New rector of University of Gadjah Mada (UGM)--Dwikorita Karnawati
Gadjah Mada University’s (UGM) board of trustees, or Majelis Wali Amanah (MWA), officially inaugurated Dwikorita Karnawati as UGM rector for the period of 2014-2017 on Monday. “Becoming rector is not an end in itself but a mandate to develop our beloved UGM,” Dwikorita said as quoted by kompas.com in her remarks during the inauguration ceremony at the university in Yogyakarta on Monday. The new rector declared that she would continue programs initiated by her predecessor Pratikno, including carrying out internal management reforms. Dwikorita is the first ever female rector in the university’s history. Pratikno, who resigned from his position as rector after he was appointed as state secretary, attended the ceremony, during which the new rector was inaugurated by MWA chairman Sofian Effendi.
Cited from The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Archipelago | Tue, November 25 2014.
Dwikorita aims to make UGM a ‘social entrepreneur university’
Newly appointed University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) rector Dwikorita Karnawati says she will focus her work on making UGM not only a campus that can create products to solve the nation’s problems but also a socially entrepreneurial university. The new rector said many university research reports were published in scientific journals but did not bring benefits for problems the country was facing. “This happens because most of the research is made to serve the interests of the researchers only. Now, such a paradigm must be changed: Research must respond to the needs of the government, industrial sectors and the people,” she said. Dwikorita, who was formerly the university’s deputy rector for partnerships and alumni, was officially inaugurated on Monday as UGM rector, replacing her predecessor, Pratikno, who was appointed as state secretary of the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla administration. Dwikorita said as an initial step toward becoming a socially entrepreneurial university, she had mapped out several areas, namely energy, food, health, information technology, culture and social manufacturing, that the university needed to respond to through its research activities. “It takes time because we first need to change our paradigm. We need to downstream our campus products — how research results can be accepted by industrial sectors so they can directly bring benefits to the nation’s life. This is our initial priority,” said Dwikorita. She said the downstreaming of campus products was part of her efforts to follow up on prioritized policies that Pratikno had carried out during his two-and-a-half year term of office as UGM rector. Dwikorita further said that implementing the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (three missions of universities), in which a university should serve as a world of education, research and public services, would not be enough. “Continuing Prof. Pratikno’s programs, the campus should also be able to become a pillar for the development of people’s economy and culture,” said Dwikorita. Chairman of UGM’s Majelis Wali Amanah (board of trustees), Sofian Effendi, said the new UGM rector must lead the university to become a research campus in the future. “The 21st century is the Asian century and Indonesia is one of the seven engines of the Asian century. This requires a lot more quality human resources and UGM must give real contributions,” he said.
Cited from Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Archipelago | Mon, November 24 2014
Executive Secretary of SATU Presidents’ Forum International Secretariat designated as Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Cheng-Hung Huang, the one you are familiar with as Executive Secretary of SATU Presidents’ Forum International Secretariat is now designated as Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University and also the secretary general of SATU Presidents’ Forum International Secretariat.
Ph. D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, U.S.A
M. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, U.S.A
B. S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chairman & Professor, Department of Naval Architecture and Naval Mechatronic Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (2000.8~2003.7)
Director of Academic Service Division, Office of Academic Affairs, National Cheng Kung University (2004.8~2007.1)
Associate Vice President, Office of International Affairs, National Cheng Kung University (2007.2~2011.1)
Vice President, Office of International Affairs, National Cheng Kung University (2011.2~2015.1)
Distinguished Professor (2002,2005,2008)
Chair Professor (2011.8~)
Coordinator of Coastal Engineering Program, National Science Council (2007.12~2010.12)
Outstanding Scholar Research Project Winner Award, National Science Council (2008.8~2011.7)
Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council (2000-2003, 2004-2006, 2010-2012)
Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers (2013.5~)
Associate Editor of “Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering” (SCI Journal), (2010~present)
Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “Recent Patents on Engineering” (EI) (2006~present)
Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “The Open Nanoscience Journal” (2007~present)
Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “The Open Chemical Engineering Journal” (2007~present)
Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “The Open Ocean Engineering Journal” (2007~present)
Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal “The Open Enzyme Inhibition Journal” (2008~present)
Executive (2006~2008) and Associate (1998~present) Editors for “Journal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers” (EI)