Webinar AskExpert #5: Strategi Peningkatan Ranking Universitas Berstandar Internasional

Peningkatan Ranking Universitas Berstandar Internasional, Mengapa penting dan Bagaimana Strategi nya?

Secara prinsip adanya peningkatan ranking universitas penting untuk reputasi dan diperlukan untuk persaingan dalam dunia global. Bagi negara maju adanya ranking universitas ini merupakan fokusnya adalah bagaimana mempertahankan reputasi atau ranking yang sudah ada, sementara untuk negara berkembang lebih banyak fokus pada bagaimana masuk ke dalam top ranking tersebut.

Ada 3 ranking yang dominan diakui secara internasional yaitu:
1. Quacquarelli Symbols (QS)
2. Times Higher Education
3. Shanghai Ranking / Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

Quacquarelli Symbols (QS) University World ranking mengambil data perankingan berdasarkan 2 data survey yaitu akademis dan employer luar (peer review dari universitas luar) meliputi berbagai indikator pengukuran. Detail mengenai klasifikasi ranking dan indikator nya bisa di akses di tautan ini: https://www.topuniversities.com. Metric yang digunakan oleh QS University World Ranking adalah Academic reputation 40 %, Employer reputation 10%, Faculty student ratio 20%, Citation per faculty 20%, International faculty ratio 5%, International student ratio, 5%.

Times Higher Education merupakan ragam perankingan lainnya yang diakui secara internasional berdasarkan : Jumlah publikasi yang cukup dalam periode 5 tahun (1000 paper), Program pengajaran S1 (bachelor degree), Program pengajaran subjek yang beragam. Ragam perankingan dan indikatornya bisa diakses di tautan ini: https://www.timeshighereducation.com. Metric yang digunakan oleh Times Higher Education adalah Teaching 30%, Research 30%, Citation 30%, International outlook 7.5%, Industry income 2.5%.

Shanghai Ranking / Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) merupakan perangkingan dalam 54 subjek di dalam natural science, engineering, life science dan lain sebagainya. Ragam perankingan dan indicator nya bisa diakses di tautan berikut ini: http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html . Metric yang digunakan oleh Shanghai Ranking / Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Quality of Education : Alumni yang menang Nobel Prize dan Field Medal, 10 %, Quality of Faculty : Staff yang menang Nobel Prize dan Field Medal, 20 %, Research Output : Paper yang diterbitkan 40%. Selain dari ketiga pemeringkat ranking yang diakui secara internacional seperti sudah dijelaskan diatas, ada pula Impact Ranking yaitu pemeringkatan/ rangking berdasarkan Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) yang merupakan bagian dari Times Higher Education (THE). Ragam Indikator dan hasil perankingan di tahun 2020 bisa di akses di tautan ini: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/impactrankings#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/undefined

Lalu bagaimana strategi yang bisa dilakukan oleh Universitas untuk bisa mendongkrak posisinya di ketiga organisasi pemeringkatan yang diakui secara Internasional diatas? Ada beberapa hal yang bisa di inisiasi oleh Universitas yaitu: Meningkatkan Research Productivity yang terukur dari Artikel Ilmiah yang di publikasikan dan meningkatkan Research Skill Development yaitu meningkatnya kapasitas keterampilan melakukan riset yang berkualitas. Research Synergy Foundation telah di inisiasi untuk membantu Universitas-universitas untuk melakukan “loncatan” inovasi menuju universitas berkelas dunia. Informasi lebih lanjut mengenai Research Synergy Foundation dapat diakses disini: https://www.researchsynergy.org.

Sumber:
Webinar AskExpert #5: Strategi Peningkatan Ranking Universitas Berstandar Internasional yang diselenggarakan ole Research Synergy Foundation dan Research Synergy Institute dengan Narasumber Prof. Hadrian G. Djajadikerta dari Edith Cowan University, Perth Austalia. Beliau adalah diaspora di Australia dan berpengalaman sebagai konsultan peningkatan mutu universitas secara Internasional.

