Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko has been chosen and inaugurated as Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Science –LIPI replacing Acting Chairman of LIPI, Bambang Subiyanto. He was inaugurated by Minister of Research, Technology and High Education, Mohamad Nasir at LIPI Auditorium, Jakarta on Thursday afternoon (31/05). After the inauguration, Tri Handoko to media said that LIPI targets to increase three thousand professional researchers in the next few years.
“There are 5 thousand people, but there must be 3 thousand researchers. Maybe, this can be achieved in the next 4 or 5 years. We do not care wherever they are, but they must be qualified, at least holding S2 (master) degree. But we prefer that they are holding S3 (Doctorate) degree, including Diasporas,” Tri Handoko said.
Tri Handoko also explained that there are several priorities done by LIPI, such as continuing LIPI’s research management by following the LIPI’s norms and global standardization, speeding up the increasing capacity and competency of research through human resource improvement and boosting the role of LIPI as provider of supra-structure as well as soft and hard ware of national research. (VOI/AF/RHM)