Prof. Wayan “’Kun” Adnyana the New Rector of ISI Denpasar after being appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture

Prof. Wayan “’Kun” Adnyana the New Rector of ISI Denpasar after being appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture

The Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud) Nadiem Anwar Makarim inaugurated Prof. Dr. Wayan ”Kun” Adnyana becomes the Rector of Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Denpasar for the period of 2021-2025, Monday (22/3/2021) at Plaza Insan Prestasi, Ki Hadjar Dewantara Building, Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta. Nadiem the Minister of Education and Culture hopes that the newly inaugurated Rector will immediately get down to work and create a superior university with the policy of “Merdeka Belajar-Kampus Merdeka” (Independent Learning-Independent Campus).  This excellence includes improving human resources (HR) and global competitiveness.

Professor ”Kun” Adnyana, when contacted from Denpasar after the inauguration, stated that he was ready to answer the Minister of Education and Culture’s wish. “Mas Minister’s vision, as projected as the strategic plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and manifested in the performance agreement with the Rector, firmly emphasizes that the main performance indicators for the Rector with all ISI Denpasar stakeholders must immediately responded specifically to the competitiveness of the universities,” he said.

The orientation, added Kun, aside from the access, quality, and relevance, the most important thing is increasing global competitiveness. “We uphold the vision of ISI Denpasar in the future as a center of excellence, which is in line with the vision of the Bali provincial government, especially in the cultural dimension as Bali Padma Bhuwana (Bali as the Center of World Civilization), with the Global-Bali Arts and Creativity Hub (G-BACH) branding” explained by Prof. Kun the former Head of the Bali Provincial Culture Service.

Kun added that ISI Denpasar, which is the one and only art college in Bali, even plays an important and strategic role in the central part of Indonesia. “In addition to implementing the Merdeka Belajar-Kampus Merdeka to achieve independent, critical, and creative learners, systematic efforts will be made to make this creative higher education institution competitive globally. Bali’s position as a locus is very profitable and a blessing. Bali has a creative ecosystem, and a long history of artistic life, has also become a venue for the global art and cultural competitions. Bali is also a brand that is admired by the world, so the efforts to make ISI Denpasar as an international hub in dialogue, synergy, and world class collaboration on art and culture will optimistically be actualized,” he said.

Regarding the education quality, this professor of art history explained that his party would cooperate with the widest range of art maestros and professionals, including the international professors, as guest lecturers in collaboration with all ISI Denpasar lecturers in all study programs. “This includes mainstreaming of the Merdeka Belajar-Kampus merdeka as the arena for research/artwork creation through independent projects, teaching in remote educational units, strategic cooperation with the business/industry world, and thematic community services. Competitiveness efforts are designed through higher education institutions and the arts creative world networking” explained Prof. Kun. 

Meanwhile, the former Rector of ISI Denpasar for the 2017-2021 period, Prof. Dr. Gede Arya Sugiartha believes that Prof. Kun can bring forward ISI Denpasar to global competition and improve the achievements that have been achieved so far. After seeing his performance over the last two years, when leading the Bali Provincial Culture Service, which was full of creativity in organizing arts and cultural programs and activities, even in a pandemic situation, his party firmly believes that Prof. Kun will also succeed in leading it as the pride campus of the Balinese society.



