Message from the President
One of the missions of Indonesian Danone Institute Indonesia is to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge on health and nutrition to the benefit of public health. If we take a deep look at overall scientific endeavor in Indonesia, one existing weakness is scientific writing and publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
The Foundation, therefore, initiated to create favorable scientific environment by holding in collaboration with Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the First Real-time Manuscript Writing Workshop in Jakarta. The Workshop was indeed welcome by the scientists, and finalized their responsibilities in the journal.
In early 2017, the Minister of Research Technology and Higher Education launched a new regulation No. 20 Year 2017 on the Granting of Professional Allowance of Lecturers and Honorary Allowance of Professors. It was stipulated in this regulation that allowances will be directly proportional to the amount of publications in the international journals. Our efforts indeed support the mentioned regulation.
We hope this activity can sustain in attempting to escalate scientific performance of Indonesian scientists in nutrition.
Jakarta, 11 January 2017