Fisipol’s Corner

Buhari Ramadani: Make A Contribution to the Community through Social Activities

Yogyakarta, November 20th 2022Students of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) UGM, Buhari Ramadani, successfully elected as a delegation in the expedition of young steps held last May in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi. The expedition of young steps itself is a community service program held by Indonesia’s young steps, a non-government organization (NGO) engaged in the field of community empowerment.

Ari, who is a student of the Department of Social Development and Welfare (PSdK), feels that he needs to implement the knowledge learned in college through social activities. “I feel the need for giving to the community,” Ari said in the Friday interview (11/18). This expedition is also not the first time he has followed the community service program. Various regions in Indonesia have previously visited to contribute to the community. read more

Fisipol UGM Library Brings a Complete Service and Facility For Its Students

Yogyakarta, November 19th 2022–The Faculty of Social and Political Science (Fisipol) UGM is filled with units that facilitate the needs of Fisipol students and lecturers, one of them is the Fisipol Library. The Fisipol Library is divided into two parts, the offline book library in the UGM Central Library Building and the digital library most commonly known as Fisipol Digital Library (DIGILIB). Launched for the first time in July 2019, DIGILIB is the product of an initiative from the Fisipol Library unit to accommodate the change in its users’ needs. “We adjust not only to the needs but also the level of comfort needed by the users,” said Yuli Hesti Wahyuningsih, the Coordinator of Fisipol Library in an interview last Friday (17/11). The initiative is shown through Digilib Infrastructure which is divided into three main areas; the social zone, the quiet zone, and the silent zone.

The social zone adopts the concept of the cafe located in the first floor of Fisipol Mandiri Building, known as the DIGILIB Café. In it, you can find a meeting room, cafe, as well as a performance stage. In the level directly above the cafe, you can find a quiet zone which includes a green screen studio, a discussion room, mini cinema, and a sports center. Then, on the third floor there is the silent zone which includes four discussion rooms as well as 24 iMacs that can be used by reserving beforehand. Every part of the library is equipped with strong wifi and stop contacts that are designed to look fresh so as to not make the students feel bored.  read more

Allan Porajow, the Fisipol UGM Student Who Represented UNICEF Indonesia in a Conference in New York

Yogyakarta, 27 Agustus 2022—Agustinus Allan Porajow, a student in the Department of Politics and Government of Fisipol UGM, has many achievements in the business plan and innovation area. The title of the best speaker and best team was given to Allan and his team in the business plan and studentpreneur competition held by CIMB Semarang Bank, UGM’s Faculty of Economics and Business, and the Tanoto Foundation.

The business program plan by Allan and team is focused on social business and sustainable education. In the WeAble-Sustainable Work for All IDEAS Indonesia Studentpreneur 2022 event, he managed to create a startup that teaches and gives skill certification for disable people, especially people who are deaf. “Being deaf is actually not a weakness, but a different culture of communication. The difference is that we talk with voices, while they communicate with sign languages,” Allan said. He said that the competitions he joined have given him a lot of lessons and perspective to better himself. read more

Pandai Me 2 Movie: Learning Loss: The Struggles of Reaching The Dream

Yogyakarta, August 24th 2022 – The Forbiling Institute with the Institute of Governance and Public Affairs (IGPA) or Fisipol UGM Masters Program launched a documentary titled “Pandai Me 2: Learning Loss” which premiered on August 19th, 2022. The movie talks about the impact of remote learning done throughout the pandemic.

