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Literary and Cultural Studies Master’s Program accredited excellent

Literary and Cultural Studies Master’s Program (MKSB) accredited excellent by BANPT. (Photo: FIB Public Relations)
Literary and Cultural Studies Master’s Program (MKSB) accredited excellent by BANPT. (Photo: FIB Public Relations)

UNAIR NEWS – The Master’s Program in Literary and Cultural Studies (MKSB) at Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) has earned an “EXCELLENT” accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT). This assessment was officially documented in a Decree on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Dr. Listyono Santoso, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at UNAIR’s Faculty of Humanities, emphasized that this recognition highlights MKSB UNAIR’s commitment to improving educational quality and teaching methods. “After receiving a B accreditation five years ago, we have continuously strived to improve our educational standards. Particularly during the pandemic, we did not cease our efforts in making improvements and innovations,” said Dr. Santoso.

He believes that MKSB UNAIR has demonstrated its commitment to quality development through various programs, such as assistance in writing international journals and accelerated graduation programs. The study program also integrates research, teaching, and community service.

Furthermore, Dr. Santoso expressed a commitment to pursuing international accreditation in line with global standards in the social sciences and humanities. He mentioned ongoing efforts to improve faculty quality and develop new teaching methods. With this achievement, MKSB UNAIR continues to prepare its graduates to excel in various professional roles.

“We are committed to continuously improving our faculty’s quality, aligned with their respective areas of expertise. This will be evident in our lecturers’ portfolios, which will be easily recognized and acknowledged by the broader community,” he stated.

He also mentioned plans to introduce new teaching methods. These methods aim to help students tackle real-world issues related to society, literature, and culture.

With this accomplishment, MKSB UNAIR continues to prepare its graduates to excel in various professional roles, such as academicians, researchers, cultural curators, content creators, and more.

“We strive to equip our graduates with the soft skills necessary to thrive in the job market. We are confident that MKSB UNAIR graduates will be valuable assets in the creative industry,” he added.

Dr. Santoso hopes that MKSB UNAIR can contribute to the advancement of culture and literature domestically and internationally.

“In the future, we aim to make significant contributions to the advancement of culture and literature in Indonesia. We are also committed to improving quality and gaining recognition at both national and international levels,” he concluded.

Author: Aidatul Fitriyah

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia