FMIPA UNEJ Biology Master’s Study Program achieved the UNGGUL Accreditation Predicate from LAMSAMA

FMIPA UNEJ Biology Master’s Study Program achieved UNGGUL accreditation. It is stated in the decision of the Lembaga Akreditasi Mandiri Sains Alam dan Ilmu Formal (LAMSAMA) Number 140/SK/LAMSAMA/Akred/M/XII/2023 dated December 28, 2023. This achievement of UNGGUL accreditation is very encouraging for the Biology Masters Study Program and also for the entire FMIPA academic community. “All of us FMIPA UNEJ residents are very grateful for this achievement; hard work produced the best results at the end of 2023,” said the Dean of FMIPA, Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D. The Dean also added that by the end of this year, there had been three study programs at FMIPA that had succeeded in achieving UNGGUL accreditation from LAMSAMA.

The success of the FMIPA Biology Masters Study Program is an effort made by all parties. The Biology Masters Study Program, through its accreditation team, prepares forms, supported by lecturers, students, alumni, and stakeholders working together to achieve the title of Superior Accreditation. Jember University’s leadership also plays a role in the LAMSAMA accreditation process. During the field assessment, Vice Chancellor I of UNEJ, Prof. Drs. Slamin, M.Comp.Sc., Ph.D., was present to accompany the visitation process by delivering a presentation about the profile of Jember University.

As is known, in mid-December, the LAMSAMA assessor team carried out a field assessment in the Biology Master’s Study Program. The assessor team consists of Prof. Dr. Bambang Heru Budianto, M.S., from Jenderal Soedirman University Purwokerto, and Prof. Dr. Sri Puji Wahyuningsih, M.Si., from Airlangga University Surabaya. The field assessment lasted for two days through several sessions with faculty leaders, study programs, and task forces. There were also hybrid sessions with alumni and external users to obtain information about hopes, satisfaction, or input from stakeholders and alumni regarding UPPS output.

The success of the FMIPA Biology Masters Study Program in achieving UNGGUL accreditation is also a gift for UNEJ, which has just celebrated its 59th anniversary this year. In particular, the FMIPA Biology Department has won a special award for the second time after previously receiving ASIIN international accreditation for the Biology Undergraduate Study Program. The Dean of FMIPA hopes that in the following year, the study program at FMIPA can achieve UNGGUL accreditation. “At the beginning of this year, the Physics Master’s Study Program will probably also have a field assessment; hopefully we will get the same results as the Biology Master’s Study Program,” he concluded.