Prof. Rina Indiastuti Became Unpad’s Acting Chancellor

[unpad.ac.id, 16/4/2019] Secretary of the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., MSIE has been assigned to be the Universitas Padjadjaran Acting Chancellor. The acting chancellor handover was done in the Executive Lounge of the Unpad Rectorate Building, Jatinangor Campus, Tuesday (16/4).

Universitas Padjadjaran Rector for the 2015-2019 period Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad shook hands with the Universitas Padjadjaran Acting Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E, M.SIE., after signing the report for the Unpad Acting Chancellor Handover at the Executive Lounge, Unpad Rectorate Building, jatinangor Campus, Tuesday (16/4).

At the opportunity, Prof. Rina said that she was appointed by the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education as the Unpad Acting Chancellor to guarantee a smooth operation of the higher education Tridharma in Unpad.

“In the higher education statute it is stated that the organization of educational activity, especially the higher education Tridharma must have a leader in each university. As Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad’s tenure ended, the Minister ordered, and tasked me not to lead, but to guarantee that activities in Universitas Padjadjaran goes well.” Prof. Rina remarked.

Prof. Rina hopes, Unpad’s achievement and reputation, which has been noted nationally, can be maintained. She also hopes that the whole Unpad family can stay solid in elevating the reputation and performance of Unpad.

Prof. Rina also appreciates various achievements Unpad has achieved under the 11th rector of Unpad, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad. It can be an example for everyone in Unpad.

“Thank you for all the achievements and legacy left to us,” said Prof. Rina.

About the learning quality and student affairs in Unpad, Prof. Rina hopes that it will keep improving.

“No matter how [the students] are, they will be our human resource in the future. We have to prepare them better than other universities,” spoke Prof. Rina.

Meanwhile, Unpad rector for the 2015-2019 period Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad said that many obstacles has been faced with exceptional results because of togetherness. Prof. Tri also hope that the synergy can be built upon so [Unpad] can keep contributing to society.

“I’m sure that with togetherness and this potential, whatever obstacle is in the future we can face well,” said Prof. Tri.

Prof. Tri also left a message to keep holding on to the academic values written in the Unpad Principal Scientific Pattern “Prominent Law and Environment in National Development”. With the power of academics, Unpad can give a positive contribution to society.

Like Prof. Rina, the vice president of Unpad’s Board of Trustees (MWA) Prof. Dr. Ida Nurlinda, M.H., said, MWA also appreciates the exceptional achievements done by Prof. Tri and his staff. Hard work is needed to maintain and increase what has been achieved.

“We, from the MWA, are very thankful, and hopefully we can maintain those achievements, at least we can keep them and of course we hope we can improve them,” spoke Prof. ida.

A Profile of Prof. Rina Indiastuti

Prof. Rina Indiastuti was born in Kediri, January 10th 1961. Prof. Rina is a professor from Unpad’s Faculty of Economics and Business. She finished her bachelor’s degree majoring in Development Economics in Unpad in 1984 and took her master’s in Industry Management in Bandung Institute of Technology, graduating in 1989.

She also finished her doctorate studies in the University of Osaka Prefecture in 1999. Other than that, Prof. Rina earned a non-formal education at the Balance Scorecard for Public Sector Using 3rd Generation, IBN International in Association with 2GC Active Management, in 2013.

Her last structural position in Unpad was the Vice Rector in Planning, Information System, and Finance from 2012 to 2015. She also held the position of Chancellor in General Administration and Finance (2009-2012), Academic Secretary of Unpad’s Business Management Doctorate Program (2007-2009), Head of Unpad Development Economics major (2003-2007), and President of LP3E FE Unpad (2002-2003).

Currently, Prof. Rina is the Secretary of the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.

Professionally, Prof. Rina has written many papers which have been published in national and international journals. She has also spoken at national and international seminars.

Report by Artanti Hendriyana.
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani

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