Nuraziz Handika, S.T., M.T., M.Sc., lecturer, and researcher at the Civil Engineering Study Program, FTUI was selected to be one of Indonesia’s representatives for the Science Leadership Collaborative (SLC) program. As many as 30 researchers from various fields in Indonesia have been selected to undergo the Science Leadership Collaborative (SLC) program which will later lead them to become future leaders in their respective scientific fields.

Universitas Indonesia itself succeeded in passing two lecturers and researchers. In addition to Nuraziz, Krisna Puji Rahmayanti, S.I.A., M.P.A who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Universitas Indonesia (FIA UI), was also selected to participate in this prestigious program. SCL is a program developed by The Conversation Indonesia (TCID) with the support of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and in collaboration with national experts.

Nuraziz Handika, S.T., M.T., M.Sc. is a lecturer and researcher at the Civil Engineering Study Program, FTUI who is an expert in the field of structural engineering, especially in experiments and modeling fracture mechanics of structures and materials. He holds a doctorate from INSA Toulouse, France, and is a member of the Road Bridge and Tunnel Safety Commission, a collection of bridge experts from various elements in charge of evaluating the safety of bridges and tunnels to meet applicable standards.

Krisna Puji Rahmayanti, S.I.A., M.P.A is a lecturer in government, policy, and public services for health, disaster, and public management issues at FIA UI. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Birmingham, UK, with a research focus on disaster management. Krisna is also one of the founders of the Center for Collaboration & Resilience, a community that encourages cross-sector collaboration forums, increased literacy in higher education, and disaster risk mitigation.

“Researchers who are participants in this program will experience what is known as transformational leadership. Participants will learn to innovate, influence their fields and communities, as well as mobilize resources and collaborate with various stakeholders to overcome complex problems that exist in society,” said Nuraziz.

The Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU said, “For nine months, program participants will attend a series of workshops from international facilitators and speakers. In addition, they will also participate in mentoring sessions with leading scientific figures from within and outside the country, as well as be involved in various activities that encourage collaboration between participants. Hopefully, UI representatives at this event can become new science leaders in Indonesia.”

Senior scientist and former Chair of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Sangkot Marzuki considered this program a very good breakthrough. “I think the ability to lead and collaborate are two things we need to build from the very beginning of our careers as researchers. Hopefully, this program can give birth to new science leaders in Indonesia,” said Prof. Sangkot.

This program is expected to produce science leaders in the future and be able to trigger the birth of more leadership programs for researchers in Indonesia. Not only from various scientific fields, but the 30 selected researchers also came from various regions in Indonesia. Some of them are affiliated with universities and non-ministerial government institutions, while others are researchers in non-governmental organizations and private researchers.

SLC is specifically designed using the most advanced and up-to-date methods and approaches such as Leadership Development developed at Harvard University; the framework of the disruption expert and exponential organization from India, Salim Ismail; United States pioneer of systems thinking, Barry Oshry; and Swedish complexity theory developer Nora Bateson to support the participants’ vertical development, particularly in the aspects of leadership and collaboration.

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Public Communication Bureau
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia

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