Writing international indexed journals is one of the tasks that must be fulfilled by every lecturer in Indonesia. However, it can be a challenge for the lecturers as they also have to teach and do community service at the same time. Responding to this, the Rector of President University Prof. Dr. Jony Oktavian Haryanto and Prof. Sony Heru Sinayo was present as speakers in the “Forum Group Discussion: Writing Scopus-Indexed Journal” held by Universitas Khairun, Ternate, North Maluku yesterday (19/9). In this Group Discussion Forum (FGD), Prof. Jony shared his experience in writing a Scopus indexed journals.
Aside from being a speaker in FGD that was held at Universitas Khairun, Prof. Jony’s visit also to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between President University and Universitas Khairun. This MoU covers cooperation, education, research and community service activities. Previously, the two universities had a close relationship because they were both selected to be recipients of Erasmus funding grants for Disaster Management. This collaboration is expected to realize the initial plans related to disaster management, which is building disaster resilience centers at each university.
Overall, through this signing of MoU and FGD, Prof. Jony hoped that many lecturers of Universitas Khairun will soon follow him to get their professorships. “I hope that in the future there will be a lot of collaboration between the lecturers of President University and Universitas Khairun that will benefit both universities,” he said.