The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of Jakarta State University conducted an International Accreditation Visit with the Accreditation Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN) online via Zoom and offline in the Syafei Building Meeting Hall on June 14-15, 2022.

At the online event, panelists from ASIIN Germany, Prof. Dr. Gereon Elbers, from the University of Applied Sciences Aachen, Prof. Dr. Angelika Loidl-Stahlhofen, of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, and Rainer Arnold Dipl. Phys., from ASIIN Office.

The Chancellor of UNJ, Prof. Dr. Komarudin, M.Sc., Dean of FMIPA UNJ, Prof. Dr. Muktiningsih, M.Sc., Vice Chancellors, and Coordinators of Chemistry and Biology Study Programs.

Prof. Muktiningsih said ASIIN is a special international accreditation agency for natural sciences and engineering originating from Germany. The purpose of FMIPA UNJ applying for international accreditation is to improve the quality of graduates to be recognized internationally, which is also in line with the vision of FMIPA and in line with UNJ’s vision of becoming a reputable university in Asia.

With this international accreditation, the services provided by the faculty are also international level. Gradually we will improve the quality of services that are equivalent to international services.

FMIPA has also achieved many achievements at the international level, supported by international cooperation in the fields of education, research, and community service. This is evidenced by winning the best award in the Research and Highest Funding category, as well as other categories from the UNJ Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM). This achievement makes us confident to apply for international accreditation.

This initial step for international accreditation has been carried out since 2021 by preparing the necessary documents and attachments for the accreditation assessment process. In the early stages, UNJ proposed two clusters, namely the Science and Engineering cluster, including S1 Chemistry, S1 Chemistry Education, S2 Chemistry Education, S1 Biology, S1 Biology Education, and S2 Biology Education. Engineering will be visited in July 2022.

International accreditation has several types, namely accredited, conditional accreditation, and the highest is unconditional accreditation. With this visitation, we hope that the results of the international accreditation for the Science cluster will get an Unconditional Accreditation, so there is no need for additional documents to be completed.

Discussion between ASIIN and UNJ Panelists

This activity was held for two days. On June 14, 2022, the first session of panelist visitation was conducted with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Head of Institution, and Dean. The second session was a discussion with the Study Program Coordinator, and the third session was a discussion with the stakeholders, or representatives of schools that accept teachers from UNJ.

Then on June 15, 2022, four sessions were held, the first is a discussion with students and alumni of FMIPA UNJ, especially the study of Chemistry and Biology. In the second session, panelists discussed with the lecturers of the Chemistry and Biology family. In the third session, ASIIN panelists held internal discussions, and in the fourth session they met with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Head of Institutions, Dean of FMIPA, and Study Program Coordinators.

Prof. Dr. Angelika Loidl-Stahlhofen, from Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, as a panelist at the ASIIN visit said she was very satisfied with the answers from students and alumni of FMIPA UNJ.

“The connection between lecturers and students is very good, they can collaborate with each other. Networking with companies and tutoring is also very good,” said Prof. Angelika.

Prof. Angelika also proposed several recommendations such as increasing the number of scholarships to study abroad, and building international classes at FMIPA UNJ, increasing the number of hours of study in the laboratory, and for lecturers to improve digital learning methods.

At the end of the visit, the Chancellor of UNJ, Prof. Komaduin, expressed his gratitude for the assessments and recommendations that have been given in this visitation to the ASIIN panelists.

“All recommendations will be followed up immediately, and sent back to ASIIN. We also expect technical guidance so that all international accreditation standards can be met and FMIPA can achieve Unconditional Accreditation,” said Prof. Komarudin.

This article was first published on June 16, 2022 on the page

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