UGM welcomed six new professors and released a professor who has gone on retirement. Farewell and welcoming ceremony for them was held on Friday (1/10) at UGM Senate Hall.
The new UGM professors are Prof.Dr. Joko Siswanto, M. Hum (Faculty of Philosophy), Prof. Dr. Harwin Saptoadi, M.SE (Faculty of Engineering), Prof. Dr. Ir. Jafendi Hasaloan Purba Sidadolog (Faculty of Animal Sciences), Prof. Drs. Kamsul Abraha, Ph.D and Dr. Jazi Eko Istiyanto, M.Sc. (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) and Prof. Denny Indrayana, SH, L.L.M., Ph.D. (Faculty of Law). Meanwhile, the professor who will retire is Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanu Simon from Faculty of Forestry. .
In his speech, one of the new professors, Prof. Dr. Joko Siswanto, M. Hum., said that during his professorship, he will try to actively follow all activities in UGM Council of Professors (CoP) forum. They will do optimally to contribute in improving quality of UGM through community service and research. However, as new members who have no experience in the CoP, they expect guidance from senior professors. "Guide us to improve the quality of CoP to achieve a better future," said Joko.
Chairman of the Council, Prof. Drs. Suryo Guritno, M. Stats., Ph.D., said that the increasing number of professors at UGM is expected to contribute to the CoP in improving UGM. "With these new professors, CoP is expected to perform more optimally," Suryo said.
Up to now, UGM has 434 professors. As many as 281 professors are active, 36 are emeritus, 116 are retired, and one is professor extraordinary.
On the occasion, Senior Vice Rector for Academic, Research, and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Retno S. Sudibyo, M.Sc., Apt., Senior Vice Rector for Administration, Finance, and Human Resources, Prof. Ainun Na'im, MBA, Ph.D., Vice Rector for Alumni and Business Development, Prof. Ir. Atyanto Dharoko, M. Phil, Ph.D., and Chairman of the Academic Senate, Prof. dr. Marsetyawan HNE, M. Sc, Ph.D, also attended the event.