Humans are required to serve “mamayu hayuning bawano” in life. A Javanese proverb meaning that we were created by God with a role to protect and maintain the environment around us. In its implementation, the value of  “mamayu hayuning bawano” cannot be done instantly, but gradually and using related strategies according to the conditions. This was the message conveyed by the previous Head of the IRCS UB for the period 2017 to 2021, Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, MSc., Agr., in a position handover on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the UB Guest House. Attending the occasion, the Head of LPPM for the period 2022 to 2026, Prof. Luchman Hakim, S.Si., M.Agr.Sc., PhD, Secretary, KKJF of Research, KKJF of Quality Assurance, staff, and the retired staff. Prof. Luchman Hakim, S. Si., M.Agr.Sc., PhD replacing Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, MSc., Agr., Head of IRCS UB.

During the leadership of Bambang Susilo, who is currently assigned as Vice Rector of  Research and Innovation, one of the important things that has been successfully made is the effort to improve the quality of IRCS services by developing the Research and Community Service Information System Universitas Brawijaya ( known as SIPP). The system is helping to collect performance data which was previously done manually. The important thing regarding the implementation of SIPP during in his leadership is the management of quality, orderliness of the administrative process, as well as the management of the research and community service reporting database, to be efficient and minimizing data duplication.

Meanwhile, the next Head of IRCS Prof. Luchman Hakim, S.Si., M.Agr.Sc., PhD said that he would continue and improve the service quality of IRCS. Luchman, who is the professor of environmental management and tourism from Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (UB), stated that correponcing to “mamayu hayuning bawano“, tourism development in the nature tourism industry should not ignore environmental aspects.

Together with the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, the 50 aged man who was previously the Head of the UB Life Sciences Center Laboratory, will collaborate to build a better fundamental research for Universitas Brawijaya, which has now become a Legal Entity University (PTNBH).[ika/retna/lia]