BANDUNG CITY- Board of Trustees (MWA) of Padjadjaran University (Unpad) through the Chair of MWA Rudiantara announced the election of Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., M.SIE. by acclamation as Unpad Rector for the period 2019-2024.
Previously, based on a warrant from the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Menristekdikti) Mohamad Nasir, Rina served as Acting Chancellor (Acting) of the Unpad Rector from 15 April 2019 for a maximum of six months.
As for the rector election, the screening stages that the rector has gone through are in the form of exposure to ideas in front of the academic community, education staff, alumni, the community, and members of the Unpad Academic Senate.
Unpad rector inauguration for 2019-2024 will be held on Monday (10/07/2019) at 09:00 WIB at Graha Sanusi Unpad Iwa Koesoemasoemantri Campus, Jl. Dipati Ukur, Bandung City.
Present at the announcement of the election of the Chancellor of a university in West Java (West Java), West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said that Unpad had a history of building Human Resources in Pasundan Land.
Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil - also said his idea to build a Study Center for West Java or Study Center of West Java. With that, Emil hopes that information regarding West Java can be accessed from one door.
In addition, Emil also hopes that Unpad academics will continue to work together with the Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) to develop West Java.
"It is time for us to marry for Kahiji for West Java, the Champion Born Inner. All work together to achieve common goals," Emil said at Graha Sanusi Unpad in Bandung, Sunday (6/10).
As the elected chancellor of the 2019-2024 period, Rina Indiastuti meanwhile said she was ready to lead Unpad in the next five years, including facing considerable challenges, namely bringing Unpad into the Top 500 World Universities.
While currently, Unpad ranks in the range of 651-700 version of the QS World University Rankings in 2019. Rina also promised to work together with the MWA, Academic Senate, and all lines in UNPAD to realize the ideals that many of them coveted.
"The quick win, we will continue to make efforts to internationalize, we designed the consul well with the MWA, Academic Senate and other elements," said Rina.
In addition, Rina will conduct an evaluation of student organizations because students have great energy that must be channeled properly.
"It needs to be accommodated by their activities (students) with clear activities. Student activities are designed in such a way that students are not only able to graduate but also have expertise in the 4.0 era," Rina added.
While for West Java alone, Rina said Unpad will be open to the people of West Java, both in terms of quotas, achievement paths, academically or with scholarship support, and synergize with the West Java Regional Government.
"With Pentahelix, in the future Unpad is expected to have more good news. Then cooperation with the media will also be something that we manage well," he concluded.