The Faculty of Agricultural Technology Universitas Brawijaya ( FAT UB) which was established in 1998 has consistently and continuously been committed to placing education as the main task in carrying out contribution for Indonesia. In carrying out its work, FAT is always active in making changes internally and responsive to external factors to continue to exist and respond to changes demanded in society.
In line with the determination of Universitas Brawijaya vision to become a world-class entrepreneurial university, starting in 2006 the direction of FAT development has been systematically outlined in the FAT 2006-2010 and 2012-2018 Strategic Plans as a reference for policies and work programs. During this period, FAT has made continuous efforts to improve the quality and academic services, improve the quality of research and community service, develop student organizations and activities, organize civil service and institutional arrangements, modernize facilities, increase information technology capacity, manage management and human resources, as well as improving employee welfare and other supporting aspects. Meanwhile, FAT has carried out adjustments and active response to various external challenges with efforts that fulfill the demand for qualified graduates that meets national and international standards in the implementation of higher education.
The rapid development of technology and the change in outcome-oriented education mindset have encouraged FAT UB to direct its development to respond to this. The FAT UB must prepare what digital stakeholders see in this era. Aspects that need to be seen are in terms of provider, content (platform, product, sensor), and style (partner, player, purchaser). In 2024, referring to the development of industry 4.0, institutions including the FAT UB will enter the Autonomous Business era. Where companies or industries, including the FAT UB, must transform from a manual process to digital, all human resources, one of which is lecturers and education staff, must be millennial-oriented and provided with training to be prepared to compete in leadership and governance from companies or industries in Indonesia. This is what the FAT UB (2019-2023) anticipates in achieving the Autonomous Business era.
The FAT UB Renstra 2019-2023 is an inseparable part of efforts to achieve quality standards and educational services towards a world-class university, as well as educational services for all levels of Indonesian society. Looking at the substance, it appears that the policies outlined in the 2019-2023 FAT UB Strategic Plan are a continuation and strengthening of the policies that have been realized in the 2013-2022 FAT UB Strategic Plan. This is shown by increasing policy focus on the downstream sector of research results and improving the quality of outcome-based graduates and international partnerships. The addition of the development policy shows that the essence of the duties and responsibilities of higher education institutions will not shift far from its main mission in implementing the Tridharma of Higher Education which is enriched with other additional duties and responsibilities that are adapted to the dynamics that occur in its internal and external environment. However, the 2019-2023 FAT Strategic Plan is the addition and development of new programs that are believed to be able to accelerate the achievement of FAT and Universitas Brawijaya vision. The policies and programs compiled in the Strategic Plan of FAT are the real roles of FAT in realizing UB as a world-class university. Various program achievement indicators also describe the efforts that must be achieved to meet the criteria as a world-class university. Policies and programs with relevant program achievement indicators are aimed at achieving the FAT vision of excellence, especially in the field of education.
In the next five years (2019-2023) FAT policies seek to develop by focusing on the following areas (1) Development and guarantee of effective and efficient governance and business processes, including digitizing business processes in FAT UB, (2) Development of academic quality assurance aimed at ensuring the achievement of international competitiveness (3) Increasing mutual cooperation in the field of Tri Dharma, especially to improve the contribution of the academic community in the national and international arena, (4) Increasing the quality of superior graduates who are globally competitive with entrepreneurial spirit, through mutual cooperation efforts to increase the global insight of professional students and alumni (5) Improving the qualifications and reputation of lecturers and educators to improve the recognition of the academic community, (6) Increasing the quantity and quality of Tri Darma facilities and infrastructure, (7 ) Improving the quality of outcome -based education in an effort to respond stakeholder demands, (8) Increasing down streaming and innovation of research results as well as international recognition, (9) Increasing the image of the institution through dissemination and public leadership.
More details about the 2019-2023 FAT Strategic Plan can be seen at the following link