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I
-
MHERE PROJECT


BOOK II:
PROPOSAL

OF STRATEGIC PLAN AND PROGRAM

OF

TOWARDS INTERNATIONALIZATION OF

MICROBIOLOGY
STUDY PROGRAM


AGRICULTURE ADAPTATION IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL
CLIMATE CHANGE TOWARD FOOD SECURITY AND
SOVERIGNTY








s
ubmitted to:

Directorate General of Higher Education

Ministry of National Education





BOGOR AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

2009

1. BACKGROUND

In the case of agricultural
adaptation in response to global climate change, microbiolo
gy

may

c
ontribute

through many ways to

accelerate the adaptation
.
Microbes play an
important role in nutrient and chemical cycling

and determine agricultural strength.
Microbiological aspects may also affect the national

food security and sovereignty
.
Advances in
microbiology
will
ameliorate

the
understanding
of

the
whole issue of global
climate change and subsequently in achievement of national food security and
sovereignty.

Microbiology Study Program (MSP) of Bogor Agricultural University

(IPB)
has a number
of microbiologists t
hat may contribute to the development of microbiological sciences
and technologies. The microbiologists work with various aspects of interests such as
exploration including utilization of microbes for strategic

agricultural practice in the

global
climate
change
. M
icrobiology
Study Program

(MSP)

strengthen
s

the S1 education in
Biology, and has graduate program in
microbiology.
This g
raduate program in
microbiology, which belongs to the Department of Biology, IPB was opened in 1990.
Ever since, it has
produced any S2/S3 graduates that show considerable scientific
achievements both in national and international levels. The program is supported by
lecturers that have expertise with international recognition

(see ………..)
. Further, it is
also supported wit
h
necessary

laboratory equipments and other facilities.

Since 2001, the graduate program focuses on teaching and research in microbial
biodiversity and biotechnology at the level of molecular, cellular, organism, and
environmental communities for various p
urposes. Consequently, students are equipped
with
knowledge in
microbial biodiversity, physiology, genetic knowledge and also receive
current knowledge and the most updated research strategies in genetic engineering, bio
-
prospecting and bio
-
complexities.

S
tarting from 200
9

this program is intended to increase up to the international level.
An
effort to improve the academic performance through enhancement of academic
atmosphere has been in progress.
Most of the lecturer in
MSP
has obtained research
grant fr
om various
re
sources

(see …………….)
. Student involvement in the research has
possibility shortened the length of study. Some student
s

ha
ve

undergone short
-
term
research in collaborative universities

such as Essex University
, Tokyo University of
Agriculture

a
nd Ibaraki
.


Program
for improving the quality of academic performance in microbiology aims to
accelerate the achievement of

IPB to be the world
-
class university.

Vision

To be recognized world
-
wide as the leading centre in

tropical

microbiological science for
agriculture development and for human life quality improvement

in 2020.

Mis
s
ion

1.

To develop human resources
with high capacities in tropical microbial knowledge
and technologies through undergraduate and postgraduate education

2.

T
o expand and transfer
microbial
knowledge
and technologies
for continuous
improvement of agriculture and human life.

3.

Increase the quality and quantity of research
in tropical microbial knowledge and
technologies particularly in biodiversity and bio
-
prospec
ting.

4.

Increase networking through
research and
education partnership locally, nationally
and globally.


2. RATIONALE


Rapid advancement of new discoveries in microbiology research

has

led the
microbiological sciences to a new era. Some recent advancements in several fields of
Microbiology such as the of the complete sequence of genomes of free
-
living
microorganisms; the genotype
-
based microbial identification; major technologic changes

in microbiology; movement of the concept of biodiversity and its potential developments
in the applied microbiology
have
inspire
d
MSP
, Department of Biology, Faculty of
Mathematics and Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University to adjust with this current tr
end
of microbiological wor
l
d.

From self evaluation, it is found that
MSP

has strengths in capabilities, competitive
advantages, institutional and human resources appropriate to be developed as a centre
of academic excellence in tropical agricultural microbiology.
MSP has IPB Culture
collection, a unit dedicated to ensure that

all microbial culture used as research object
preserved in well
-
manner.
These can be a starting point for
MSP
to

transform in purpose
of adopting advancement in microbiological studies

and in achieving the international
standard
. This transformation requ
ires develop
ment

appropriate strategy and planning
in its academic performance for quality of learning process

improvement

and
internationally standardized culture collection
.

