Brief Description of the Study Program
The Marine Science Study Program (MSSP) of Hasanuddin University was established in
1988 under the name of Marine Science and Technology Study Program, under Minister of
Education Decree No. 18/DIKTI/Kep/1988 dated 14 May 1988. In 1996, the name was
changed to Marine Science Study Program (MSSP), under Decree of the Director General
of Higher Education No.532/DIKTI/Kep/1996, and accommodated within the Faculty of
Marine Science and Fisheries under Minister of Education and Culture Decree No.
036/0/1996 dated 29 January 1996.
The establishment of MSSP is very relevant to the achievement of the Hasanuddin
University vision as a Centre of Excellence for the development of the humanities, science,
technology, arts and culture, based upon the concept of Indonesian Maritime Continent. In
addition, the establishment of the Marine Science Department is one implementation of the
UNHAS marine/maritime orientation and science-based principles. Currently, the Marine
Science Study Program of the Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries holds accreditation
grade ìAî, issued by the National Accreditation Board, valid for the period 15th November
2014 – 14th November 2019.
The MSSP vision is to become a leading institution in Indonesian coastal and marine
education, conservation and resource exploration by 2018. To achieve this vision, the study
program has the following mission: To provide coastal and marine biological resource
exploration and conservation education, research, science and technology development and
community outreach. Strategies to achieve the MSSP vision and mission include continual
improvement in terms of updating the instructional processes and the supporting facilities
both on-campus (e.g. classrooms, laboratories, library/reading room, communications
technology, etc.) and off-campus (e.g. marine station and research ponds). The aim is to
provide a conducive environment for the exchange, creation, and application of scientific
knowledge as well as personal development of the academic community.
MSSP development has included revision of the curriculum, refinement of course outlines
and teaching materials, increasing the average percentage of face-to-face lectures (now >
90%), lecturer recruitment, lecturer capacity building through formal education (doctoral
studies) and vocational training, and an increase in the number of Professors. In the field of
cooperation, the department has established partnerships with several local, national, and
international organizations, focused on marine education, research, and community
development. Activities under these partnerships involve lecturers and students, enhancing
academic interaction at internal, local, national and international levels and in some cases
can assist students with their final research projects.
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