October 29, 2014
On October 29, 2014, Academic Research Committee (ARC) held a research workshop which aimed to encourage UCB faculty members to do research and publications. The theme of the workshop is "Research: A Passion of Academics". Dr. Nandita Sen Gupta, chairperson of the ARC delivered her welcoming remark by explaining the purpose of the workshop and encouraging UCB faculty members to do research and publications She also stressed that research and publications are parts of academic duties of faculty members.
At the first session, Prof. Shawaluddin Anis highlighted the importance of research in academic career. He also shared his research experience and explained how research and publications had helped him to achieve his current status. Prof. Anis also encouraged faculty members to do co-authorship research as a means of sharing knowledge between faculty members. Many studies have proven co-authorship lead to higher productivity. As an example of co-authorship at UCB, at the second session, Dr. Abdullah Hamzah Al-Hadrami and Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat shared their successful co-authorship experience. Dr. Al-Hadrami and Dr. Hidayat mentioned that it is very important to find a common interest between co-authors in order to successfully produce and publish their research works. Both of them also mentioned the importance of commitment between the co-authors in finalizing their research works. The research workshop was well appreciated by the faculty members and was also considered as a part of faculty members' vocational development.