Entering the second year of REPESEA cooperation project, MD FEB UGM Program, represented by Dr. Nurul Indarti, Siviløkonom, Cand. Merc., and Prof. Catur Sugiyanto, M.A., Ph.D., attended a workshop at the University of Bath, United Kingdom, as a member of the consortium. This workshop themed: the Development of the System of the Assessment of Research Impact, and was held by the consortium with the aim of developing a research assessment system. The assessment system will be developed in the form of training modules that will be used by consortium members to improve the quality of research in each university. In addition, the modules are also expected to serve as guidelines for other universities in each member’s home country as an effort to increase the capacity to produce high-quality research.
The workshop that conducted from June 17 to 24, 2018 was filled with discussions on the preparation of training modules and initiation of cooperation among consortium members that consist of 11 universities from seven countries in Asia and Europe, including UGM. Other universities incorporated as members include: Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII- Indonesia); Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara (Malaysia); The National Institute of Development Administration and Burapha University (Thailand); Matej Bel University and University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia); Warszaw School of Economics (Poland); University of Bath (UK), and Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II (France).
The REPESEA project itself is a form of cooperation between universities in Asia and Europe that funded by the European Union through the Erasmus Capacity Building in Higher Education (CHBE) scheme. This cooperation will last for three years from October 2016 and will end in October 2019. Up until now, there have been several series of REPESEA activities. The workshop at the University of Bath was a follow-up of the three previous meetings that started from kick-off meetings in early March 2017 in Bratislava, followed by two workshops held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 6 – 9 August 2017 and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22 – 24 November 2017. The next workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, with Burapha University and NIDA International College as the hosts in August 2018. (NH)