LPPM Udayana University Holds Focus Group Discussion on Service Plan for 2022-2026

In the context of preparing the Service Plan for 2022-2026, the Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) of Udayana University held a Focus Group Discussion, Friday (18/2/2022) at Mercure Hotel Bali Sanur Resort. The FGD was opened by the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng., IPU. and attended by the Deans, Chairpersons and Secretaries of LPPM, the Faculty Strategic Plan Team and UP2M of each faculty.

Head of LPPM Unud Prof. Dr. drh. I Nyoman Suarsana, M, Si said that the 2022-2026 Service Strategic Plan is a policy direction in the management, implementation and development of community service in the next five years, taking into account the development of Udayana University and its strategic environment. To bridge, provide a foundation and direction for the implementation of Research and Service to achieve the goals and objectives, Udayana University has made RIP (2022-2026) and service plan (2022-2026). Specifically for the strategic service plan, today we are entering the document progress stage after the results of FGD I was held on December 1, 2021. This FGD was aimed at providing the widest possible input space from stakeholders and also from internal Unud for document perfection. This FGD is a series of methods in order to discuss one or several strategic service topics to seek internal and external input for improvement and refinement which aims to equalize perceptions of a particular issue or topic, which will lead to agreement and perfection of the draft itself.

Meanwhile, the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng.,IPU in his speech conveyed that this community service strategic focus FGD activity was very important for Udayana University in order to obtain as much information and input as possible from various parties directly involved in community and village empowerment activities. The Strategic Service Plan that has been prepared is expected to be perfected according to the needs of the community and government.

As is known, community service is known as one of the pillars of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, in addition to education and research. Higher education institutions are required to realize community service based on reasoning and research work while remaining oriented towards progress, general welfare, and the intellectual life of the nation. In order to realize the goals of higher education, Udayana University through LPPM is determined to carry out community service activities that are social entrepreneurship, and prioritize international, national, and regional issues by referring to Udayana University Standards, so that in the preparation of the Service Plan, strategic targets and performance indicators must be considering external aspects, internal conditions, values ​​held, as well as strategic issues. The Strategic Plan must also harmonize with the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology and the National RPJM. So it must be in line with the programs and objectives of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research, Technology and Higher Education so that downstream research activities in the form of community service must provide real benefits and impacts for the welfare of the wider community.

The Service Plan for 2022-2026 will later become a reference for LPPM Udayana University in compiling annual activities and work plans which are policy directions and roadmaps for implementing community service at Udayana University for the next five years. As a roadmap for the implementation of service, this strategic plan will later be disseminated to all faculties or study programs, so that the target can be achieved as expected. In the future, it is hoped that the quality of service at Udayana University will increase which leads to improving the welfare of the community. This FGD is expected to be able to produce useful recommendations for the perfection of the 2022-2026 Unud Service Plan in realizing sustainable superior research downstream by strengthening collaboration with government and private agencies/institutions/departments and partners/villages so as to have a direct impact on the wider community.