IPB News Update Fisheries and Marine Science April 2022

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.



Postgraduate Student of IPB University Awarded with Marine Stewardship Council Funding for Blue Swimming Crab Research

Student of IPB University’s Postgraduate Program has been selected to receive funding for her research in blue swimming crabs by the Marine Stewardship Council. This funding would allow her to come up with a new method of status evaluation which would lead to more sustainable fisheries practices for blue swimming crabs.


Leni Maryani, student of IPB University’s Postgraduate program was chosen by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as one of 22 world researchers to receive funding for her research in blue swimming crabs (Portunus pelagicus). Leni explained that with this funding, she would be able to create a new and accurate method to evaluate the status of Portunus pelagicus stock using molecular tools which supports the implementation of harvest control regulations. This would lead to more sustainable fisheries practices for blue swimming crabs.

Leni further described that there is a lack of knowledge in relation to the species’ age structure which will influence the environment, the interaction, distribution, growth and development, mortality, as well as the reproduction and vulnerability of these creatures for their conservation. There needs to be an improvement in its conservation through research. With the funding, she will be able to work with various scientists to conduct research which promotes a healthy ocean and conservation of blue swimming crabs. Her research topic is innovative methods in evaluating the status of blue swimming crab fisheries stock using molecular tools to support the implementation of harvest control regulations in Madura Island.

This research is supervised by Dr Hawis H Madduppa, lecturer of IPB University’s Department of Marine Science and Technology under the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science. Dr Hawis who also holds the position of Executive Director of the Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association conveyed that the young generation must keep maintaining their passion to protect sustainability of marine fisheries as it is our responsibility to preserve the environment.


FishLog, Creation of IPB University Alumni, Gone Global!

Two alumni of IPB University are taking the fisheries industry by storm with their innovative startup, FishLog. The innovation has received funding from various international companies to scale up their market mover innovation which connects stakeholders of the fisheries industry in Indonesia. The startup has helped more than 100 fishermen from all across Indonesia and is operating their services in 10 Indonesian cities.


FishLog has received and fully utilized its seed funding from investors. This was relayed by the Co-Founders of the startup company “FishLog”, Muhamad Reza Fahlepi and Bayu Mukti Anggara. Both of them are alumni of IPB University’s Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Department of Aquatic Product Technology.  The funding was led by Insignia Ventures Partners, a Venture Capital company based in Singapore. Other investors which had provided funding are Arise, owned by MDI Ventures Telkom-Finch Capital Amsterdam, KK Fund, Ango Ventures, Captain Fresh, as well as angel investors who are: Co-Founder & CEO of Kopi Kenangan, Edward Tirtanata, Co-Founder of AwanTunai, Windy Natriavi, CMO of Shipper, Jessica Hendrawidjaja, and several others.

Fishlog is building a market mover for the benefit of all stakeholders of fisheries in Indonesia by streamlining the seafood supply chain to be more efficient and transparent in a way that is sustainable. Bayu Mukti Anggara explained that the funding has been utilized to scale-up their regional network all across the country and to expand the digital product ecosystem and fisheries services in Indonesia. With this planning for fund allocation, FishLog is enabling new partners to join this ecosystem and increase the team’s capability. Fishlog has previously participated in several competitions and acceleration programs, one of which is the DS Launchpad Ultra.

Bayu also explained that there is more in store for Fishlog in the future as they are planning on focusing on the middle-chain logistics which is similar to other logistic services such as Ritase and Shipper. Currently, Fishlog is holding partnerships with more than 25 warehouses in the coastal area. They have successfully been providing their services to more than 10 cities in Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua. Fishlog had also connected and helped over 100 fishermen with the services they offer. One of the backgrounds of FishLog’s establishment was the observation that many fishermen and farmers face a similar problem, especially in the harvest season, which is the drastic drop of product prices. This has led them to create Fishlog with the mission of helping farmers and fishermen to process fish and handle the post-aquaculture supply chain.