Unpad won a silver at Pimnas XXVI

[Unpad.ac.id, 12/09/2013] Universitas Padjadjaran won a silver equivalent award in National Student Science Fair (Pimnas) XXVI of 2013. The award is won by the team of student Creativity Entrepreneurship Programme with the work of the “Q-Art Code: Souvenirs with a secret message, leveraging the technology of Quick Response Code as the business opportunities in the creative industries in Indonesia”. General Pimnas XXVI champion is won by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS), Surabaya.

Pimnas XXVI closed by the head of research and Public service of the Directorate General of higher education, Prof. Agus Subekti, MSc., PhD., at University of Mataram, Mataram, Majapahit Jln. NTB, on Thursday (12/09). Next year’s Pimnas host still will be decided later because there are two nominees.

“There are two prospective host for next year’s Pimnas, namely Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia and Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang. It will be decided after feasibility survey. This year’s Pimnas at Universitas Mataram is a good example for the potential host university next year, “said Prof. Agus Subekti.

With the results achieved this year, Unpad lost its position on the top 10. Last year, Unpad was on the top-10 list with an award equivalent to gold, three silver equvalent awards, and two bronze equivalent awards.

“If we look at the results, obviously this is disappointing for all of us. We need to fix the current system. We need to restructure our student organization in order to be more solid so that the function of mentoring, coordination with the faculty, and coaching function will work effectively. These last few months, the situation has not been very supportive for student activities,” said Chairman of the Student Affairs and development institution and Alumni Relations of Unpad, Dr. IR. Mustafa Kemal Heryawan, M.Sc.

As for Dr. Cukup Mulyana, MA., the counselor of the team PKMK “Q-Art Code,” he is glad that his team won an award at Pimnas XXVI. According to him, the success is because the students had indeed been seriously prepared their work. “They prepared all the materials seriously. Basically, they did a great job. The presentation was also nice with a little touch of drama,” said Dr.Cukup.

Top 10 rankings of 2013’s Pimnas XXVI:

1. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November Surabaya
2. Universitas Airlangga Surabaya
3. Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta
4. Universitas Brawijaya Malang
5. Institut Pertanian Bogor
6. Universitas Diponegoro Semarang
7. Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta
8. Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta