Rector of Syiah Kuala University Prof.Dr. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng entrusted to give scientific oration in the Extraordinary Open Senate Session of Diploma, Undergraduate, Profession and Postgraduate Program of Second Wave at Mulawarman University, Samarinda City, East Kalimantan. (Thursday, 7/5).
In front of senate members, graduates, and Rector of Mulawarman University Prof. Dr. H. Masjaya, M.Si, Prof. Samsul delivered his scientific oration entitled: Improving the Competitiveness of Universities in the Region Toward International-Leveled Universities.
Prof. Samsul said, Mulawarman University has many similarities with Unsyiah. In addition to have a relatively the same age, this two universities are also located outside of Java.
"And Alhamdulillah, both of them now have the accreditation " A ", so it is proper, the two universities also set a target to be able to speak and play an important role at the international level in the next few years," Prof. said. Samsul.
In addition, both campuses also have great asset to take part in the international stage, mainly through international research and publications, that is natural resources. Because according to Prof. Samsul, Aceh and Kalimantan is an area that is given abundant natural resources by Allah SWT.
According to Rector, it is a kind of thing that becomes the benefit of higher education in the region, which is close to local endemic natural resources, which is very potential to be explored and researched.
"If this potency is maximized, the local university not only be able to excel nationally, but also will be known at the international level," Prof. said. Samsul.
Currently, Mulawarman University is one of the university in the forefront nationally. Its contribution to development, particularly for the East Kalimantan is very significant. This is evident from many leaders that was born from this university.
"So it is not surprising that this university transformed into the largest university in eastern and northern Kalimantan," said Prof. Samsul.
The achievements, both at the national and international levels that have been etched by Mulawarman University, are evident that the university's families have made every effort to contribute to society, the nation and the country, with all the resources it has.
"This spirit is also always be the identity of Unsyiah to grow better, which are honesty, sincerity and togetherness," said Prof. Samsul.
On that occasion, Prof. Samsul also revealed that the two campuses have established close cooperation for a long time. The Mulawarman University delegation also attended Unsyiah for a bureaucratic reform study.
At the end of his oration, Prof. Samsul expressed his gratitude for the trust given by Mulawarman University to him. Prof. Samsul also congratulated the graduates.
"May you be great knots, who can compete at the local and international level, and able to maintain and proud the name of Mulawarman University in the future," he concluded.