Research Policy

The 2016-2020 National Research Agenda has formulated a broad integrated research framework which is summarized in the research themes of science and technology, social humanity and basic science. Widyatama University (UTama) as one of the PTs in Indonesia has a vision that is in line with this, namely “To become a superior and independent university in Indonesia to produce professionals who meet the needs of industry and society and are able to compete in the global environment in 2028”. To achieve this vision, research-related missions have been established, namely: to organize education, research and PkM programs that support the development and application of science, technology and art as well as create an academic atmosphere that supports the implementation of teaching and learning activities, research and PkM.

UTama’s further research is directed at leading research themes including: sustainable infrastructure, excellent business processes, and rich content and value. The field of research on sustainable infrastructure includes a balance between economic (profit), social (people) and environmental (planet) aspects. Business accountability, performance measurement and competence are a concern in the excellent business process research field. Meanwhile, in the field of rich content and value research, the emphasis is on the creative economy, namely the growing power of ideas that are transformed into economic value.

The objectives of setting research standards at Widyatama

  • Improving the quality of articles published in scientific publications, especially publications in reputable international journals.
  • Increase the amount of funds absorbed for research activities, both from internal and external funding sources, both domestically and from abroad.
  • Increase the number of research activities, joint research and the participation rate of lecturers involved in research activities.
  • Improving the abilities and skills of UTama lecturers in researching and publishing scientific papers.
  • Increase the acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), especially IPR for Patents.
  • Increase the activity of UTama lecturers in presenting the results of their thoughts in scientific forums both at the local, national and international levels, and in the capacity as regular speakers, keynote speakers/invited as well as visiting lecturers.
  • Increasing the use of the internet and other facilities (website, e-portfolio, scientific repository, e-journal) as a means of knowledge management for the utilization, dissemination and publication of scientific work from UTama.
To ensure the achievement of standards while ensuring the sustainability of research implementation, UTama has established a number of resource allocation policies described as follows:

Funding . The funding scheme comes from internal universities and from third parties who collaborate, including from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Internal funding is provided annually in the RKAT and is regulated in the 2017 Incentive and Research Funding Scheme and PkM. Internal funding is divided into 2 schemes with reference to the Chancellor’s Decree Number: 058/SK/G.02.02/REKTOR/III/2017, namely Scheme Incentives and Funding Schemes.

Research Resources . All centralized research implementation activities at the university level through  LP2M  are in charge of and responsible for preparing research schedules and agendas accompanied by procedures for submitting research proposals. Research resources are available in a very adequate manner, both in terms of quantity and quality according to scientific fields and expertise.

Infrastructure . Computer facilities available in the lecturer’s room and in the computer laboratory provide smoothness in data processing and analysis as well as making research activity reports. Lecturer research implementation has been supported by centralized library facilities at the university level in the form of provision of textbooks, accredited national scientific journals and indexed international journals in the form of soft copy or hard copy. The library has now obtained A accreditation and has provided digital library services. A number of journals have been subscribed for research purposes including: ProQuest, Emerald, and EBSCO.

Mechanism of Control of Research Activities . The control mechanism for research activities is guided by the P-UTAMA-03-12-15 procedure regarding Internal Monitoring and Evaluation (Monev) to ensure that research activities are in accordance with the work contract agreed with the researcher. In addition, it also ensures that the output of the research results is in accordance with research targets and standards. Measurement of the achievement of lecturer research outcomes is carried out by  LP2M  in coordination with research groups that have been formed.