The Department of Marine Science and Technology (ITK), the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), IPB University routinely holds The Ocean Voice through Live Instagram at @ itk.ipb. The theme raised in this first episode was “Building International Quality Marine Education” with the guest star presented was Dr. Ir I Wayan Nurjaya, MSc as Chair of the ITK Department.
Through this event Dr. I Wayan explained that the Department of ITK IPB University became the first marine department to carry out international accreditation through the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). The ITK Department has had fully accredited International standards starting in 2013, after earlier history noted that the ITK Department was also one of the first marine study programs opened in Indonesia.
“International accreditation for the ITK Department is important. The benefit is being able to collaborate with universities that have maritime affairs abroad to share knowledge and improve the quality of their marine resources, “he explained. In addition, the ITK Department has also opened international classes starting in 2020. Through this international class it is expected to increase the interest of prospective students interested in the maritime field.
The Ocean Voice event was attended by lecturers, alumni, students and education staff from the ITK Department. Through this event the ITK Department is expected to be able to establish communication in this digital era with alumni, students, lecturers and the general public. Another routine event to be held by the ITK Department is the ALA-ALA Podcast (Anak Laut Laut Laut) which will present other great guest stars. (IAAS / NAS)