To accomplish the
MSP
vision and mission becoming a centre of excellence in
microbiology, the current basic
MSP
infrastructures has a number of deficiencies in
delivering more effective and efficient learning process and services

including in the
maintenance and preservation
of
microbial
research
culture collection
in I
PB Culture
collection (IPBCC)
. Inadequate infrastructures are among
MSP

concerns that
have

to
be
overcome. Integration of infrastructure
improvement
and human resources

merit
will
facilitate
MSP
to achieve the

international standard
.


3.

AIM

a.

Ensure access to academic excellence and educational opportunities for all

b.

Expanding participation by increasing access while maintaining quality,
enhancing diversity
.

c.

Developing graduates who are intellectually and
ethically informed individuals
with defined skills and knowledge of microbiology.

d.

Improving continuously the quality of its curricula, research activities, and
international opportunities.



e.

Increasing academic productivity through improved recruitment, in
creased
retention, accelerated graduation, credit generation,
and
augmented current
technology
.

f.

Seeking the most efficient, effective, and technologically sound business that
bases on microbiology and service best practices


4.

MECHANISM AND DESIGN

At th
is stage MSP is in the early beginning of transform
ation

to be a world class
university.

To reach its goal,
MSP

will need a strategic

plan
, particularly

those on
increasing academic performance and
leveraging infrastructure
.


After
close to twenty years operating, the
MSP
still needs to look at changes

in some
element
of
academic process such as those related to

learning

activities
t
owards
international standard

and

to

a

well
-
maintained microbial collection
as the bases of
international
research
collaboration
.


To accomplish
th
ose

aims
,

two

programs
ha
ve

been formulated based on the previously
identified issues.
These programs are as follows:


(
1
)
The q
uality of
academic

activities
,

(
2
)
The quality of
international partnership

Program

Objectives

Mechanisms

Activities

1
.
The
q
uality of
academic
activities




To improve q
uality of
teaching and
learning

a
ctiv
ities

in
international
academic
atmosphere



Benchmarking

and
promotion






Improv
ing

efficiency and
effectiveness in delivery
system



Creating academic
atmosphere for
c
ollaboration in
credit
earning
as a form of
quality assurance




Comparison study amongst
international recognized
microbiology program study
overseas



Promotion through IPB
web



Publishing web
-
based learning
materials with focus on
indigenous microbes



Setting up collaboration
with
some universities overseas for
credit earning such as
student
exchange, staff exchange
, joint
supervision

2.

The q
uality of
international
partnership



To improve
quality
microbial collection
towards international
standard
as a
platform of
international
research
collaboration



Improving the quality of
microbial preservation
and maintenance



Preparing
documentation of
IPBCC

for
ISO
certification
assesment



Increasing the number of
indigenous tropical microbial
culture collection



Improving
laboratory
equipment
and standardized
procedure



Preparing document for ISO
certification

and assessment


5. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITY
:

Programs

Activities

Year

1

2

3

1.
The
q
uality of
academic
activities



Comparison study amongst international
recognized microbiology program study
overseas















Promotion through IPB web















Publishing web
-
based learning materials with
focus on indigenous microbes















Setting up collaboration (student exchange,
staff exchange, joint supervision) with some
universities overseas













2.
The quality
international
partnership



Increasing the number of indigenous tropical
microbial culture collection















Improving l
aboratory equipment and
standardized procedure















Preparing document for ISO certification

assesment















Implementation Plan of 1
st

year activities

Programs

Activities

Month

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

1.
The
q
uality of
academic
activities



Comparison study amongst
international recognized
microbiology program study
overseas















Promotion through IPB web















Publishing web
-
based learning
materials with focus on indigenous
microbes















Setting up collaboration (student
exchange, staff exchange, joint
supervision) with some
universities overseas













2.
.
The quality of
international
partnership



Increasing the number of
indigenous tropical microbial
culture collection















Improv
ing

laboratory equipment
and standardized procedure















Preparing document for ISO
certification














6. PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

Activities

Primary Indicator

Baseline

Target

Year
-
1

Target

Year
-
2

Target

Year
-
3

1.1.

