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Assessor of BAN-PT Visitation on 10-12 May 2015 at Unpatti

It was planned that on 10 to 12 May 2015, the team from National Accreditation Board for Higher Institution (BAN-PT) will visit Universitas Pattimura for accreditation process.

The accreditation is a requirement for all higher education institutions / universities, faculties or departments in order to be able to grant a qualified certificate for students who finished their study. For this purpose, the Government through BAN-PT carry out accreditation process for all level of higher education institutions. This is to ensure the liability of a study program or a university, this is also applied to Universitas Pattimura which is the public university in Maluku Province.  In conducting accreditation process, the Government has established an independent institution which has been granted the government authority to carry out accreditation processes.

Accreditation process is a form of the accountability performance to the public which must be carried out in an objective, fair, transparent and comprehensive manners, using instruments and criteria that are referenced to the National Standard of Education.  In relation to accreditation process, the Government, in this case, the Minister of Education and Cultural in 1994 had established the National Board of Accreditation for Higher Education Institutions (BAN-PT).

The team from BAN-PT that will visit Unviersitas Pattimura consists of 4 BAN-PT’s assessors, Prof. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Nasikin, M.Eng from Universitas Indonesia; Prof. Dr. Ir. Sudirman, M.Pi from Universitas Hasanuddin; Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Muslich Mustadjab, MS from Universitas Brawijaya; and Prof. Hery Purnobasuki, M.Si., Ph.D from Universitas Airlangga. The assessors are experts in sciences and professionals in their field of studies which represent BAN-PT in the evaluation process. The accreditation procedure consists of two stages, 1) Evaluation of documents (borang) and study programs portofolios of the Institution which have been submitted with all attachments for the purpose of what is called Desk Evaluation. 2) Field visitation which aims to validate and verify the results of desk evaluation at each study programs / faculties of a university

Institutional accreditation process at Unversitas Pattimura has begun through self-evaluation stage at the university. Self-evaluation is referred to standards of self-evaluation which is published by BAN-PT. The team for preparing accreditation documents has filled the required information for the purpose of evaluation based on the needs of Universitas Pattimura. Based on the preparations that have been made, it was hoped that the accreditation result for Universitas Pattimura will have a better grade then the previous one. (Humas Unpatti).

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The 52nd Dies Natalis of Universitas Pattimura

Rektor UnpattiThe 23th of April 2015 is an important date for University Pattimura since at that date, the university celebrated its 52nd anniversary. At the 52nd celebration event, the university also held its first part of the annual graduation events. There were 1824 graduants were officially graduated by the university. The graduation event is an triumphant event not only for Universitas Pattimura, but also for the graduants themselves, families and and especially for their parents.

In his graduation speech, the Rector of Universitas Pattimura, Prof. Dr. Thomas Pentury, M.Si (picured in the right) stated that the processes of birth, growing and become mature in the span of 52 years, Universitas Pattimura has gone through dynamic processes and the university is developing by the help of God. This process is also supported by its civitas academica and the community. The sequence of historical facts that have been through has formed self-character and never-surrender effort to move-on based on the spirit of “Hotumese”: triumph and firmly moving forward and thriving towards the challenges. Furthermore, he stated that, the results shown in the graduation event is an reflection of us in moving and stepping forward with a full awareness, responsibility, idealism and a strong spirit to manage and stabilize the position and strategical roles of the university, especially in institutional structure, academic performances and strong cultural effort to improve academics quality.

At this April graduation event, there were total of 1842 graduants were graduated. This consists of 82 postgraduate graduants, 96 graduants from Law Faculty, 98 graduants from Social Science and Politics Science Faculty. 179 graduants from Economics Faculty, 447 graduants from Teacher Traning Faculty, 728 graduants from Special Teacher Training Program, 27 graduants from Agriculture Faculty, 56 graduants form Fishery and Oceanology Faculty, 42 graduants from Engineering Faculty, 52 graduants from Basic Sciences Faculty and 17 graduants from Medical Faculty. (Humas Unpatti).