Tuesday (12/11) Undip have inaugurated 3 new professors. The three UNDIP professors consists from the Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture (FPP), and the Faculty of Science and Mathematics (FSM) describing the research conducted. The name of the 3 new professors were Prof. Dr. Ir. Florentina Kusmiyati, M.Sc from FPP, Prof. Dr. dr. Tri Indah Winarni, M.Sc. Med., PAK from FK, and Prof. Dr. Hj. Hermin Pancasakti Kusumanigrum SSi., M.Sc., from FSM. The Inauguration was held at Prof. Soedharto Building Undip Tembalang.

At the beginning, Prof. Florentina explained “The Utilization of Marginal Land through Genimoka and Cultivation Approaches for Increasing Crop Production.” In his presentation, it was revealed that soybean plants have the right genetics for dry land so that they can overcome the problem of dry land.

In the presentation titled “The Role of Genetics in Handling Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Indonesia,” Prof. Tri Indah Winarni conveyed that Intellectual Disability (DI) is a limitation of intelligence ability caused by 2 main factors, namely genes and the environment.

The last presentation was closed by Prof. Hermin Pancasakti Kusumanigrum on “The Contribution of Microalgae in the Development of Blue-Biotechnology in Indonesia,” in his research, the blooming of microalgae shows the big potential of alternative resources for handling problems in developing the biological resources and genetic resources in Indonesia.

In his remarks, the Rector of Diponegoro University Prof.Dr.Yos Johan Utama, SH., M.Hum. said that, “Undip until now continues to pursue the target to obtain 10 percent of professors from the total number of lecturers. Various efforts have been made including providing financial assistance to pursue a Doctoral program, and then to be promoted to obtain the title of professor, one of which with the program of 1 professor must attract one candidate to win the title of professor. One other way is to write a success story that will be shared to fellow lecturers to spur new professor candidates”.

Undip Rector, Prof. Yos Johan Utama revealed that this inauguration was a pride for Undip. This is Undip’s big step towards being able to bring quality universities, through qualified lecturers.

The Rector said the achievement of the professors at Undip was indeed on its peak or being spurred. In 2017 there were 16 inaugurated professors, last year in 2018 there were 7 professors and this year there will be 36 new professors at Undip in plan.

The Rector confessed that the title of professors is the highest positions in academics environment. However, the biggest crown is how to channel their innovations for the benefit of humankind and students who will excel in the world of work later.

The Rector also emphasized that becoming a professor is not easy. Not only completing doctoral studies but there are several stages that must be passed. Hoping that the research results that have been produced will benefit and encourage the actualization of superior Indonesian human resources.