Comparison study
amongst
international recognized
microbiology program study
overseas

a.

Total n
umber of
collaborative universities


1



2



2



3



1.2.

Promotion through IPB web

a.

Total n
umber of
overseas students

1

2

4

6

1.3.

Publishing web
-
based
learning materials with focus
on
indigenous microbes

a.

Total n
umber of courses
deliver in English

b.

Total n
umber of on
-
line
courses

1


0

5


4

13


5

25


9

1.4.

Setting up collaboration
(student exchange, staff
exchange, joint supervision)
with some universities
overseas

a.

Total n
umber of student
exchange

b.

Total n
umber of staff
exchange

c.

Total n
umber of joint
research

1


0


0

2


1


1

4


3


2

6


5


3

2.1.

Increasing the number of
indigenous tropical microbial
culture collection

a.

Number of depository
collection

b.


Number of collection
preserved in ampoules

340


4

1000


500

13
00


700

1500


900

2.2.

Improving laboratory
equipment and standardized
procedure

a.

Number of laboratory
services

4

8

12

20

2.3.

Preparing document for ISO
certification

a.


Progress of document
preparation
(%) ready for
ISO certification

10

30

60

100



7. SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Various r
esources available
in the surrounding of MSP have already been identified.
IPB campus is rich in biological material that
is

suitable for microbiological work.
With
experience in
gaining research grant open
s

the
possibility

of the lecturer
to do more
research with biological material from wider area. The scope of the research in
microbiology has cover from early exploration to patent registration.
Most of the ongoing
research

is
being conducted by collaboration
with agricultural research institution,
industrial enterprise,
district

government and also cooperation with the international
institution in Japan and United Kingdom
.
Student is one of the beneficiary of the
research grant. Student involvement in the res
earch of the lecturer is also high (5
students per lecturer

see
).
T
wo doctorate students are currently doing the research in
higher education institution overseas.


Laboratories are equipped with equipment suitable for research. Internet with hotspot
an
d library with electronic journals are facilities that can be used by both students and
lecturer.
Above all, t
he research outcome can be a supplement for developing courses.

Certain research has also deals with community empowerment.


Technology found i
n
MSP has been transferred to the community
.

Some
research activities are in the scope
of agricultural adaptation in response to the climate change towards food security and
sovereignty.


8.
RELATED UNIT

In the teaching aspects, MSP provide service
courses (
M
icrobiology, Advanced
Microbiology and Fungal Biology) for several program studies such as Plant Protection,
Fish Processing Technology, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology,
Biotechnology, Plant Physiology and Genetics, and Environmental an
d Biological
Resource. These s
ubjects are

general knowledge has to be tak
en by students of some
study program, as prerequisite course to accomplish undergraduate studie
s or master
degree.

In the research aspects, lecturer are works together with research
ers from other
institution inside IPB such as Centre for biological resources and Biotechnology and
outside IPB such agricultural research institute, and from other communities.
All
lecturers become member of Indonesian Microbiologists

Society and some act
ively
works as organizing committee.
MSP has a service unit, the IPB Microbial Culture
Collection (IPBCC) that have along experience in various services related to
microbiology for Indonesian society.
Some lecturer in
MSP has also collaboration with
Tokyo

University of Agriculture (Japan),
Essex Unive
r
sity
(
United Kingdom
)

and will set
cooperation with Ibaraki University

(
Japan
) and University of Kassel (Germany)
.

Continuation of laboratory research as a field experiment may also invite the local
governm
ent and enterprise (through CSR activities) to participate.


9. SUSTAINABILITY

IPB

will allocate some of their

budget to support this

program and MSP through
depart
mental RKAT will also provide some funds for academic activities.
For credit
earning activities through training course or summer course,
MSP will approach
promising institution to provide scholarship
such as DAAD, JSPS, British Council etc.
MSP is now initiating a collaboration with some universities in Germany under th
e
umbrella of Indonesia
-
German Network for Teacher Training and Research
Collaboration (IGN
-
TTRC).
Research grant
obtained by the
lecturer will also become of
fund resource for
support

research

and to some extent other academic activities
,
besides revenue

generated from IPBCC s
ervices
.


10. PERSON IN CHARGE