Ganesha University of Eduation (Undiksha) Conducted National Seminar of Innovative Research (SENARI) Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) Singaraja, Bali, conducted a national seminar of innovative research (Senari) to strengthen the participation among universities in nation-building. ”The 5th Senari is also in series with a national seminar of community service (Senadimas) 2017.” said Vice Rector II of Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Lasmawan, M.Pd., in Denpasar, Saturday. Senari is not only an annual event held as a scientific forum, but also as a solution media to the problems faced by the Nation that involves the contribution of expertise. Both of the events (Senari and Senadimas) took “Strengthening National Identity Through Research, Innovation, Excellence, and Character” as the theme.
“The theme is the vision of UNDIKSHA in strengthening the participation of the nation development to be better known nationally and internationally,” he said.
In 2013, Senari was first initiated by Undiksha Research Institute which is currently named as Undiksha Research Institute and Community Service (LPPM). It is aimed at publishing the results of research which prioritize the innovation, quality excellence, and uniqueness of each discipline to strengthen the nation’s identity.
“These events are the annual agenda of Undiksha, whereas the first Senadimas was held in 2016 and it is the second year,” he said while stating that Senadimas also provided opportunities for lecturers in disseminating the results of their research community service.
Senari and Senadimas were attended by 264 presenters. In terms of manuscripts, the committee reported that they have received 293 registered papers. However, only 264 papers that have passed the review and were declared feasible, specifically 162 papers for Senari which covered 3 areas of science namely science education, social and humanities, and science and technology and 102 accepted papers for Senadimas. In this year, Senari and Senadimas were also attended by presenters from outside of Bali who were very enthusiastic to participate in all activities. They came from Kupang, Lombok, Jakarta, Sumatra, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Makassar, and Manado.