Dr. Arif Satria is a lecturer, professor, as well as the Rector of IPB University. He is an academic who was born in Pekalongan on September 17, 1971. He took his bachelor’s and master’s education at the Bogor Agricultural University, then completed his doctoral education at Kagoshima University. Apart from being active as a lecturer and rector, he is also the general chairman of the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI). During his service, he has received many awards including the Extraordinary Intellectual Property Award (2009) by the Indonesian minister of education, Top 3 Lectures in The 2021 UNTA Masters Lecture Series in Sustainability (2021) by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, and Second Winner of Academic Leader (Lecturer with Additional Tasks as Chancellor of PTNBH) (2019) by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and many other awards. Then, during his leadership period IPB University was ranked 1st in ASEAN and ranked 6th in Asia according to the World University ranking in the agriculture and forestry category.

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