Yogyakarta, 10 August 2018—Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada held Fisiprun on Friday (10/8). This event was held to enliven the upcoming Asian Games on the 18th of August. This event was attended by 165 participants, which hailed from various faculties in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Fisiprun took place around the premises of UGM, totalling 4 km in track length. Fisipol UGM supports the success Asian Games 2018 and Indonesian athletes that will participate in this competition.
Yogyakarta, 9 August 2018- The student orientation in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM, PPSMB society, has ended in Thursday (9/7). The series of events in the first day included talk show, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), poster presentations, rally simulation and stage performances. On the second day, PPSMB was held in each department, continued with the exhibition of the faculty’s student extracurricular activities (UKMF), concluded with the inauguration of PPSMB society and the closing of the event.
As part of the student orientation in Universitas Gadjah Mada for 2018/2019 academic year, on Monday (6/8) a meeting for the parents of the new students of FISIPOL UGM was held. Tens of parents of the nation’s best youths have filled the west hallway of FISIPOL since 12.30 p.m.. This was not only attended by the representatives of the Dean and the Senate, but also representatives of each department and majors in FISIPOL UGM. Besides to welcome the new members of the FISPOL UGM family, this event was also held to provide a comprehensive image regarding the management, systems, the academic and non-academic facilities in FISIPOL UGM that will be utilized by the new students throughout their study, as mentioned by the moderator, Acniah Damayanti, S.IP., M.Sc..
Yogyakarta, 28 July 2018—the Community Entrepreneurship Academy (AKM) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol), UGM held a National Dialogue as a closing of the cloning stage for its participants. This National Dialogue was open to the public and it was attended by national figures such as the Minister of Manpower, M. Hanif Dhakiri, the Regent of Kulon Progo, Hasto Wardoyo, the Director of Labour Market Information, Roostiawati, the Head of the Yogyakarta Special Province Regional Manpower Office, Andung Prihadi, and the Head of the Lembang Vocational Training Center (BLK), Aan Subhan. The National Dialogue was held at the Mandiri Auditorium in Fisipol, UGM on Saturday (28/7). Carrying the theme “the Role of Sociopreneur in Building National Resilience”, the main objective of the event was to instill positive impacts of the AKM program not only to the participants and target villages, but to the wider public as well. The Dean of Fisipol UGM, Erwan Agus Purwanto, stated that the AKM program demonstrates Fisipol UGM’s support to solutions that address Indonesian economic issues through the sociopreneur movement. “In order to provide students with entrepreneurship skills, we have prepared a startup incubation program,” Erwan said in the opening remarks he delivered during the National Dialogue.
Fisipol Creative Hub held a soft launching of the Community Entrepreneurship Academy (AKM) program. This program focuses on developing rural entrepreneurship, using potential pools of educated university students/graduates while concurrently linking the chain of various stakeholders including universities, business and philanthropy groups, regional and central governments, successful rural sociopreneurs, and also alumni groups. The AKM program serves as a bridge that supports the needs of rural development with the private sector by providing university students/graduates as facilitators, business mentors, and rural sociopreneurs.
Tuesday (17/7), the Research, Publication, and Community Service Unit (UP3M) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM held a seminar under the topic “Morality of Islam, Democracy, and the Market” at the East Seminar Room, Fisipol UGM. The seminar was carried out to disseminate results of research conducted by Professor Vedi Hadiz, a professor of Asian Studies at Melbourne University, along with Dr. Inaya Rakhmani, a lecturer of Communication study at Universitas Indonesia. Dr. Andi Rahman Alamsyah, a sociologist from Universitas Indonesia was also present in the seminar. As elaborated by the moderator, Dr. M. Najib Azca, a sociologist from UGM, the research focused on the 212 Defend Islam Rally which took place on December 2016 involving thousands of Islamic followers in Indonesia. The object of study was the participants of the Defend Islam Rally who demanded that the then Governor of Jakarta SCR, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), be dismissed from his gubernatorial position and put on trial for committing an act of blasphemy against Islam, which was contained in his speech.
Yogyakarta (17/7)- The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM conducted a training on scientific journal writing for its lecturers from the 14th till the 16th of July, 2018 in Santika Hotel, Yogyakarta. This training program was held to facilitate lecturers who are currently undertaking the professorship program. “It was, at the start, initiated by Vice Dean II, Mrs. Poppy, who wanted to facilitate lecturers in writing international journal publications. Because the lecturers themselves said that they need mentoring in their professorship training,” stated Wahyu Kustiningsih, M.A. the Manager of the Education, Research, and Community Service Unit (UP3M), Fisipol UGM.
Sehati and SuperC6 are two changemakers Fisipol Creative Hub initiate innovative products as solutions to social problems. Sehati is a changemaker that departs from the many mental health problems that have not been addressed comprehensively and inclusively. Meanwhile, SuperC6 is engaged in the environment by processing various kinds of liquid waste through the creation of products in powder form.
Sharing session begins by Sehati who raised the urgency of mental health problems and handling are still inadequate. “According to research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), depression will become the second most deadly disease in the world in 2020,” said Jihad Wafda, Seemati changemaker representative who currently works as a teacher at one of the private high schools in Yogyakarta . According to him, depression has a different level. Before reaching the acute stage, the problem of mild depression is actually a common problem experienced by many people, but often ignored. In fact, mild depression is the root of higher levels of depression.
Sharing session begins with material exposure by Risnu. Engaged in education, the Kind of Kindness is a social movement focusing on providing scholarships and guidance to students in Yogyakarta. “At this stage we are still using fixed donations and tentative donations distributed to awardee,” said Risnu. However, he added that in the long-term plan, the Goodness Knot will begin to manage a series of business funding activities. This business funding activity is a way for the Good Kindness not to depend 100% with incoming donations. The concept of scholarships that not only provide educational assistance but also the formation of a Kind of Kindness so that the awardee can become an independent person and move and give outcome along with Kindness Knot.
In Women’s March on March 10, hundreds of people from women to men jointly demanded equality and rejected various forms of discrimination and sexual violence. This action is dominated by students from various universities, one of them Fisipol UGM with the call “Fisipol Goes to March” became one of the participants who participated in the action.
Not stopping at the action, Youth Studies Center (Yousure) together with Institute of International Studies (IIS) Fisipol UGM held a series of events titled “Why We Protest?” As a follow-up event after Women’s March.