinata,(Faculty of Biotechnology), Dr Yuda Turana, Sp.S (School of Medicine and Health Science), Dr. Ir. Lukas (Faculty of Engineering), Dr Yohanes Eko Adi Prasetyanto (School of Medicine and Health Science), dan Dr. Magdalena Surjaningsih Halim, Psikolog (Faculty of Psychology).
Dr. Yohanes Eko Adi Prasetyanto, the vice-rector for research and collaboration of Atma Jaya, said that this achievement is a step towards further exploration in the field of research.
“Hopefully, we will advance to the next level of research from achieving scientific publications to conduct a research-based commercialized product for public use,” he said.
Initiated in 2016, SINTA is an innovative science and technology information system developed to measure the performance of researchers, institutions, and networking from researchers or lecturers who conduct studies. Today, SINTA has recorded to managed 194.904 author, 4.607 journals, and 34.677 books. It also manages 93.346 articles, 69.796 conference papers, dan 5.266 book chapters.
Bambang Brodjonegoro, Ministry of Research and Technology/ National Agency for Research and Innovation, said that previously the ranking system for Indonesian researchers was managed according to Google Scholar. The Minister asserted that this will helped to provide a broader method in researchers’ update ranking.
The Minister hopes this ranking can motivate the researchers and university lecturers to excel and work even better internationally. At the same time, the home institutions encouraged to support more education staff and researchers in pursuing the top rankings.
“For those who have not ranked yet, to strengthen research in their universities and produce more quality research, and undertake not only the grant research but also the downstream of their research outcome,” said Bambang Brodjonegoro.