Vocational-based universities have started to prepare their professors. This is to implement the statement of the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir that allows lecturers with certain Lecturer Registration Number to become a professor.
Director of the Polytechnic Institute of Education and Professional Development of Indonesia (LP3I) Jakarta, Jaenudin Ahmad, said that his authority has begun to prepare candidates for professors. LP31 sent eight lecturers to undertake doctoral programs this year.
His authority is targeting twelve of the applied doctorates in the field of administration, finance, and accounting in the near future. This is because of the establishment of a new program, which is applied master.
He said that most of lecturers of LP31 are practitioners from the industry. They transfer their knowledge more effectively understanding not the theory but the practice. Therefore, they have superior qualities.
The president Director of LP31, Isral Nurdin, stated that industry needs many vocational education graduates to meet the need of the various industries. Education of LP31 is not just conducted within the campus but is a combination between campus and industry.