RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AT BIOLOGY STUDY PROGRAM (BSP)
Developing research is a part of the Three Pillars of Higher Education and it is the responsibility of each lecturer to develop according to their competence. Various research carried out by the teaching staff are directed to be in line with the vision, mission, goals, and learning outcomes of the Biology Study Program (BSP). In general, the vision, mission, objectives, and Learning Outcomes aim to develop living natural resources (SDAH) in a sustainable manner to improve the welfare of the community. All lecturers in the BSP are committed to being actively involved in developing their competencies in their field of research and community service. To achieve this goal, experts/visiting professors are invited regularly to improve the ability in writing scientific papers, competitive research proposals, and scientific textbooks.
Based on university output targets, international publications are the main objective and performance indicator for the evaluation of the research quality of teaching staff. Researchers are encouraged to improve their competence in the field of research by involving national competitive research funding schemes through the Research and Community Service Institute and regular research funds (PNBP) for each member of the teaching staff annually. In addition, efforts to improve the quality of research are made by the BSP through the provision of additional facilities and improved research equipment.
Over the last five years, research conducted by the teaching staffs have resulted in many publications and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The average number of publication per year is 26 titles. The number of publications produced during the 2018-2020 period was 70 publications in accredited national journals and 73 publications in reputable international journals. At least 30 granted patents, copyright, trademark and other IPR were also obtained in 2018-2020. The development of lecturer research is based on the Expertise Group (KBK). As the development of Biology, the groups being developed include: Morphology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Biomolecular, Ecology, Taxonomy and Biosystematics. Each of these research groups is responsible for and focuses on Exploration, Research Development, Innovation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.
In line with the Vision and Mission, The BSP has Milestone of Research development, starting from 1990 to 2000, the BSP was in the stage of internal capacity building and exploration of biodiversity and other natural resources; from 2001-2010, it was in the stage of optimalization of diversification in groups of applied biological science, from 2011 to 2020, it was in the stage of establishment of research clusters in marine ecology, terrestrial ecology, biomonitoring, biomolecular, anatomy, physiology, genetics, taxonomy and biosystematics; and from 2021 to 2030, the BSP is in the stage of establishment and development of research centers.