There were ten high officials of state universities present in “East Java State Universities’ Rectors’ Forum Meeting” on Tuesday, January 31. (Photo: Alifian Sukma)
UNAIR NEWS – There were ten high officials of state universities present in “East Java State Universities’ Rectors’ Forum Meeting” on Tuesday, January 31. It was held in Technopark Building, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran.
The ten state universities taking part were Universitas Airlangga, Institut Teknologi 10 Nopember, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Jember, Universitas Trunojoyo, Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, and UPN as the host.
The forum presided by UNEJ Rector Drs. Moh. Hasan, M.Sc., Ph.D, as the coordinator of East Java State Universities’ Rectors’ Forum, discussed some important points; joint procurement of journals and electronic books, publishing book which promotes East Java state universities’ excellence, and joint research and publications.
Regarding the procurement of journals and electronic books, at the moment, the budget to subscribe electronic journals and books has reached Rp 25 billion. UNAIR itself has spent Rp 5.3 billion, with Rp 4.1 billion and Rp 1.2 billion respectively.
UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak, interviewed after the meeting said that the joint procurement of electronic journals and books for East Java state universities has cost a lot money. Therefore, an effective and accurate formula is needed to make journal subscription efficient. The solution is to create a consortium for joint subscription but an agreement on this has not been made.
“We will not make one subscription for all in East Java so we can get varied journals. But we haven’t decided yet. We can’t possibly let others with a budget at 150 million stay at that amount, there will be no effect of this. They with low budget for it will be encouraged to increase their budget but not as high as UNAIR at 4 billion. Let UNAIR reduce it and the others increased it a bit,” said Nasih.
In the forum, UNAIR was appointed as the coordinator of book publishing promoting excellences of state universities inEast Java, also for joint research in social and humanities. Later on, the book will describe each university’s exc