The Rector of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar Prof. Dr. I Wayan “Kun” Adnyana with the Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Bali Jamaruli Manihuruk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to the protection and use of intellectual property. “Furthermore, this MoU will be used as the basis for making a cooperation agreement in the establishment of an intellectual property center service unit,” said Head of the Bali Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regional Office Jamaruli Manihuruk in Denpasar, Tuesday. The signing of the MoU has been held in between during the promotion and dissemination activities of patent intellectual property in the province of Bali, entitled “Patents and Their Commercial”. Currently, 13 intellectual property center service units have been formed with secretariats in regional apparatus organizations (OPD), state and private universities in all regencies/cities in Bali Province. “We are grateful that ISI Denpasar has participated in the establishment of intellectual property centers, to capture and protect intellectual property, especially in the area of ​​Bali Province, which is efficient and has high economic value,” he said. He hopes that the Bali province creators could register so that their works are protected and it will not be claimed by others. “We believe that students who are members of each campus have high abilities in producing works with intellectual property potential,” he said. Meanwhile, the Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. Dr. I Wayan “Kun” Adnyana, thanked the Head of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Bali and his staff for the signing of the MoU to establish an intellectual property center at the Indonesian Arts Institute Denpasar. ISI Denpasar is a higher education institution in the field of creative arts that has 14 study programs, both in performing arts, fine arts and design. “Of course this has a big opportunity to produce works that are inventive and innovative which have an economic potential,” he said. Kun Adnyana hopes that this collaboration will motivate students and lecturers to be more creative and it also can develop the creative economy in Bali Province.

Design Fashion Study Program Raising Aid for NTT Disaster Victim

Design Fashion Study Program Raising Aid for NTT Disaster Victim

Denpasar- The Student Association (HMJ) of Fashion Design Program under ISI Denpasar organizes activities to help flood victims in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Hundreds of ready-to-wear clothes were symbolically handed over by the Rector ISI Denpasar, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Kun Adnyana to Yosep Yulius Diaz as the General Chair of Flobamora Bali at the Rectorated Building of ISI Denpasar on Wednesday, 19th of May, 2021. At this moment, the Rector accompanied by the Vice Rector for Academic, Students, and Alumni Affairs, Dr. A.A Rai Remawa, the Vice Rector for General Affairs and Finance, Dr. I Ketut Muka, M.Si, the Vice Rector for Planning and Cooperation, Dr. I Komang Sudirga.

Humanitarian activity carried out by ISI Denpasar students is a pilot project for the free learning humanitarian program in accordance with the implementation of the slogan full of meaning for the 2021 National education system, “Simultaneously move to create Independent Learning ”.  “ISI Denpasar chose Humanitarian activities program as one from eight choice of Independent Learning-Independent Campus (MBKM)” said the Rector, Prof. Wayan Kun Adnyana.

According to him, this activity is great as an implementation of Independent-learning on Campus. “I am so proud with this outstanding activity, We hope this support can be received directly to those in need”, said the former Head of the Bali Provincial Culture Service.

The head of Fashion Design study program, Dr. Tjok Istri Ratna C.S., S.Sn.,M.Si, said that the fundraising event entitled “Jelujur Asa” is a movement that connects the fighting spirit of our people in Indonesia. “This activity was initiated by HMJ Fashion Design Study Program ISI Denpasar that is carried out in three different locations”, Tjok Istri Ratna said.

The activity began on 10th of May, 2021 by collection thousands of wearable clothes from the entire ISI Denpasar academic community, followed by the handing over of clothing donations to three places (1) to residents of the Panti Dharma Jati II Denpasar, (2) to workers at the Suwung final dumpsite (TPA), (3) to disaster victim in NTT. “We hope that through this humanitarian activity, ISI Denpasar can optimize the implementation of MBKM policy and participate in realizing the vision of the Ministry of Education and Research and Technology (Kemendikbud-Ristek)- to generate Students that understand Pancasila to be able to achieve Advanced Indonesia ”, she said.

Yosep Yulius Dias as the leader of Flobamora Bali expressed his gratitude for the concern for the residents of NTT who were victims of the flood. “In NTT there are 14 districts and 1 city affected by the disaster. Through this assistance, hopefully we can ease the burden on the affected residents, and we as representatives of the NTT community express our gratitude for the assistance in the form of these decent clothes,” explained Yulius Diaz accompanied by Marselinus Sil Paga as chair of the Flambora Crisis Center Bali, and Melkianus Boleng as Secretary of the Flobamora Crisis Center, Bali.



