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UNAND Scientist in AD Scientific Index’s List of Top 100 Researchers

Andalas University (Unand) scientist Muhammad Makky has won international recognition with the Alper-Doger Scientific Index listing him among the top 100 researchers in Indonesia, Unand rector, Professor Yuliandri, said.

“Being listed among the top 100 researchers in Indonesia by the AD Scientific Index indicates that Unand’s researcher is recognized internationally,” he said in Padang, West Sumatra, on Tuesday.

According to Yuliandri, scientists around the world are ranked by the AD Scientific Index based on their scientific performance and the added value of their scientific productivity over the previous 6 years.

Makky has been listed among the top 100 researchers in the fields of oil palm, automation, machine vision, spectroscopy, and non-destructive evaluation, he informed.

Makky, who is teaching at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of Unand’s Faculty of Agricultural Technology, has won the recognition thanks to his valuable research projects and research publications, he added.

Yuliandri said that Makky’s success would hopefully inspire other scientists at the Padang-based public university to follow his path and publish their works in scholarly journals.

According to its official website, the AD Scientific Index applies 9 parameters to determine the rankings of individual scientists in 11 subjects.

The subjects include agriculture and forestry; art, design, and architecture; business and management; economics and econometrics; education; engineering and technology; as well as medical and health sciences.

Unand is a public university whose main campus is located in the Limau Manis neighborhood of Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province.

According to its official website, Unand, which currently manages 15 faculties and 156 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, was officially inaugurated by Indonesia’s first vice president, Mohammad Hatta, on December 23, 1955.

It has been recorded as the fourth public university to be inaugurated by the Indonesian government.

Since 2016, Unand has been classified into Cluster I Universities in Indonesia, and since 2021, the government has placed it in the group of Indonesia’s reputable universities with legal entity (PTN-BH).

In addition to its main campus in Limau Manis, Unand, which currently has over 32 thousand students, also has campuses in the districts of Payakumbuh and Dharmasraya.

Source: Antara Indonesian News Agency