Monday (25/1), a Joint Strategy Formulation and Synergy in Strengthening Community Service was held through Doktor Mengabdi (Ph.D. lecturers conducting community service). The workshop, which was attended by the leaders of universities, faculties, and business entities, was held to formulate a strategy to strengthen Doktor Mengabdi which could benefit the value of wisdom, local potency, and resources.

On the occasion, the Rector of Universitas Brawijaya, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS, who opened the activity, appreciated the positive pioneering of IRCS in synergizing with community service to the border, through Doktor Mengabdi. “Hopefully this community service can reach the international level. Besides, it must also focus on the campus circumference. Its development is expected to involve multidisciplinary lecturers with long-term structured implementation. The thing that needs to be kept in mind in implementing the Doktor Mengabdi at the moment is to always implement the Covid-19 protocol, “he said.

This activity begins with the report of 2017-2020 Doktor Mengabdi in the area of ​​East Java Province to the Indonesian Border by Dr. Sugiarto., ST., MT as the Chief Executive of the Doktor Mengabdi. He presented an analysis of the constraints and problems faced during the implementation of Doktor Mengabdi for Brawijaya University academics. “The commitment to strengthen Doktor Mengabdi is carried out through measuring the achievement of activities that provide optimal benefits for Brawijaya University and the village community. So that the implementation of this program can be sustainable based on a study of potential and local wisdom, “said the Engineering Faculty lecturer.

In line with the Rector’s direction, the Head of LPPM UB Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, MSc.Agr., in the second presentation delivered a material entitled “Strengthening UB Community Service Performance in Strengthening National and International Contribution”. He conveyed that there is an emphasis on six superior areas of community service in post-natural disaster areas and increasing partner cooperation, both national and international by involving KKN students.

Furthermore, as an active activist in the Doctoral Service activities around the campus, the Vice-Rector of Planning and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Ir. Moch. Sasmito Djati, MS., delivered a presentation on “Brawijaya University Strategic Issues Towards a World-Class PTNBH”. The urgency of determining UB as a world-class Legal Entity University (PTNBH) as a bridge to achieve UB’s vision and mission. “Specifically, we have to design community service activities towards Reputable UB in the global arena,” said the Professor of Mathematics and Science Faculty.

As a closing, the formulation of this workshop was conveyed by the Head of Community Service Division. This formula is an indicator of the success of the doctoral program activities to serve partners, not only on economic factors but also on non-economic productive factors.

Hopefully, the presence of speakers and participants in this activity could create synergy and joint commitment in strengthening the Institutional Doktor Mengabdi program, which can provide benefits for the value of wisdom and potential of local resources. Further, it will be able to encourage village development through community service activities carried out by Brawijaya University.