The Directorate of Research and Community Services, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (DPPM-UMM) is the merger between the Research Bureau and the Community Service Bureau in order to create a synergy among the research results that may be followed up by the community services. It is then expected that with this merger, the DPPM-UMM may support University of Muhammadiyah Malang in attaining its vision as the national research university optimally.
In order to support the DPPM-UMM and to implement strategic functions in line with the vision, missions, and goals of UMM in improving and developing the quality of the Services of Higher Education in the field of research and community services, we are always trying to make the DPPM-UMM as a high-quality, autonomous, professional, and innovative agency with entrepreneurship insight. Therefore, the DPPM-UMM hopefully may be able to actualize its functions to be an agent of change for the development and betterment of science and technology in UMM internally, the people or nation and state via the results of will and work of researches and services, besides as the real form the UMM makes to become a research university. From the results of the performance evaluation made by 2014 Dit-Litabmas, it is shown that the DPPM-UMM is one of the private Institutes of Higher Education that belongs to the autonomous cluster, together with 13 state Institutes of Higher Educations.
Any research activities and community services in UMM are coordinated by DPPM-UMM through its centers and units. They are lead to become the centers and units of excellences for the mastery, development and application of science and technology to empower the people with all of their resources. The centers and units of excellencies developed are Center of Environment and Population Studies, Center for Horticulture, Center of New and Renewed AEnergy, Center for Science and Technology, Center for Culture, Center for Islam and Philosophy, Center for Children Protection Study, Center for Area Development, and a center giving services for arranging intellectual properties and also a bureau for promoting Science and Technology through center of Intellectual Property and Promteks.
The DPPM-UMM will always try to disseminate and to empower the UMM lecturers’s results of researches and the community services through various media, especially to the people out of UMM with the hope that there will be a mutual relationship between UMM and the community of users. The application of Information System of the Researches and Community Services by the DPPM-UMM is one of media containing potentials and activities of the DPPM-UMM and the UMM lectures’ works on their researches and community services.
Last but not least, it is expected that through this profile and various other information media, the DPPM-UMM may give information valuable for the government agencies, industries, professions organizations, researchers, and the community of users as an effort to establish networks, science and business chains, research activities chains, production and development as expected.
And, a special thank is extended to all the leaders of University and all parties who have participated in making this DPPM-UMM profile.
wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.
Prof. Dr. Sujono, M.Kes.