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Universitas Airlangga is the second-oldest and one of the most prestigious university in Indonesia. Located in Surabaya, East Java, this university was established in 1948 as a distant branch of University of Indonesia, with roots dating back to 1913. It started with a medical school and school of dentistry. At present day, Universitas Airlangga is a prestigious university with an entrepreneurial focus that hosts 13 faculties with more than 24,143 students and nearly 1,571 faculty members. In addition to that, Universitas Airlangga also has university teaching hospitals for the faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Dentistry, a Tropical Medicine hospital, and the Institute of Tropical Disease Airlangga University, one of the leading research facilities in the world in its field, equipped with biosafety level 3 facilities.Consistently ranked highly in major world university rankings, Universitas Airlangga has long been considered as one of the "Big 5" university in Indonesia, along with University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, and Gadjah Mada University. Universitas Airlangga also has many international partnerships worldwide, including ones with University of Bonn, Seoul National University, and University of Adelaide. Wikipedia.

Rustinsyah,Airlangga University
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology | Year: 2016

The studies about patterns and impacts of a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on the local communities have been conducted in a number of developed countries. The similar studies, however, were still rarely conducted in developing countries, particularly in Indonesia. This study aims at discussing the impact of the CSR programmes of a cement company on the lifestyles of a rural community in six villages in Tuban district of East Java Province in Indonesia. The study was conducted from January to September 2015, using qualitative data collection and analysis. This study found that the presence of the cement company has made both positive and negative impacts to the rural community. For the positive impacts, we can see the development of infrastructure that makes the villages become more representative; the emergence of new business opportunities, such as food stalls and boarding houses; and the improvement of the quality of human resources through free health care, education, and religious activities. The supports from the cement company, however, have not been distributed equally among the villagers. In addition, we can also see the following negative impacts: the increase of social tense among the villagers due to the tight competition to obtain work in the cement company; the uneasy relation between the local people and the immigrants who work in the cement company; the decrease in the number of people working in agricultural sectors, as most of them have moved or wish to move to the cement company. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Sukoco B.M.,Airlangga University | Wu W.-Y.,National Cheng Kung University
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2011

The advergames has become one of the most promising areas of advertising media in recent years. Previous studies only show how it increases the level of brand recall while giving very little attention to the effectiveness of persuasion through the consumer's cognitive and affective modes. In this study, advergames are used to represent interactivity with different levels of website richness created by a mix of experimental designs. Two experiments using two different products with search and experience-dominated attributes were conducted. The results indicated that the main effects of interactivity and media richness significantly enhance a consumer's telepresence and affective responses. The cognitive responses were influenced modestly by products dominated by search attributes. Interaction effects were found only in products dominated by experience attributes. Practical, as well as, academic contributions are presented. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Efendi F.,Airlangga University
Rural and Remote Health | Year: 2012

Context: Providing health care in remote and very remote areas has long been a major concern in Indonesia. In order to improve access to quality health care for residents in these areas, various policies on recruitment and deployment of health workers have been implemented, among them compulsory service, contracted staff and the Special Assignment of strategic health workers. Issue: Indonesia's difficult geography presents great challenges to health service delivery and most health workers prefer to serve in urban areas, resulting in an uneven distribution of health workers and shortages in remote areas. Great efforts have been made to mobilize health human resources more equitably, including placement schemes for strategic health workers and contracted staff, combined with an incentive scheme. While these have partially addressed the severe shortage of health workers in remote areas, current government policies were reviewed in order to clarify the current situation in Indonesia. Lessons learned: The Contracted Staff and Special Assignment of Strategic Health Workers programs show have made a significant contribution to improving the availability of health workers in Indonesia's remote areas. As these two programs used financial incentives as the main intervention, other non-financial interventions should also be trialed. For example, incentives such as the promise of a civil servant appointment or the provision of continuing professional education, as well as the recruitment of ruralbackground health workers may increase the willingness of health staff to serve in the remote and very remote areas of Indonesia. © F Efendi, 2012.

Aim: to speed up transdifferentiation of bone marrow-derived stem cells into cardiomyocyte in vitro by inducing dedifferentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell, before induction by 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine into cardiomyocyte. Methods: two-three months old 2.5 kg weight adult male New Zealanad Rabbits were anesthezied with ether, thigh bones were excised, and bone marrow cells were obtained by aspiration. Results: in our experiments after 1 week of mesenchymal stem cell cultures, 20 nM reversin was given to induce dediferentiation and after 24 hours exposure with 9μM 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine, early phase of cardiomyocyte differentiation appeared as cultured cell were strongly positive for GATA-4 and weakly positive for MLC-2ά, although beating cardiomyocyte has not yet appeared at the end of experiment. These experiments also showed a marked CD34+ and c-kit+ gene expression on RT-PCR examination. Conclusion: reversine increase plasticity of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell to generate cardiomyocyte after 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine induction. CD34+ and c-kit+ may be a marker for cardiomyocyte progenitor cells.

Prasetyo R.H.,Airlangga University
Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2015

The majority of amoeba infection are asymptomatic, but clinically intestinal amoebiasis or extra intestinal amoebiasis may result. Genital amoebiasis is very rare manifestation of extra intestial amoebiasis, but a case of amoebic scrotal abscess, seen in Surabaya. The invasive form of Entamoeba histolytica trophozoite was seen in Giemsa stained aspirate of the abscess. In case of an abscess bacteria are primarly considered, but the case presented here shows that amoeba can be the cause, although very rarely. Thus when bacteriological diagnostics are negative amoeba should be considered, especially in case of brown-reddish colored and foul smelling pus. © 2015, Malaysian Society for Parasitology. All rights reserved.

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