A breakthrough in accommodating and appreciating the creations of lecturers, students, and artists, the ISI Denpasar launched the Intellectual Property Center (KI) “Kerthi Widya Mahardika”. This launch is together with the declarations of an integrity zone towards a Corruption-Free Area (ZI-WBK) and the inauguration of the Student Executive Board (BEM) ISI Denpasar, Thursday (24/06/2021), at the Record Media Studio, under Film and Television Study Program. The purpose of the KI is to facilitate the outcome from research/creation/community service in the form of copyrights and simple patents for the lecturers in a competitive manner.

The Rector of ISI Denpasar, Prof. I Wayan Kun Adnyana, explained that the lecturers and students of ISI Denpasar have outstanding creativity, innovation, and productivity in creating an artwork, however, they rarely registered the result of the intellectual property. Whereas through the registration of the Intellectual property, the artwork automatically will receive legal protection, and have the opportunity to be monetized. “To ensure and appreciate the works of lecturers, students, artists, we formed a partnership with the Regional Office of Ministry of Law and Human Rights (KumHam) Bali in building an intellectual property center. In addition, we facilitate the registration of KI results of research/creation/community service by lecturers. We are targeting to register at least 250 copyright certificate recipients in a year ” as mentioned by the former Head of the Bali Provincial Culture Service.

The center of intellectual property (KI) at ISI Denpasar is organized by the Unit for Research, Community Service, and Educational Development (LP2MPP). The head of the LP2MPP ISI Denpasar, Dr. Ni Made Arshiniwati, SST.,M.Si explained that the launching of KI center “Kerthi Widya Mahardika” coincide with the full moon sadha and diversion of the copyright holder of the musical composition entitled “Cinta Kasih Abadi di Bali” (eternal love in Bali) by Prof. Wayan Kun Adnyana (lyrics), I Komang Darmayuda, M.Si (song), Ketut Sumerjana (composer) to ISI Denpasar. “This musical composition is the theme song for the Bali legend television film “Jaya Pangus” which was broadcast by BaliTV. This is a collaboration between BaliTV and Film and Television Major ISI Denpasar ”, Arshiniwati said.

On the same day with the launch of KI central, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design launched the declaration of the Integrity Zone (ZI) towards the Corruption Free Area (WBK) of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (FSRD) ISI Denpasar. This event is in a combined offline and online format, was attended by Inspector IV of the Inspectorate General of Kemdikbudristek Mashyur Latief and Inspector Iswara, along with the Rector of ISI Denpasar, Vice Rectors, Dean of FSRD, and academic members of ISI Denpasar. “The declaration of the Integrity Zone is the sixth stage of the FSRD-ISI Denpasar to be able to become one of the representatives of working units in the Kemdikbudristek to compete for ZI-WBK” said the Dean of FSRD-ISI Denpasar, Dr. Anak Agung Gde Bagus Udayana.

At the same moment, the inauguration of the ISI Denpasar BEM for the 2021-2022 term of service was also carried out by the Rector ISI Denpasar, Prof. Kun Adnyana, marked by the embedding of Garuda pins on the suits of BEM President Chion Ardiyaksa, and BEM Vice President Yngwie McCuaren Lee.

The Vice Rector in the area of  Academic, Students, and Alumni, Dr. Anak Agung Rai Remawa explained that the student senate organization from 2021-2022 has changed its name to the Student Executive Board (BEM). This is intended so that BEM really becomes the vanguard in the implementation of the Independent Learning-Independent Campus (MBKM) at ISI Denpasar. Thus, BEM can actively contribute by cooperating with all elements of student organizations and all students to participate in the succession of MBKM.

The chairman of the ISI Denpasar Senate, Wayan Gulendra, M.Sn, appreciates the launch of ZI-WBK, inauguration of BEM, as well as the launch of KI center “Kerthi Widya Mahardika” ISI Denpasar. This is a strategic start to ensure that the services and implementation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education at ISI Denpasar can run according to the vision of becoming a center of excellence rooted in local wisdom with global competitiveness, based on MBKM, as well as responding to the motto of ISI Denpasar, Global-Bali Arts and Creativity Center Hub (G-BAACH).