UBAYA’s Faculty of Biotechnology, applies a broad base of core fundamental modules that blend the principles of biochemistry, genetics, engineering and microbiology. The faculty currently offers degrees at the undergraduate level.
The university offers a comprehensive teaching laboratory facility that enhances the experimental skills, essential for future careers. Graduates from UBAYA have the solid understanding of science and technology as well as entrepreneurial skills. The Faculty of Biotechnology’s comprehensive programme structure draws upon technology to effectively partner with the public health sector in Indonesia. As the country’s government is modernising and investing in the biotechnology industry, UBAYA’s capabilities in delivering quality teaching and research stands to make contributions to this developing sector in Indonesia.
The biotechnology programme educates students to utilise the country’s abundant natural resources and rich biodiversity as a means to resolve the country’s problems associated with population pressures, nutritional deficiencies, healthcare and environmental degradation. There is substantial potential to develop diagnostic kits and vaccines for tropical diseases in the country, and UBAYA’s graduates possess the necessary soft skills and theoretical knowledge to step into this potential avenue. With the Indonesian government setting its sights for the country to become a manufacturing hub, exporting diagnostic equipment, vaccines and drugs; the biotechnology industry can become a new sector for government revenue and an essential tool for socioeconomic development.
The Faculty of Biotechnology at UBAYA produces graduates that are at the forefront of progress of Indonesia’s biotechnology industry. The university recognises that the development of biotechnology could revolutionise Indonesia’s healthcare, food and water security, and provide solutions for tropical diseases and environmental management. This showcases the university’s prominent standing in producing life science graduates that can apply their biotechnology degrees in a wide application across various sectors of Indonesia’s economy.