IPB University Ranks 1st Nationwide in Three Subjects According to QS WUR 2022
IPB University is setting records with new achievements of ranking first nationwide in three subjects and one new subject based on the QS WUR by Subject 2022 list. These subjects include Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Science, and Biological Science. This new release has also placed IPB University on the list of institution ranking for the Social Science and Management subject.
Early April, QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) has just released their 2022 by Subject list. This year, IPB University makes the list in five different subjects: Agriculture & Forestry, Environmental Science, Biological Science, Economics & Econometric, and Social Science & Management.
QS WUR by Subject evaluates five indicators which includes academic reputation, citation per paper, employer reputation, H-index, and international research network (IRN).
For the field of Agriculture & Forestry, IPB University obtained the score of 73, higher than the previous year’s 71.3 score. With this improvement, IPB University has now placed first in the subject nationally and in ASEAN, while also placing sixth in Asia and 41st in the world.
In Environmental Science, IPB University has obtained 65.3, placing the university again in first place nationally, as well as 11th in ASEAN, 75th in Asia, and 351-400 in the world.
IPB University has also taken a place in the list for Biological Science subject with a score of 53.6, placing first nationally, 13th in ASEAN, 135th in Asia, and 551-600 in the world.
For the field of Economics and Econometrics, IPB University achieved a score of 53.2. This score has placed IPB University in fourth place nationally and 15th in ASEAN. IPB University also places 82nd in Asia and 401-450 in the world for this subject.
The latest achievement of IPB University in relation to the QS WUR by Subject list is making the list for Social Science & Management with a score of 60.5. With this score, IPB University places 6th nationally, 28th in ASEAN, 110th in Asia, and 451-500 in the world.
The Rector of IPB University, Prof Arif Satria, expressed that the improvements in ranking and these latest achievements show the increase of performance in working units and civitas of IPB University. He conveyed his gratitude to all components within IPB University who had worked hard and allowed these acknowledgements to be possible. These achievements mark our excellence in these particular subjects and in order to improve these fields in the future, we are welcoming even more collaborations with our international partners.
IPB University Welcomes Three New International Collaborations from Seychelles, the United States, and South Korea
IPB University welcomes the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Indonesia in three separate visits to discuss collaborations in education and innovation for multiple fields including agriculture, forestry, and ecotourism.
This month, IPB University has welcomed three visits from international institutions, the Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles represented by Ambassador Nico Barito, the United States Department of Agriculture, represented by Stephanie Mann as Program Manager and Nick Austin from the Embassy of the United States, and Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Indonesia represented by Director H E Bae Gun Yeol, with the goal of collaboration in education and innovation.
Nico Barito conveyed during his visit that IPB University can play a role in the ASEAN Africa Forum to promote sustainable agriculture for countries in Africa. Furthermore, an MoU between IPB University and Seychelles University is in the talks to focus on the field of agriculture in the large scale, including fisheries and ecotourism, especially in marine tourism. Other forms of collaboration which was discussed in this visit included possibilities of student exchange programs between the two institutions and establishing a branch of Serambi Botani, IPB University’s store featuring the institution’s innovations, especially for food and healthy cosmetics.
On the other hand, the United States Department of Agriculture have made a visit to IPB University to follow up on the Memorandum of Understanding which has been signed through a virtual meeting last month. Stephanie Mann as Program Manager was accompanied by Nick Austin as an Executive of the Environment Department of the Embassy of the United States for Indonesia, as well as Hartiyas Wiyoga from Indonesia Development IP USFS. The visit was carried out at the Innovation Gallery of IPB University where innovations of IPB University are showcased. The partnership focused on forestry and environmental field in the form of student exchanges, internships, discussions and visiting researchers.
Delving further into innovative collaborations, the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Indonesia (KITECH Indonesia) has also visited IPB University to collaborate in the development of agricultural machine industry. The program is a pilot project to design, manufacture, and test the agricultural machines which are suitable to the needs and conditions of Indonesia’s agricultural industry. The main goal of this partnership is to produce a product that can be applied directly by farmers instead of stopping merely at research results.
These collaborations show IPB University’s determination to strive for constant development and improvement by working together with international partners from different countries and various fields of discipline. In the future, IPB University will be stepping forward with new partnerships and strengthening our current bonds for the benefit of society.
IPB University Takes Part in the Asia-Hub NEXUS Annual Virtual Meeting 2022
IPB University has been invited by Nanjing Agricultural University to take part in the Asia-Hub NEXUS Annual Virtual Meeting 2022 to discuss various scientific topics. The event was part of the activities held as the Consortium for Innovations in Agricultural Education and Research in Asia which facilitates collaborative innovations of institutions in Asia.
Nanjing Agricultural University has invited IPB University to take part in the Asia-Hub NEXUS Annual Virtual Meeting 2022 held on April 18-20, 2022. In this annual meeting, various topics were discussed, including “Future Earth”, NEXUS activities in Asia, New Asia Hub Initiatives, Asia Hub Research Progress Updates, climate, food and future Agroecosystems in Asia and Emerging Research Priorities/Opportunities.
In his speech, Prof Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, IPB University’s Vice Rector of International Affairs, Collaboration and Alumni Relations, expressed his appreciation for the formation of the Consortium for Innovations in Agricultural Education and Research in Asia (CIAERA). The consortium acts to facilitate collaborative innovation within the fields of agriculture, education and research in Asia.
In performing its role in education, research, innovation, and community service in society, IPB University has been preparing millennial farmers since 2018 with the newly formulated curriculum called “2020 Curriculum”. One of the ways this is done is by integrating technology 4.0 for students since the first semester where students could adapt seamlessly in innovative agriculture practices with high usage of digital technology such as artificial intelligence. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in community service programs within interdisciplinary fields to provide solutions for complex problems in agriculture, maritime, and bioscience.
Prof Dodik explained that IPB University has also prepared infrastructure and facilities on campus such as the Agribusiness and Technology Park in Dramaga, Close House 4.0 for livestock production in Sukabumi, Smart Greenhouses in Dramaga, Innovation Valley in Jonggol, Bogor, and many more, for more effective learning. To provide students with more opportunities to develop, IPB University has collaborated with both national and international partners, one of which is SHERPA from Korea which is funded by KOICA. IPB University is constantly trying to improve its research outputs, one of which is done through the formulation of Agro Maritime research agenda to map problems and create potential solutions using artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and automatization.
The event was opened by speeches from esteemed invitees, including the President Chen Fadi of Nanjing Agricultural University, China; President Suvit Tia from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand; Rector DSc, Bahodir Mirzayev from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME), Uzbekistan; and Deputy Commissioner GE Ruiming from Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City (YZBSTC), China.
Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) and other member countries have formed CIAERA to synergize innovations from universities with similarities in geographical features to create a platform within the scope of international collaboration. The mission of this consortium is to create an open platform in a multilateral scope which could strengthen the partnership between universities in the fields of agriculture, education and research. Furthermore, the consortium also aims to develop science and the capacity of technological innovations in Asia as well as integrate solutions to face challenges in sustainability.