A total of 292 employees in Syiah Kuala University received the Satyalancana Karya Satya award and four other employees received Civil Servants (SK) Decrees submitted by Unsyiah Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng at AAC Dayan Dawood building. (Monday, 12/31).
The award was given to educational staff and Unsyiah lecturers, according to their service period. That is the gold pin for 30 years of service for 61 people, silver pins for the 20 year service for 67 people and bronze pins for the 10-year service period of 164 people.
In his speech, rector expressed his congratulations and thanks for the dedication of these employees to Unsyiah so far. Their hard work and loyalty meant a lot to Unsyiah's progress. They are an important element in Unsyiah's efforts to realize the Tri Dharma Principles.
"This award is given by the state to you, because you worked and contributed well to the advancement of the education world, especially in Unsyiah," said rector.
Rector revealed that in recent years there have been many great achievements that Unsyiah has achieved. For example, in terms of the quality of human resources, where currently Unsyiah has 550 doctors. Interestingly, of these 50% are under 50 years old.
"This is a great potential. So we must be able to manage those who hold PhD degrees to conduct research, or produce monumental works, " he said.
At present there are several faculties at Unsyiah whose researchers have won the most Scopus index, namely the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Agriculture. Similarly, the Faculty of Marine and Fisheries (FKP) has two professors who are very potential. The Chancellor hopes that the same thing can also be followed by other faculties. Because in 2019 the amount of Unsyiah's research funding at the Institute for Research and Community Service (LP2M) will increase significantly.