FMIPA UNEJ Invites Prof. Edy Tri Baskoro from ITB, Discussing the Opening of a New Study Program

FMIPA Jember University will open several study programs, including an actuarial study program in the Mathematics Department. In the initial stage, Prof. Edy Tri Baskoro, M.Sc., Ph.D., from FMIPA ITB, discussed the establishment of an actuarial study program (14/6). The Dean of FMIPA UNEJ, Prof. Drs. Dafik, M.Sc., Ph.D., invited the task force team to establish a new study program for the Department of Mathematics to take advantage of this discussion. “The presence of Prof. Edy from ITB is a great opportunity to explore what needs to be prepared when opening a new study program, in this case actuarial,” he said. Present at the event were the Chair and Secretary of the Mathematics Department, as well as the preparation team for the establishment of a new study program in mathematics.

Prof. Edy said that the undergraduate actuarial study program at FMIPA ITB is a scientific discipline that applies mathematics and statistics to analyze and manage risk. “The areas analyzed include insurance, both life insurance and general insurance, pension funds, investment and banking,” he explained. It is also said that graduates of the actuarial undergraduate study program have career opportunities to become actuaries, investment managers, risk managers or can also be academics as lecturers or researchers. The first step is to classify the courses and teaching staff who will be involved in teaching in a study program that can be said to be new in Indonesia.

Actuarial science also studies other supporting scientific fields, such as mathematics, statistics, algorithms and programming, accounting, economics, and management, as well as current scientific fields such as data science and big data. “It feels right to be in the mathematics department because mathematics is very strong in actuarial science,” he continued. Educators can collaborate with the Faculty of Economics and Business, which may already have a risk management classification.

It was also conveyed that all supporting basic science fields, including mathematics, will be provided in the early years of the actuarial study program. English language skills also need to be improved and applied in actuarial studies because several international insurance industries really need alumni of this study program. At the end of the discussion, the Dean of FMIPA at UNEJ hoped that the team would immediately move to prepare the establishment of the study program to welcome the PTNBH era, which will be implemented at the University of Jember.