Ristekdikti Teams visitation to Postgraduate Universitas Negeri Padang
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Padang—The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemeristekdikti) RI is committed to support the plan of scholarship program for Master Degree Program leading to Doctorate Program for Excellence Students (PMDSU) batch V at Postgraduate of Universitas Negeri Padang. Postgraduate of UNP give a support to encourage the PMDSU scholarship program. 

The Ristekdikti teams was facilitated by the director of Postgraduate Program of Universitas Negeri Padang to scheduled a fieldtrip and review the feasibility of the proposal. The visitation presenting as many as twelve propesctive promoters and deans of Universitas Negeri Padang at senate meeting room 4th floor of the Rectorate and Research Center UNP.

“A total of young and qualified doctor through the PDMSU program as expected”, said Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri was accompanied by the Director of Postgraduate, Prof. Yenni Rozimela on Thursday (May 14, 2019). Meanwhile, Prof. Ganefri said that PMDSU is a strategy in getting the superior resources to improve the competitiveness of higher education and strengtening the institutions. This program accelerates the duration of master and doctoral studies to four years for selected fresh graduates. 

The meeting of 12 prospective promoters and visitations was attended by the Ristekdikti team, Prof. Budi Prasetyo, Prof. Amin Redjo, M. Syarifudin and Ratna Juwita. Meanwhile, after the meeting was opened by Rector of followed by a fieldtrip to the Postgraduate Building. On that ocassion, Prof. Ganefri said that, besides focusing on PTN-BH 2021, UNP also applied the blended learning systems for S2 and S3, research channels for S2 dan S3, and prepares for S2 level; students in DIDTI or Fresh graduate for PMDSU sholarships. Furthermore, Prof. Ganefri said that through PMDSU scholarship, it is an effrot of the goverment to accelerate the rate of incresing the doctor still relatively low. Unlike some others Dikti scholarship program such as BPP-LN or BPP-DN which specifically aimed to applicants who are already as a lecture or prospective lectures but the PMDSU  scholarship is open for fresh graduate who want to become lectures. The education of S3 can be passed without having master’s education. (Public Relations of UNP)