UNS — Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta is awarded as the Winner of the AMSI Jateng Digital Award 2022 in the category of State Universities in Central Java. The award initiated by the Indonesian Cyber Media Association (AMSI) in Central Java was held at Patra Convention Hotel Semarang on Wednesday (21/9/2022). The AMSI Jateng Digital Award 2022 was opened by the Vice-Governor of Central Java, Taj Yasin Maimoen, accompanied by the Chairman of the AMSI Jateng, Ahmad Nurkholis, the General Chairman of the Central AMSI, Wenseslaus Manggut, and the Member of the Press Council, Sapto Anggoro.

The Rector of UNS, Prof. Jamal Wiwoho, said that the Central Java AMSI appreciates the digitization implementation in several business sectors, universities, and local governments. UNS managed to become a winner for the State Universities in Central Java category. This award is given to UNS that has optimized information technology. “It can be said that digitalization at UNS has been applied in various digital elements such as website, Instagram (social media), and YouTube compared to other universities,” said Prof. Jamal.

Prof. Jamal added that there are several State Universities in Central Java that are included in the same nomination with UNS, namely Universitas Diponegoro (Undip), Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (Unsoed), Universitas Negeri Semarang (Unnes), and Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo.

The Chairman of Central Java AMSI, Ahmad Nurkholis, said this award was intended to give appreciation to institutions, both government and private, for their digital technology implementation and technology literacy. “We, AMSI Jateng, whose administrators and members consist of cyber media companies in Central Java, initiated and hosted the AMSI Jateng Digital Award,” Nurkholis said as quoted from Tribunjateng.com.

He said that the award recipient or AMSI nomination for the Central Java Digital Award would not be charged or free, under the full support from various parties. According to him, there are three assessments conducted based on website management and two social media channels, namely YouTube and Instagram. Meanwhile, the assessment is conducted by considering the form of viewers, traffic, and engagement or feedback provided within one month. The assessor team consists of digital media experts from the cyber media AMSI members empowered by Solopos Media. The plenary decision was made by the editor-in-chief from various cyber media and members of the Central Java AMSI. “We wish through this event, the community can improve digital technology use, especially in the digital era like now, like it or not, we have to adapt to the current situation with the digital community,” he said.

In the AMSI Jateng Digital Award 2022, there are seven nominated categories, namely Private Companies category, State Universities, Private Universities, Regional-Owned Enterprises (BUMD), Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPD), Regional Representative Councils (DPRD), Regency-City Governments in Central Java. Humas UNS

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