YOGYAKARTA-At the age of 41, UGM Faculty of Animal Science continues to encourage the development of the quality of lecturers and students. Currently, the Faculty of Animal Science has 18 professors and supported by 63.8% of lecturers with doctoral degree. It is estimated that in two years nearly 90% of lecturers in this faculty will achieve their doctorate degree. "Given that currently there are 18 lecturers studying at S-3 level in the country and abroad, at least in two years about 90% of lecturers here will hold the doctoral degree," said Dean of the UGM Faculty of Animal Science, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tri Yuwanta, S.U, D.E.A, in the annual report of the 41st Anniversary on Monday (29/11).
Tri Yuwanta said that in line with the increased ability of these lecturers, the number of international publications also increased, both presented at international seminars and published in international journals. The increased human resource capacity is resulted by the awareness of each lecturer to always compete in a positive way to improve the capability and competence in the field. "In addition, the success of education also provides positive competition and the appreciative results for the students at the international level," he said.
In his report, Prof. Tri Yuwanta also stated that at the national and international level, students of the Faculty of Animal Science are able to achieve a variety of scientific championships, in addition to the opportunity for summer courses and internships in a number of universities abroad. This is quite relevant considering the current animal science education program is directed to the curriculum complementary with the livestock industry which increases the entrepreneurial spirit.
The Anniversary speech should have been held on November 10, 2010, but delayed due to further eruptions of Merapi, so the event resumed on November 29, 2010. As a follow up of faculty internationalization program, various activities including an international seminar, The 5th ISTAP (International Seminar on Tropical Animal Production), are held, which this time takes the theme of “empowerment to improve the welfare of livestock breeders”. The seminar was attended by researchers and professors from 20 countries.