UGM Press has received the ASEAN 2019 book award for University/Research Institute category due to its productive role in publishing academic books.
The award was presented during a book festival, Pesta Buku Antarbangsa Kuala Lumpur, held by PWTC Kuala Lumpur from 29 March – 7 April 2019.
“The work done by UGM Press to be a productive publisher in terms of quality academic books have been appreciated by external sides,” said Head of UGM Press (BPP), Widodo, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D., that received the trophy on Monday (¼).
BPP UGM was established in February 2015. It publishes the works of UGM academic community and encourages the publication of scientific journals of international level.
Widodo said this achievement showed that UGM Press had a very strategic role in supporting university missions and became one main player in academic publication.
“The Anugerah Buku ASEAN 2019 award to UGM Press is a very strategic move, it even became a smart step to opening international publication opportunities,” he said.
The award was presented by event committee chairman, Haji Hasan Hamzah. Meanwhile chairman of book assessors panel, YBhg. Tan Sri Profesor Dr. Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar, in his remarks said that his team had professionally assessed the academic books published by UGM Press and they deserved to earn the Anugerah Buku ASEAN 2019 award.
“We hope the award for UGM Press would drive UGM writers to produce high quality works as reference and ASEAN regional and international heritage,” he said,
Manager of UGM Press, Dr. I Wayan Mustika, appreciated the award, hoping it would drive the UGM Press as an academicpublisher to produce qualified works.
“This award encourages us to produce qualified books to be national and international reference,” said Wayan.