Rector of IPB Talked about the Agricultural Competitiveness in the Moment of Graduation

Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) re-inaugurated the graduates in the open session in the single event of the Graduation and the Diploma Delivery of Phase V in the Academic Year of 2016/2017, Wednesday (22/2), in Grha Widya Wisuda (GWW), Campus of IPB Darmaga, Bogor. On the graduation in this phase, IPB handed diplomas to 750 graduates, consisting of 28 graduates with the Doctoral degree, 189 graduates with the Master of Science degree, 31 graduates with the Master of Management degree, 17 graduates with the Professional Master degree, 5 graduates with the Veterinarian degree, and 480 graduates with the Sarjana degree. Sarjana graduates who graduated at this phase came from all faculties in IPB.            

The graduation was directly opened and chaired by Rector of IPB, Prof.Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto. On behalf of the entire academic community of IPB, the Rector congratulated the graduates on the successful completion of the education. He said, the graduates of IPB should be prepared to face the challenges, one of the challenges that was and we would face was the issue of the agricultural competitiveness. The trade cooperation scheme, which was regional in nature such as ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA), ASEAN Economic Community, and which was global in nature, provided the challenge on how to enhance the competitiveness of the agricultural sector. Therefore, IPB as one of the leading universities in Indonesia was always having highly commitment to produce a useful innovation for the nation.

In the consecutive nine years, i.e. from 2008 to 2016, IPB had always been the highest contributor to the most prospective innovation in Indonesia according to the assessment of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education together with the Business Innovation Center (BIC) Indonesia. “The total innovation of IPB in the period is 359 innovations from 936 innovations of Indonesia, it is the most compared to the universities and other research institutions,” said the Rector.

Therefore, IPB had set a research agenda covering the food, the energy, the ecology, the poverty alleviation and the biomedicine. With the research agenda, IPB could be more easily steering the research themes, thus it would be convergent to produce the innovative and the useful policy recommendation in providing solutions to various national problems.

In March 2016, the QS international rating agency announced that IPB became one of the 100 best Universities in the world of the version of the QS World University Ranking by Subject, i.e. Agriculture and Forestry. On 10 August 2016, IPB obtained the Intellectual Property Award 2016 from the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education for the category of the Most Productive Intellectual Property Center Award and the Foreigh Researcher Cooperation Award.

“On this occasion, I want to convey that in the annual roadmap of Strategic Plan of IPB, 2017 is the Agricultural Mainstreaming Year. In this year, we need to further optimize the basic capital which has been the superior of IPB during this time i.e. in form of the innovation, the superior educated human resource, the substance of the relevant scientific, and the superior academic studies in the field of agriculture in the broad sense,” explained the Rector. 

The Rector added, IPB gained the award of Rank III of Public Information Disclosure Grace of Higher Education Category submitted by the Vice President of RI and Rank II of Anugerah Cinta Karya Bangsa / Love Working Nation Grace of Higher Education Category submitted by the Ministry of Industry of RI. “We are grateful that IPB has achieved many accomplishments, but we also have to continue to prepare ourselves to achieve the accomplishment and to answer various challenges in the future,” he added.

The Rector also suggested that the Alumni Association had a strategic position for IPB as an important partner in building the nation and the country in general and building IPB in particular. The alumni of IPB could continue to improve and develop the existing cooperation for the advancement of the alma mater. To note that until the graduation in this phase, IPB already had 142,211 alumni. (Awl)

Published Date : 28-Feb-2017

Subject : Prof.Dr. Herry Suhardiyanto

Keyword : Rector of IPB Talked about the Agricultural Competitiveness in the Moment of Graduation