Udayana University Inaugurates Six Permanent Professors  

Udayana University again confirmed six permanent professors, each from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Business, Saturday (27/03/2021) at the Widya Sabha Auditorium Building, Udayana University, Jimbaran Campus.

The six professors who were inaugurated consisted of (1) Prof. Dr. Drh. I Nengah Kerta Besung, M.Si as Permanent Professor in the Field of Animal Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with the title of the Scientific Oration "Streptococcosis in Swine". He also currently serves as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. (2) Prof. Dr. Ir. I Ketut Suada, M.P as a Permanent Professor in the Field of Plant Pests and Diseases at the Faculty of Agriculture with the title of a Scientific Oration "The Potential of Marine Biota Extracts as a Source of Vegetable Fungicides in Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. vanillae The Causes of Stem Rot in Vanilla ”. (3) Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nengah Kencana Putra, M.S as a Permanent Professor in the Field of Food Technology and Nutrition at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology with the title of the Scientific Oration "Increasing the Role of Local Tubers in Improving Community Food Consumption Patterns". (4) Prof. Dr. I Gede Yusa, SH., M.H as Permanent Professor in the Field of Law at the Faculty of Law with the title of a Scientific Oration "Designing a Presidential Law based on the Majapahit Constitutional Law". (5) Prof. Dr.rer.nat., Drs. I Made Agus Gelgel Wirasuta, Spt., M.Si as Permanent Professor in the Field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences with the title of the Scientific Oration "Increasing the Quality of Balinese Traditional Medicines Towards International Standards". (6) Prof. Dr. I Gede Riana, SE., M.M as Permanent Professor in the Field of Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business with the title of the Scientific Oration "Organizational Resilience: A Concept in Facing Uncertainty".

Rector of Unud Prof. A.A Raka Sudewi in his description conveyed that the Inauguration of Professor in this pandemic took place with limited invitations by implementing health protocols. But of course this does not diminish the meaning of the inauguration procession that is carried out. Professor is the highest functional position for lecturers and achieving it is not easy because it requires struggle, sacrifice and hard work in fulfilling the requirements in accordance with applicable regulations.

For Higher Education, the number of professors possessed has an important role as Prime Mover who drives the wheel of the Tridharma of Higher Education. The presence of a professor is also very important in strengthening the authority and quality of education in Higher Education. Almost every year there are professors who enter their retirement period and this must be anticipated immediately with strategic steps so that lecturers who already have a doctoral degree try to improve their status to become professors. The position of Professor is not only an honor because he has been able to reach the highest level, but also provides great benefits for the University, Faculties, Study Programs and students.

Previously in September 2020, Udayana University confirmed ten professors and within six months there were two professors who were retired and three professors died, so that with the inauguration of six professors today, the number of teachers Udayana University has a total of 158 people, with this the ratio has exceeded 10 percent of the total number of lecturers. This number is also expected to increase every year.

The Rector hopes that the professors who have been confirmed are able to carry out their duties as well as possible, because behind this position contains a great meaning and demands greater responsibility. As a professor, he is expected to be an example and be able to protect and provide solutions to problems that arise in society through the knowledge they have to advance this nation and country.

This newly inaugurated professor is also expected to motivate juniors and colleagues to achieve this highest degree in an effort to increase the number of excellent human resources at Udayana University, so that they are able to compete not only at the national level but also at the international level.