Yogyakarta, 6 September 2019. University of Economics in Bratislava along with Local Steering Committees namely the Master of Science and Doctoral Programs, Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University (MD FEB UGM) and Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) representing The Erasmus+ Consortium Research Performance at South East Asian Universities (REPESEA) held a REPESEA Final Project Conference. With the theme of “Assessment of Impact and Quality of Research in Academic Environment: Current Challenges and Solutions”, the partnership collaboration series took place on 2 – 6 September 2019 in the MD FEB UGM building and UII Jalan Kaliurang km.14.5. The conference was held to discuss the state of art and policy implications related to measuring the quality and impact of research.
Lasted for five days, the series of activities was divided into three main parts, namely the meeting of the Management of REPESEA, conferences and workshops, as well as gathering activities. The first day was a bilateral meeting and discussion between Management of REPESEA related to the dissemination and sustainability of the results of the REPESEA project and continued to have dinner together at the Campilan Temple UII while enjoying the light attractions at the library building. The Management of REPESEA Discussion continued on the second day in the Prof. building Dr. Sardjito, UII while in the Audiovisual Room, Prabuningrat Building, UII held a Pre-Conference Workshop with the theme “Evaluation of researchers and their performance: opportunities and limitations” with speaker Jan Hunady, PhD., from the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and attended by 54 participants. The third day was the event of the Final Conference which was filled with several panel sessions by selected speakers from REPESEA member universities. The panel session I, for example, was filled with three speakers who were also the Management of REPESEA such as Rosmimah Mohd Roslin (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)with the title presentation of “Agile Researchers and the Demands of Academia”, Marzenna Weresa (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland) with a Research Impact presentation “Assessment: Insights for South East Asian Countries from Experience of Poland”, and Marta Orviska -Vladimir Hiadlovsky – Ján Hunady (Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia) with a study entitled “Measuring and Improving Research Impact: Traditional and Alternative Approaches”.
Furthermore, the third day closed with a “Conference Gala Dinner” at Sekar Kedhaton, Kotagede, Yogyakarta with the lively event due to local committees dressed in traditional dresses from various ethnics in Indonesia. Different from previous day, the third and fourth day Final Conference activities were held at the BRI Auditorium, MD Building FEB UGM on the 3rd floor. The fourth day was a continuation of the third and fourth panel sessions that began with a speech from the Director of Business and Incubation Development, UGM, Mr. Hargo Utomo with the theme “Commercialization of Research Findings”. In addition, farewell dinner was held at the Alana Hotel as the closing of a series of Final Conference activities attended by the entire Steering Board, Speakers, and Invitations. On the last day was the Management of REPESE gathering, enjoying the Lava tour adventure on the Merapi’s foot and visiting the Javanese history museum, Ullen Sentalu. (RP)