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Jakarta Post

Economics professor elected as first female Unpad rector

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Tue, October 8, 2019   /  07:01 pm
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Rina Indiastuti was elected by acclamation as Padjadjaran University's rector for the 2019-2024 period. She is the first female rector at the university.(JP/Arya Dipa)

Bandung’s state-run Padjajaran University (Unpad) finally has its new and first female rector as the university’s board of trustees (MWA) appointed Rina Indiastuti to serve for the 2019-2024 period. Rina, who previously had served as Unpad's acting rector since April 16, was elected as the new rector during the MWA's latest plenary session at the campus' ballroom in Bandung, West Java, on Sunday. "She was elected by acclamation,” MWA chairman Rudiantara said. Rina, 58, is a professor at Unpad's School of Economics and Business. She completed her bachelor's degree in economics at the university in 1984, and her master's degree in industrial management at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) five years later. Rina's doctoral degree in industrial economics was obtained from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan in 1999. B...