Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) and Dean of Marine and Fisheries Faculty, Prof. Dr. Muchlisin Z.A., S.Pi., M.Sc, won the Science and Technology Index Award (Sinta Award) from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). This award was handed over directly by Minister Ristekdikti, Mohammad Nasir, at Kemenristekdikti Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (7/6).
Sinta Award was awarded to Unsyiah as the highest publication productivity institution in PTN Satker category, while Prof. Muchlisin as the author with the highest ranked citation and publication third nationwide. The performance appraisal is calculated in the last three years (2016-2018). Prof Muchlisin is also noted as a lecturer who get the first ranked on Sinta Unsyiah and became the highest contributor in the international publication indexed Scopus in Unsyiah.
Rector of Unsyiah, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng., conveyed the productivity of international publications in Unsyiah show improvement from year to year. This can not be separated from the various programs that encouraging lecturers to research and write, such as increasing the amount of funds and research schemes, giving incentives, international seminar aid, research grant program, to organizing international conferences.
"This award at least explains that Unsyiah researchers have the same qualities as researchers at the national level," said Rector.
Meanwhile, General Director of Research and Development of Kemenristekdikti, Dr. Muhammad Dimyati, said currently as many as 107,000 lecturers and researchers have been indexed in Sinta database. In addition, Sinta has also indexed more than 2,000 journals predicted to continue to grow. Sinta will serve as a database for assessing the performance of Indonesian lecturers, researchers, and journals.
He also added that in this year Sinta Award is given for three big categories, namely institutions /universities, individual researchers, and journal managers. Sinta itself aims to facilitate the publications collection and works of lecturers, researchers, institutions, and journals in Indonesia so it can be measured. (fer)