UNAIR Academic Makes Achievement in Japan

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UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA NEWS – Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), as one of the best higher education institutions in Indonesia made an international achievement. Wijianto, a student from Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), won Best Innovation in 2019 ISEPSS (International Symposium on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences) in Tokyo, Japan.

ISEPSS is an international event for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices. The topics of research were business and management, communication, economics, education, finance, humanities and culture studies, law, literature and linguistics, psychology, society, and other topics.

Interviewed by UNAIR News on Monday, October 7, Wijianto shared his experience and struggle during ISEPSS. According to him, the event brought forth new ideas as outlined in the papers. The participants taking part in ISEPSS were from Australia, Macau, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Japan.

“The papers were made by participants from various countries so they can be a reference in supporting soft skills,” he added.

Wiji said that before submitting his paper, he consulted with his supervisor to raise economics as his topic, on certification economy by increasing the value of macroeconomic, as well through one door (one access).

Hopefully, UMKM (Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises) can improve the confidence of selling power, so there will be no failure in trading. Thus, it will improve the community economy that focused on microeconomics.

“Alhamdulillah, we received extraordinary praise from the judges and participants from other countries in our presentation,” he said.

Furthermore, Wiji advised UNAIR students to keep up their enthusiasm to make achievements, especially in writing papers. Write down all the ideas you have in mind so it can be conveyed to the public. Never stop dreaming because small intentions will bring significant changes.

“We need to gain a good reputation for UNAIR on the international scene through achievements. Finally, always be grateful, and we need to realize our dream towards World Class University, “he concluded. (*)