UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA NEWS – Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) is committed in improving the quality of learning process, academic mobility, research and community empowerment. For this reason, UNAIR continues to improve its international accreditation achievement. One of them is through ASIIN accreditation (Accreditation Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences, and Mathematics) for its faculties.
On Monday, March 5, UNAIR received international accreditation visitation for its three faculties: Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH), and Faculty of Fisheries and Marine.
In the visitation, there were at least five ASIIN assessors attending, Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Meinhardt, Universitat Munster, Fachbereich Biologie; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c Holger Jentsch, Uniklinikum Leipzig, Leiter Funktionsbeereich, Pandontologie; Dr. Habil Sonja Kleinertz, Bogor Agricultural University, Java, Indonesia; Ms Witiya Almada, Student Representative; and Christin Habermann.
In his remarks, Prof. Nasih explained that UNAIR continued to strive for excellence in education and research. Furthermore, the increasing number in research and innovation as well as quality of the programs have been the focus of UNAIR.
“To have a positive impact as an effort to improve UNAIR’s international recognition, I believe that ASIIN’s international accreditation is one of the efforts to be World-Class University.” said Prof. Nasih.
There were several things conveyed by Prof. Nasih in front of the assessors and officials, such as improving performance related to accreditation UNAIR obtained, UNAIR’s achievements and the commitment to implementation of Tri Dharma of higher education; learning process; the number of educators, administration and professors in UNAIR and scholarships.
According to Prof. Nasih, ASIIN accreditation is a form of international recognition to the programs of UNAIR. ASIIN is also an institution that recognizes natural science. In the future, social, economic and cultural and humanity field will also be encouraged to obtain international accreditation.
“I believe, there are many things that we can do. I invited all officials to participate actively in discussions and talk about future improvements, “said Prof. Nasih.
Moreover, Prof. Nasih also expressed his gratitude for accreditation team in each faculty, including the program coordinator for all of their contributions in completing the entire process. Prof. Nasih also hoped that the international accreditation visitation will run smoothly and with this accreditation, the quality improvement will be achieved. (*)