April 20, 2024

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UTM Appoints His Excellency Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko as Adjunct Professor

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Jan. – His Excellency Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman of Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), has been appointed as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), effective from January 2024.

The appointment letter was presented to Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko by UTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Ts. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, during Dr. Laksana’s inaugural distinguished adjunct professor public lecture event titled “New Research Ecosystem in Indonesia” at the UTM Kuala Lumpur Campus today.

Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko is an accomplished Indonesian scientist and esteemed public figure specialising in theoretical elementary particle physics and has held the prestigious position of Chairman at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Lembaga lImu Pengetahuan Indonesia) from 2018 to 2021.

 

His Excellency Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko delivering a public lecture titled “New Research Ecosystem in Indonesia”

In his welcoming address, Prof Datuk Ahmad Fauzi stated, “The expertise and contributions of Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko to the world of higher education and research cannot be denied, and UTM is honoured to have him as part of our university community.”

The ceremony also marks the launch and inauguration of the BRIN-UTM Satellite Office at FKE, UTM, to enhance research and academic collaboration between UTM and BRIN further.

“The BRIN-UTM Satellite Office will create a collaborative environment for talent development and produce research impact, especially in the area of engineering and technical expertise, benefiting research and innovation at the national level and regionally,” said Prof Ahmad Fauzi.

 

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Launching of the BRIN-UTM Satellite Office

For the record, a total of 40 BRIN researchers have been pursuing their studies at UTM Johor Bahru since 2022 through a unique postgraduate program developed jointly by BRIN and UTM, which also involves contract research elements.

Early this year, the Minister of Higher Education, YB Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir, announced that in 2024, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will focus on five main areas: the provision of the nation’s best talents, strengthening the research and innovation ecosystem, implementing a new approach to knowledge transfer and sharing, internationalizing higher education, and enhancing the enabling ecosystem.

UTM is optimistic that the appointment of Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko and the launching of the UTM-BRIN satellite office at the FKE, UTM, will strengthen collaboration between the two institutions and the nation, aligning with the aspirations of MoHE.

 

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