BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Again, Universitas Pasundan officially announced and confirmed a professor from Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). On Saturday, 19 February 2022, Prof. Dr. Horas Djulis, SE was officially inaugurated as professor of economics.
The inauguration and scientific speech from Prof. Horas on Open Senate Session held at the Hall of Mandala Saba Ir. H. Djuanda, Unpas Campus II, Jalan Tamansari No. 6-8 completely added more regular professor, as much as 23 professors.
In his speech, Unpas Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusuf Sp., M.Si., M.Kom., IPU send his gratitude over Prof. Horas’ inauguration. The Rector appreciated the works and series of achievement obtained by Prof. Horas, including his steps on taking cross-discipline program of Magister to Doctorate.
“The highest position in academic level is becoming a professor. Being a professor is not certainly a final goal. Within a span of three years, professors are required to produce a minimum of three works, either in the form of scientific works, community service, or books,” he said.
Professor: Advisor and Innovator
The Rector also said that professor has obligation to advise teachers who still holds functional positions under them, including lectors and expert assistants.
Besides Prof. Horas, Unpas is also proposing three prospective professors, namely Dr. Hj. Erni Rusyani, SE., MM., Dr. Anthon F. Susanto, SH., MH., and Dr. T. Subarsyah, SH., S.Sos., Sp.1., MM. Currently, they are still in the review process at the Ministry of Education and Culture.
“We hope Prof. Horas would inspire and motivate other teachers in Unpas who still hold head lectors to submit the proposal for professor,” he said.
Meanwhile, Head of Unpas Senate as well as General Chairman of Paguyuban Pasundan Prof. Dr. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si stated that the title which was given to Prof. Horas is the result of his long-awaited struggle, hard work, perseverance, and intelligence.
In the future, Prof. Horas is expected to be able to produce the best works to be implemented in the community. Prof. Didi also emphasized that Prof. Horas would help with institutional tasks as a reference for evaluating the performance of leaders.
“Unpas was not born instantly in a day. The big name and reputation of Unpas is a historical journey which is manifested by the crystallization of passion and real work after going through various difficult situations. Congratulations to Prof. Horas for presenting works which are beneficial to others,” said Prof. Didi.
Contributing to the Number of Professor in Region IV LLDIKTI
Head of Region IV LLDIKTI West Java-Banten, Dr. M. Samsuri, S.Pd., MT said that according to the data, Region IV LLDKTI has only had 168 professors out of 26.599 regular teacher. This amount does not even reach 1 percent of the total numbers.
Dr. Samsuri also said that it was rare to produce a professor in Region IV LLDIKTI. In 2021, there were also 7 people who became a professor among 450 private universities in West Java-Banten.
“Prof. Horas indeed is the chosen one. I think, this is an extraordinary achievement for Prof. Horas and Unpas, in general, as the institution which always supports the improvement of academic position,” he said.
This year, Region IV LLDIKTI will lead and spread the acceleration program to increase the number of professors. Dr. Samsuri is also optimistic that Unpas could push and make the acceleration program successful.
It is important to increase the number of professors in order to develop science and technology, education, as well as local economy. Professors in Region IV LLDIKTI are also encouraged to be the pioneer of 5OR, namely motivator, facilitator, catalysator, innovator and mentor.
“To Prof. Horas, keep contributing many things in building the nation and country. Keep being a motivator and fostering professor for other colleagues. Actualize the qualified and equal education,” advised Dr. Samsuri.
In his speech entitled “Menjembatani Kreativitas dengan Pertumbuhan Ekonomi, serta Peran Perguruan Tinggi di Dalamnya”, Prof. Horas delivered his research about university’s significant role to connect the creativity through economic growth.
He also described that there were steps for creative ideas to be passed to transform into a creative product and become part of additional creation in the economy.
“Each phase has its own role to produce creative people, give influence to the government and keep the values within it. University should not only be a privileged place (lit. menara gading), but also a place for students to conduct research and distribute them to the community; so that the idea will not remain silent and disappear, but it will bring prosperity to the nation,” he said.
Mentioned about fostering professor, he assessed that this role was indeed needed in the academic environment, considering the fact that there are many criticisms from the public regarding the difficulty of achieving a professorship title.
“This has a good side; government wants professors whose competence is on a par with those of foreign countries. It is time for Indonesia to become a knowledge producer, not only a consumer, but also to develop knowledge and spread it throughout the world,” concluded Prof. Horas. (Reta)*