On 7 October 2016 Pattimura University had inaugurated 2 professors who come from two fields of studies. They are Prof. Dr. Frans Thomas, M.Pd got the professorships in Bahasa Indonesia education of Teacher Training and Educational Science faculty and Prof. Dr. Ir. Debby Amelia Jemima Selanno, M.Sc, professorships in Coastal and Ocean Resources of Fishery and Marine Science of Pattimura University.
Prof. Dr. Frans Thomas, M.Pd presented the inaugural speech titled “Analytic Formula on Critical Issue in Socio-cultural Implementation (Multi-function Linguistic Approach).
Prof. Dr. Ir. Debby Amelia Jemima Selanno, M.Sc presented her inaugural speech titled “A Strategy for Urban Waste Management”.
Prof. Debby eleborated that in order to to have a clean environment of Ambon city in order to support a sustainable development for the city then a waste management, control and handling which based on the support of the community is needed which form a collaboration between the community and the government.
In his congratulations speech, Rector of Pattimura University, Prof. Dr. M. J. Saptenno, SH., M.Hum stated that currently there are 47 professors at the university added with 2 who are inaugurated today and hoped that in the future there would be more lecturers who could get their professorships hence they could provide more contribution to the university.