Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology of UGM, Dr. Ir. Djagal Wiseso Marseno, M. Agr., said that demands have arisen for change to institutional management and scientific development. In the realm of higher education, universities are also expected to move fast and be dynamic in producing graduates with strong competence who can meet the community needs.
"These changes will also affect the implementation of institutional changes in the field of agricultural technology in Indonesia. Meanwhile, agricultural technology higher education in Indonesia is still diverse in terms of courses, department, and faculty levels, " said Djagal, Thursday (25/2), in the Auditorium during a workshop entitled â€œInstitutional and Scientific Reorientation in Agricultural Technology in Indonesia in the Global Eraâ€.
Djagal Wiseso emphasized that it needs collective review of the scientific development in each discipline of agricultural technology in Indonesia in order to formulate standardized core competence of graduates.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ir. M. Nurcahyanto, chairman of workshop organizer, expected that an agreement can be obtained in the development of scientific institutions and science groups of agricultural technology. The agreement can be in the form of the name of faculty, departments, courses, and core curriculum. "This agreement will have effect on institutional strengthening and efficiency and will improve the quality of science that will lead to the recognition of agricultural technology disciplines nationally and internationally," he explained.
The workshop was attended by 48 universities in Indonesia. Bogor Agricultural Institute and Brawijaya University shared experiences and scientific institutional reorientation. It was continued with a parallel discussion on professional associations, competence and institutional reorientation.