RSF Research Academy: Tools for Analysis: Quantitative Analysis by Dr. Cheah Jun-Hwa (Jacky)

On October 7, 2020, RSF Research Academy Day 9 by the theme “Tools for Analysis: Quantitative Analysis” have been well presented by Dr. Cheah Jun-Hwa (Jacky). Dr. Jacky first gave a general introduction to some basic characteristics in conducting a quantitative research. He then explained more about types of data and research modeling prior to starting data analysis. The lecture is not just providing opportunities to get deeper understanding of quantitative analysis, but also to help master practical skills the researchers need to have. Dr. Jacky showed a test run of data analysis through SPSS and ANOVA. He also presented online guides to calculate a sampling size through G Power software. Finally, the participants also learned how to use Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Using SEM, researchers will be assisted in explaining the relationships among multiple variables.

RSF Research Academy: Qualitative Method II by Dr. Sia Bee-Chuan

On September 30, 2020, RSF Research Academy Day 7 & 8 on the theme “Quantitative Method I & II” was successfully completed. Dr. Sia has comprehensively explained steps process to conduct qualitative researches. The data sampling techniques and its analysis strategies were also thoroughly presented based on approaches in qualitative method. There are a lot of computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software for qualitative research. Dr. Sia then explored several options in using qualitative data analysis software for researchers. The material of this session will be of great help for understanding practice and identifying qualitative research needs.

Research Article & Conference Paper Preparation for ICE AKN Tarutung 2020

Research Synergy Foundation and Institut Agama Kristen Negeri (IAKN) Tarutung  was conducted a virtual workshop by the theme “Research Article & Conference Paper Preparation for ICE AKN Tarutung 2020” on September 24, 2020. The workshop was aimed to properly prepare all stages of writing manuscripts and related descriptions for International Conference of Education in the New Normal Era (ICE IAKN) 2020. Rector of IAKN Tarutung, Prof. Dr. Lince Sihombing, encouraged IAKN lecturers to make good research that can be published in international journals. The workshop was attended by 25 lecturers with a research background in theology and religion studies. Their research result will enrich global knowledge, and be applied in many other areas as well. Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih as a chairman of Research Synergy Foundation has served as the trainer of the workshop. Dr. Hendrati shared her perspectives and experiences on how to be global researchers and build a better research culture among lecturers. RSF has several established platforms to support the creation of global research ecosystem, including: Scholarvein, RSF Press, Research Synergy Institute, and Reviewer Track. Dr. Hendrati also gave advice on how to make a research design and develop a search strategy for a literature review. At the end of Dr. Hendrati presentation, the participants consulted their research that will be presented in the upcoming conference to the trainer.

In the next session, participants then learned some computer-based tools that can used to improve content and language quality in their manuscripts. The session was guided by Ms. Ani Wahyu as a Director of Research Synergy Institute. Participants were directed to follow step by step in translating, checking the quality of grammar, and paraphrasing. She also emphasized to all participants to keep checking the content and language quality to other expert and native speaker for better result.

RSF Research Academy: Qualitative Method I by Dr. Sia Bee Chuan

Today, on September 23, 2020, RSF Research Academy Day 7 on the theme “Qualitative Method I” was presented by Dr. Sia Bee Chuan. This online lecture was to prepare the participants develop their scholarly writing in qualitative research. The expert has years of experience teaching qualitative research. Dr. Sia explained basic philosophy of qualitative method. She then discussed five approaches in qualitative research design and how to use it in applied situation. The session will be continued next week along with the complete answers from the expert to the participants’ questions.

The 2nd Universitas Pertamina Scientific & Academic Writing: E-Coaching Clinic Series 2020

Universitas Pertamina and Research Synergy Foundation has successfully conducted a virtual coaching on “The 2nd Scientific & Academic Writing: E-Coaching Clinic Series 2020” on September 17, 2020. This second coaching were designed to help more than 30 lecturers from Universitas Pertamina and STIDKI Ar Rahmah Surabaya continue to work through the research process and get it published in a suitable journal. Prior to the event, participants have undergone a series of assistance paper-writing program from RSF scientific team. The program includes draft submission, content and language review, and journal recommendation from reviewers and journal editors who have been affiliated with RSF.

