Head of BRIN Says Research in Indonesia is Retail

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ONENEWS.MY.ID, Jakarta – Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Laksana Tri Handoko explained that the research condition in Indonesia was problematic, so its power did not grow.

“Even when the late Mr. Habibie was still alive, there was something wrong wrong in our research management so we don’t go anywhere, our research power doesn’t grow,” said Laksana Tri Handoko in the Dialogue between the Editor in Chief with the Head of BRIN with the theme “Fundamental Solutions to Strengthen Research and Innovation” which was followed online in Jakarta, Tuesday night. , January 4, 2022.

He also compared that in the 1970s, Malaysia and Thailand learned a lot about research from Indonesia. However, currently Indonesia is the one who is learning from these two countries.

“Let’s just compare it with Malaysia and Thailand. In the 70s he (Malaysia, Thailand) learned a lot from us. Then now, we go there, even our lecturers, not only in small campuses, UI lecturers, lecturers There are many ITB who take S2, S3 in Malaysia. There are also many ministers who study there. So something we realize that we exist something wrong, said Laksana.

His party also revealed research problems in Indonesia, including research in Indonesia which is dominated by the government. “Our research is 80 percent government, 20 percent non-government. Even though the research should not be dominated by the government,” he said.

Handoko added that the research carried out by the government was only small-scale research which was widely spread across various ministries/agencies. “It’s been dominant, retailed, in Pak Jokowi’s terms, our 74 K/L (ministry/institutions) are small,” he said.

The second problem is that there are still few private research institutions and human resources for researchers.

“There must be many research institutions, there must be many researchers. There should be only a few government research institutions, just one, two. The many should be non-government, if the UNESCO standard is 80 percent non-government, the research government is not selling it,” he said.

Related to this, his party also asked the government to reduce its research institutions and encourage more researchers and private research institutions.

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