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Call for Papers Hybrid Conference on Digital Complexity and Disinformation in Indo-Pacific

There is an optimistic belief that the rapid advancement of digital technologies can foster a more inclusive societal landscape. However, the reality diverges from our optimistic expectations. Digital technology also serves as a catalyst for undemocratic tendencies. This is particularly evident as political actors leverage digital technologies as primary tools to achieve their goals, often disregarding democratic values. Various social media platforms, for instance, are utilized not solely for promoting certain political ideologies but also for disseminating misinformation and disinformation. Furthermore, not all users of these digital platforms possess adequate digital literacy. Consequently, fake news and hate speech proliferate across mainstream platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. This proliferation has led to societal polarization and even conflict among opposing factions. read more

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM Provides Free Breakfast during Midterms

Yogyakarta, April 24th 2024─As one of the activities that is always anticipated, especially during the exam period, Fisipol UGM again provides free breakfast for students. As previously known, this activity has become a routine agenda at Fisipol UGM known as Fisipol Free Breakfast where the Faculty provides breakfast as a form of concern for students undergoing Semester Examinations. In addition, breakfast can provide adequate nutrition for students who are usually too serious and focused on thinking about their exams so that not a few students have to skip their breakfast, even though nutritional intake from breakfast can also help students in clarity of thinking, when compared to having to undergo exams in a state of rumbling stomach. Free breakfast for students is provided every morning during the Mid-Semester Examination (UTS) and Final Semester Examination (UAS) periods held at the Fisipol campus. read more

The Alumni of International Relations of UGM Represent Indonesia at UN ECOSOC Youth Forum

Yogyakarta, April 23rd 2024─Alumni of the Department of International Relations (IR), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Angelo Wijaya, became one of two UGM alumni who represented Indonesia at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum on April 16-18 at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States. Along with Angelo, Fajar Sidik Abdullah Kelana, an alumnus of the Faculty of Engineering, was appointed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) along with two other Indonesian youth, as part of the official delegation of Indonesian youth supported by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York. read more

Three Study Programs of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM Study Programs Ranked 100-200 in the World

Yogyakarta, April 22nd 2024─Three study programs of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) of Universitas Gadjah Mada are included in the QS World University Rankings (WUR) by subject 2024. The three study programs are Public Policy Management (MKP) or Social Policies and Administration at rank 108, International Relations or Politics and International Studies at rank 156, and rank 206 occupied by the Sociology study program. 

Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM, Prof. Dr. Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti, S.IP., M.PP., said she was proud of the achievement, but it was still a reminder for the management of the Faculty to continue to make continuous improvements. This is because the recognition from this international ranking agency can be taken into consideration to choose which aspects need to be improved. “This achievement can be a proud aspect, but also a kind of self-reflection on how we in the Faculty need to improve our quality and reputation better,” Poppy said in her statement to journalists on Friday (18/4). read more

Researchers and Lecturers of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM Participate in International Conference Deakin University Australia

Yogyakarta, April 18th 2024─Although the 2024 elections are over, the political contestation in Indonesia is still not over. The dynamics of this political year is an interesting topic to be examined by observers. The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM together with Deakin University and three other institutions collaborated in an International Conference titled “Populism, Digital Technologies and the 2024 Elections in Indonesia” which was held on April 17-18, 2024 in a hybrid manner. read more

CfDS UGM Responds to the Increasing of Student’s Tuition Fee Phenomenon and Its Online Student Loan Solution

Yogyakarta, April 5th 2024─The Center for Digital Society (CfDS) Response discusses the phenomenon of the increase in students’ tuition fees (UKT) at various public and private universities and the emergence of the phenomenon of online student loans (pinjol) as an option for some students to pay UKT through CfDS Live Youtube on Friday (05/04). The discussion showed data from the CfDS team’s research that examined tweets through viral social media X about the increasing of UKT and pinjol which began on January 25, 2024 from the menfess account @itbfess. The tweet showed an online loan service brochure for UKT payments which received responses from various parties. read more

The Ajisaka Festival 2024 was Officially Held, Raising Environmental Issues in the Theme “Samarthya Bumi”

Yogyakarta, April 2nd 2024—The Ajisaka Festival 2024 was again successfully held on 23-24 March 2024. This annual competition for national students throughout Indonesia, organized by the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM, raises environmental issues as a main theme. Were 392 participants recorded as members of 151 teams from 38 national universities.

Entering a decade, the 2024 UGM Ajisaka Festival has the theme “Samarthya Bhumi” which means the earth and its strength. In the last 10 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report states that the earth’s temperature has experienced a significant increase in temperature of 1.02 degrees Celsius. Various experts also stated that this increase was caused by many factors, especially climate change. The trigger also comes from various human activities which tend to trap carbon gas in the atmosphere. The impact of rising earth temperatures also threatens the habitats of humans, animals and plants. This issue was deliberately raised to illustrate how the world of communication can become a medium for raising issues that society does not pay enough attention to. read more

The Excitement of Ramadan in Fisipol, JMF Presents Togetherness and Gathering in the Holy Month

Yogyakarta, April 1st 2024─The blessed month of Ramadan is not complete without gathering and sharing. Jamah Muslim Fisipol (JMF) once again held a series of Ramadan in Fisipol (RDF) 2024 from March 25-28, 2024. Not only an annual event every Ramadan, RDF also presents togetherness in undergoing worship in the holy month with exciting and interesting activities.

“RDF is a routine event every Ramadan organized by JMF. One thing we know is that this event has been running in 2018, and until now it continues to run. The purpose of RDF is as an event for JMF to do dawah to the Fisipol community. JMF wants the residents of Fisipol to be more excited in welcoming and undergoing activities in the month of Ramadan with various exciting and interesting activities on the Fisipol campus,” said Aqil, as Chairperson of JMF. The entire academic community of Fisipol UGM also participated in a series of RDF events, ranging from studies, sharing free takjil, to the Ramadan Market. read more

Ahead of the 2024 Regional Elections, Political Parties Prepare Strategies to Win Regional Heads

Yogyakarta, March 28th 2024—Ahead of the Regional Head Election (Pilkada) in August 2024, both the public and political parties are once again preparing to make their choices. Election Corner Forum, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM directly invited party representatives of the Partai Solidaritas Indonesia, Partai Gerindra, Partai Keadilan Sejahtera, and Partai Golkar on Monday (25/3) to see how far political parties have prepared for the 2024 regional elections.

“This event was held thanks to the collaboration between the DPP UGM and Tribun Jogja, where we together designed that this event was not only limited to academic needs. However, there is a need for an advocacy nature. How can the educated middle class contribute to maximizing its central role in realizing elections with integrity and dignity,” said Alfath Bagus Panuntun, Lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government, as well as the UGM Election Corner Team. read more

GEO Fisipol UGM and University of Leeds Hold Journal Publication Strategies Workshop

Yogyakarta, March 27th 2024─Global Engagement Office (GEO) Fisipol UGM in collaboration with the University of Leeds held a workshop entitled Journal Publication Strategies Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers on Tuesday (26/3) in Room BA 204 Fisipol UGM. The speakers presented were Dr. Edward Newman and Dr. Owain Williams, lecturer at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) University of Leeds. Attended by lecturers and researchers within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM, this event aims to increase success in the publication of international journal articles. read more