The Jakarta Post
Laksana Tri Handoko, LIPI's Deputy of Science Technology, citing 2015 data, said on Monday that productivity of research in Indonesia stood at 0.02 percent, still far below the ideal rate of 15 percent. (Shutterstock/File)
Research productivity in Indonesia to date is still low and not comparable with the number of existing researchers, a representative from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has said.
Laksana Tri Handoko, LIPI's deputy of Science Technology, citing 2015 data, said on Monday that productivity of research in Indonesia stood at 0.02 percent, still far below the ideal rate of 15 percent.
"The productivity of researchers in Indonesia is still low both in publications and patents," Handoko said in a national seminar held at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.
Handoko said the number of researchers in Indonesia is actually relative high, with an average of 1,071 people in every one million citizens.
He pointed to the need for closer collaboration and synergy between research and development processes with higher education institutions in order to increase research quantity and quality.
The process must also be accompanied by strategic partnership between industry developments and private companies, Handoko added.
Researchers, he continued, should be ready to collaborate with available human resources and existing tools to create collaborative research in the country and abroad, as well as between the academic institutions and industry.
He said developing strategy in conducting research is needed to improve the capacity and competency. This is necessary, he said, to improve national competitiveness and contribute toward an advanced and civilized nation based on science and technology.
"It is important to strengthen the capacity and competence of Indonesian research," Handoko said. (liz/kes)