Source: Participants of Universitas Pertamina Coaching, RSF

Source: Participants of Universitas Pertamina Coaching, RSF

At the beginning of the coaching session, Mrs. Ani Wahyu as the Director of Research Synergy Institute, reminded participants of the steps that must be followed before submitting their manuscripts to the recommended journals. The session then continued by Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih as a Chairman of Research Synergy Foundation, who delivered some key techniques and strategies for author to improve the quality of the manuscripts. Dr. Hendrati shared her experiences based on his point of view as an author and journal editor. She also gave explanations regarding the differences between conceptual and empirical papers. In addition, Dr. Hendrati guided the revision process of the participants reviewed articles. During the session, participants were allowed to consult virtually about their research papers to the trainer. At the end of the session, Mrs. Ani then explained several methods that author can use to choose journals that are suitable for their research. These methods are beneficial for authors so that they can recognize the preferences of each recommended journals and also avoid choosing predatory journals or publishers.

RSF Research Academy Session: Quantitative Method II by Dr. Jayson Cham Tat-Huei

Today, on September 16, 2020, RSF Research Academy Day 6 on the theme “Quantitative Method II” was successfully completed. Dr. Jayson Cham Tat-Huei has presented this excellent course with clear practical examples. This session are designed to introduce the participants to know how to conduct a quantitative research design. The participants learned what the survey sampling methods for obtaining quantitative data. The webinar run interactively, Dr. Jayson allowed all participants to ask questions directly or raise hand virtually.

RSF Research Academy Session 5: Quantitative Method I by Dr. Jayson Cham Tat-Huei

Today, on September 9, 2020, RSF Research Academy Day 5 on the theme “Quantitative Method I” was presented by Dr. Jayson Cham Tat Huei. In this webinar, participants learned the characteristics of a good research, how to formulate a research problem, writing a literature review, and quantitative research design. Participants also learned to summarize the literature review in a table format. Before ending the session, the trainer guided participants a method to conduct and evaluate a research questionnaires for a quantitative research. The second session of learning quantitative method will be continued next week.

Webinar #AskEditor3: Learn from Publisher: How to Publish Open Access Scopus/WOS Indexed Journal

Research Synergy Foundation in collaboration with Taylor & Francis organized a webinar on the theme “Webinar #AskEditor3: Learn from Publisher: How to Publish Open Access Scopus/WOS Indexed Journal”. The webinar addressed the publication issues and opportunities in Open Access Scopus/WOS Indexed Journal. RSF and T&F had earlier launch a webinar series ““How to Publish Open Access with Taylor and Francis”. The topic attracted hundreds of participants who were researchers and students from various countries. The organizers then decided to hold more than one session focused on helping researchers develop their skills in manuscript writing based on journal’s editor perspective and understanding OA as a form of scholarly publishing for researchers.

In this webinar, Victoria Babbit as Director of Researcher Development & Outreach, Taylor & Francis. Victoria provided information about types of open access journals and insight into how to write a proper manuscript based on editors’ perspective. Victoria shared an overview of F1000 research and ‘How Researcher’ program from Taylor & Francis. She offered some suggestions for authors on the craft of writing an effective manuscript. She also described general rules of writing abstract, discussion, citation, as well as some publication ethics issues. In the question and answer round, many questions from participants were answered very informatively by the speaker.

RSF Research Academy: Systematic Literature Review using NVivo by Mr. Fulgensius and Mr.Benediktoharies

Participants of RSF Research Academy Session 4 from Indonesia

Participants of RSF Research Academy Session 4 from Indonesia, Pakistan, and Peru

Today, on September 3, 2020, participants of RSF Research Academy have completed a series of training on how to manage systematic literature review using Publish or Perish, Mendeley, and NVivo. This session has been divided into two classes for learning effectiveness in which each consisted of participants using Bahasa language with Mr. Fulgensius, and English language with Mr.Benediktoharies. Before continuing the session, participants were reminded to install all applications properly according to the modules that have been given by the trainers. During the session, participants are directed to apply each steps of the NVivo application and have live access to the trainers for Q&A. The trainers has provided modules and several articles that can be tested into NVivo application until the final stage. The session was very interactive and informative, especially for those who were conducting research with a qualitative approach.