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Distinguished herself as a young scientist, Professor Felycia Edi Soetaredjo shares her experiences in Professors Summit V

The Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Professor Felycia Edi Soetaredjo, being the distinguished professor in wastewater treatment, were invited to the Professors Summit V.


Professors Summit V held by the Forum of Indonesian Senior Professors (FDGBI) invited three inspiring professors to share their journey in interpreting and implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education in a challenging environment. The three senior professors were

  1. Prof. Alfitri, M.Ag., LL.M., Ph.D from UINSI Samarinda,

  2. Prof. Dr. Yusti Probowati, Psi from the University of Surabaya, and

  3. Prof. Ir. Felycia Edi Soetaredjo, S.T., M.Phil., Ph.D., IPU., ASEAN Eng from the Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University


Being one of the youngest professors in Indonesia, Prof. Felycia Edi Soetaredjo is a young researcher who has received many recognitions, including the Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award from the Taiwan Ministry of Education in the field of waste management and the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Prof. Felycia also a member of the Indonesian Young Scientists Academy (ALMI). During her session, Prof. Felycia shared about Research in the field of wastewater treatment and the challenges of international collaboration for early career researchers.

Along with Prof. Felycia, the forum also invited two professors. Prof. Alfitri, who is an academic leader in managing scientific journals. She is the Editor of the Mazahib Journal, an Islamic Law-thought Journal that has just been indexed by Scopus, a reputable global journal indexing institution. Prof. Alfitri gave a presentation on the challenges of internationalizing a socio-humaniora journal. Meanwhile, Prof. Yusti has been developing Shelter Rumah Hati for Ex-Prisoner Children for more than 10 years. Prof. Yusti reminds and inspires us that as Senior Professors, our activities are not only always about knowledge for knowledge, but can also be about knowledge for society and humanity, which is the true meaning of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.

All three professors pinpoint that as academics, we must have an innovative and collaborative spirit in implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. In the era of globalization and global competition, synergy between universities and collaboration between researchers are essential to achieve a better Indonesia with science and technology. FDGBI, as a forum for Indonesian Senior Professors, has an important role in increasing synergy between universities and encouraging collaboration between researchers. Through Professors Summit V, FDGBI provides inspiration and real examples of how to interpret and implement the Tri Dharma of Higher Education in a challenging environment.

Proficiat, Dean!

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