"Research and Education Sustainability Post COVID-19 in Asian Context"
The world is currently entering the Industrial Revolution 4.0. A technocrat from Germany, Schwab (2017) stated that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is an era where information technology has become the basis of human life around the world. The era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 was marked by the enactment of the Cyber Physical System (CPS), namely the integration of human life support equipment with information systems, such as computerized production systems, computerized vehicles, and network-based wireless sensors. In this era, the industrial world in general will move in the scope of the internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, advanced materials, robotics, biotechnology and nanotechnology. As an impact, the Industrial Revolution 4.0 will result in a professional shift, Parray (2017) mentions that there are 75-375 million Indonesian workers experiencing a professional shift. This mass shift of professions can lead to vacancies in positions and an increase in the number of unemployed, if human resources are not ready to meet the necessary qualifications. So that in facing the Industrial Revolution 4.0, a paradigm shift in Indonesian education, especially universities, is needed to improve the quality of workforce skills with digital technology to deal with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Research is one of the tri dharmas of higher education which is currently being harmonized with the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, because research plays an important role in terms of innovation, technological progress, and especially increasing competitiveness in the eyes of the world. Research conducted by higher education academics should reach the stage of international publication, as a form of scientific communication, broadcasting (telling) a research result to an international audience, in order to support the development of science and technology globally. The low level of international publication according to Nasution (2016) shows the low competitiveness of a nation, cannot support development, and finally there is no guarantee of success in the nation and state because of the inability of everyone to defend the state and nation.
Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi / Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional Republik Indonesia (Kemristekdikti) or in English named The Ministry of Research and Higher Education issued a policy to increase international publications for tertiary institutions, which was pursued in three ways, including: (1) Pushing the Science and Technology Index to become a Global Ranker (Sinta); (2) Increase group research and research synergy, collaborating with world researchers on the theme of Industry 4.0; (3) Increasing the quality and quantity of Intellectual Property.
International publications have been clearly regulated in the Law of the Republic of Indonesia No.12 of 2012 concerning Higher Education, as an indicator for university ranking and a means of measuring one’s scientific competence.
Indonesia’s international publication has increased quite significantly in the category of the number of international publications since 2012 (based on the Scimago Journal and Country Rank), from 57 to 22, ranking third in Southeast Asia in 2017. However, the increase in quantity has not been accompanied by with the resulting publication productivity (citation per document = 0.18 and index H = 41), it is in stark contrast when compared to Singapore (citation per document = 0.51 and index H = 230) which ranks 21. The gap between quantity and productivity Publication can be seen as a process to continuously improve the quality of publications, one of which can be done through activities that accommodate research and publications of higher education academics. Because of the urgency of research publications in facing new norms, the Indonesian Christian University Teaching and Education Faculty (FKIP UKI) held an international conference “The 3rd International Conference of Education and Science (ICES)” with the theme “Research and Education Sustainability Post COVID-19 in Asian Context”
The development of science and education plays an important role in facing the industrial revolution 4.0, these two things are included in the 10 Rencana Induk Riset Nasional (RIRN) or National Research Master Plans (RIRN) 2015-2045. Science dominates RIRN, covering the first eight points, three of which are the creation and use of new and renewable energy, information and communication technology, and advanced materials. Education is included in the tenth item in the RIRN, integrated in social humanities and arts and culture research, based on the study of Economics and Human Resources, the focus of educational research is on the design of national character education based on religious values and national culture that is globally competitive. In the study of socio-cultural development, educational research is included in the topic of indigenous studies with a target map of the potential and problems of traditional or customary communities. Science and education underlie all human life, especially in the face of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, which is clearly stated in RIRN. Thus, science and education will become a special field of study in the 3rd ICES 2021. Through this activity, it is expected to increase the number of international publications by Indonesian academics in the fields of natural science, social science, and education.
Proceedings of the 3rd ICES of Education and Teacher Training Faculty, Universitas Kristen Indonesia will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including EI Compendex, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL)