Kemenristekdikti Selects UNP As the Organizer of PMDSU Scholarship
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Padang- The whole universities in Indonesia have a big opportunity to contributes to improve the nation's competitiveness. The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia chose Universitas Negeri Padang as the implementer of PMDSU scholarship program for (Master Education Program, Leading to a Doctoral Program for Superior Bachelor). Rector of UNP , Prof. Ganefri , Ph . D said that one purpose of PMDSU scholarship is to improve the number of human resources with doctoral titles (S3). During the education of the doctoral (S3), the students expected to produce internationally reputable research and publications . Universitas Negeri Padang as the executing of the PMDSU scholarship program results from a rigorous evaluation by the Organizational Preparedness the visitation Team of the Ministry of Research and Technology .

 “The program has been started since 2013 and now get into the batch V. The implementation of PMDSU scholarship intended for Study Program of Science Education (S3) and Vocational Technology Education (S3). In PMDSU guided 2019, the online registration has started from June-July 2019 and the process of study will have been started in September 2019. Besides that, the time span for the PMDSU Scholarship program to Master degree and Doctoral Education programs for 48 months (4 years). "One year is expected to complete the master program with superior quality, then the next three years to complete the doctoral program," said Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D.

Meanwhile, Prof. Ganefri said that In 2019 the PMDSU scholarship has entered, the batch V . A total of 16 universities were assigned by the Directorate General of Science and Technology Resources and Higher Education as the organizer of PMDSU Scholarship. The universities ' organizer of the batch V PMDSU Scholarship are Institut Pertanian Bogor, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Diponegoro, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Hasanuddin, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Sriwijaya, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Negeri Padang dan Universitas Udayana. 

Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D also said that from 16 universities implicate 151 promoters who selected by applicants for the batch PMDSU Scholarship batch V. Dikti gives the trust to Prof. Ganefri and Prof. Syahrial Bakhtiar, M.Pd (Vice Rector IV UNP) as the promoter candidates to guide the PMDSU students.

 “Starting for this year, we will give many opportunities to scholarships for further study at Universitas Negeri Padang, like PMDSU scholarships, LPDP, and BPPDN scholarship for master degree and doctoral programs in several studying programs at UNP," said Prof. Ganefri, on Thursday (July 11, 2019). The Prospective students can access more information on the website of each scholarship. (Public Relations of UNP)