Directorate of Research and Community Service (DPPM) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) held Program Socialization Litabmas DIKTI and Enrichment of Research and Community Service Proposal, Saturday (16/03). The agenda which was held in UMM Dome Theater presented Director of Litabmas Dikti, Prof. Agus Subekti, M.Sc., P.hD and was followed no less than 200 researchers from UMM lecturers.
For UMM, Agus' presence was the first visit. UMM Rector, Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP expected through material from the director, UMM lecturers would get complete explanation. "Hopefully, this is not the last visit and your presence brings joy to UMM," Rector said.
Rector explained that DPPM had been accredited so it had been admitted as the institution that fulfilled requirement to select research proposal. So far, there had been 9 titles which passed decentralization research from DIKTI for Doctor team, 48 titles from other teams, 27 titles for community service, and there were 130 proposals which would be sent.
“Every year, UMM allocates 10% of the total RAPB fund for lecturer research," rector said related to UMM support for lecturer and student research.
Agus brought material “Socialization of Policy and Research Programs, Community Service and PKM”. He confirmed that Research and Development Institution Accreditation National Committee (KNAPPP) showed DPPM UMM was in 2nd rank with satisfactory score.
“Research is the soul of university,” Agus said. Indonesia has around 4000 thousand universities but still 20-30% of them which conduct research, that is why up to now Dikti encouraged universities and lecturers to conduct research actively.
Ditlitabmas duty is encouraging research productivity, service to community and student creativity. In which there are three processes which are conducted in it, such as doing arrangement of policy problem material, standardization and technical guidance giving of evaluation letter. Synergism of University Tridharma ties together among 3 fields they are education, research, and community service.
“University research can run if the postgraduate students are balance, that is why every study program is expected to have post-graduate,” he explained.
Litabmas has HKI and Publication program in which there are various programs which are designed, such as scientific journal accreditation, upgrading, and scientific journal management workshop, journal grant, until portal development as Indonesian scientific reference “GARUDA” (Garda Rujukan Digital).
Therefore, to support and help the management of Litabmas program like this, it is etablished Sim-Litabmas. Sim-Litabmas itself is a web based information system which can support research program management, service to community, and Student Creativity Program (PKM) which also has function as dinamic database. That thing includes some processes such as submission and selection of grant proposal, monitoring and evaluation of grant program implementation and grant program result proposal “It is expected that all research results can be in GARUDA, so they can be accessed everywhere by online,” Agus expected while closing his material. (mal/riz/nas/t_tys)