By digging deeper into the anxiety of learning during the pandemic, this movie was able to show the portrait of learning loss or the hurdles of learning that causes several students to miss out on crucial learning experiences which causes them to lose academic progress. The plot in the movie focuses on the struggles of final year students in determining their choice in the future; whether they should continue with their studies or they should work. Dimas, a senior in high school, has a dream of studying architecture at UGM and he is willing to do anything to realize his dreams. He and his three friends – Anto, Dani, and Rio — promise to work hard together through the SBMPTN route. However, their hard work is met with challenges that cause a crack in their friendship. read more

Two Fisipol UGM Students Shared Their IISMA Experience

Yogyakarta, August 6th 2022–Thirty Fisipol UGM students successfully became awardees in the Indonesian International Student Mobility Award (IISMA) held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek). The awardees will go through one semester abroad in the university of their choice. Monash University, located in Australia, is the choice of the two awardees from Fisipol UGM, Arun Panrita Arifin and Gisela Lidya Arthauli.

Arun said that being a part of an exchange program has been her dream since middle school, especially when it is held in Australia. “I also love the courses offered there,” Arun said. According to her, the courses offered at the university need to be taken into consideration because those are the courses that we will study once we get into the program. read more

Film ‘Ketiban Ndaru’ by the Students of Communication Science, Wins a Competition

Yogyakarta, August 2nd 2022Students of Communication Studies of Universitas Gadjah Mada once again got an achievement in the field of film. Satria Setya and his team won 1st place in the Short Movie Competition organized by Meraki Event Organizer and Sineashub, from April 4th to May 26th, 2022.

Didi as a photographer and graphic designer admits that there is no special motivation for participating in this competition. “At that time, I was interested, because the prizes were attractive. At first, because I wanted to participate in the competition, we invited other friends to join in, and this Ketiban Ndaru film was made,” Didi said. read more

Kejora Team Successfully Gained Silver Medal in WYIE 2022 Malaysia Competition

Yogyakarta, July 30th  2022─Students of the Faculty of Social and Political Science (Fisipol) UGM successfully gained Silver Medal in the World Young Investors Exhibition (WYIE) 2022 competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Kejora team consists of Fadhli Widya Ramadhan (Leader), Afifah Ananda Putri (Member 1), dan Salma Nur Rahmasari (Member 2). The team joined the competition online through Zoom Meeting because they can’t go to the offline event in Kuala Lumpur. 

Fadhil as the team leader tried to create innovation in the economic sphere. More specifically, he tried to create a prototype of a financial literacy app called “Kiddie Wallet”. The application invites kids in Indonesia to learn basic financial management in order to increase digital literacy. According to the team, the digital literacy issue is important to raise because it is a basic knowledge that children need to understand since their early years. This is more so because it’s a very much needed skill when they are adults. read more

A Student of Public Policy Management of UGM Won Championship in Agriculture Field

Yogyakarta, March 30th 2022─A student from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) UGM made achievements in the “Pupuk Indonesia Fertinnovation Challenge 2021” competition organized by PT Pupuk Indonesia in collaboration with State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) on August 20th to December 20th, 2021. Saffanatul Afifah, a 2018 student from the Department of Public Policy Management, won third place in the Innovation in Agricultural Value Chain competition category.

“As a social and humanities student who doesn’t know anything about agriculture and only has anxiety about issues that surround us, being able to win is a great achievement in my opinion with existing limitations, and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to continue to learn with all the insights I can get,” Saffana said. read more

Emma Millania Wins the UNY Table Tennis Competition

Yogyakarta, March 30th 2022─Emma Millania Kartini, a student of Gadjah Mada University Communication Studies, is back with a trophy from the “Invitation of Net Game Competition 2022”, a Jogja and Central Java university student level competition which was held by the State University of Yogyakarta. The UGM table tennis athlete and the former leader of UGM Table Tennis Club won first place in the competition that was held on March 26-27th.

“I am very grateful that I still have the opportunity to join this competition in the midst of my final year. This might be the last time that I contribute something to UGM and the Table Tennis club because I plan on graduating this year,” Emma, the batch 2018 student, said. read more

Fisipol UGM Collaborative Effort to Fact Check Hoaxes in the Fisipol UGM Academician Sector

Yogyakarta, March 30th 2022─In an effort to fight hoaxes and train academicians to fact check, the Department of Communication Studies (Dikom) in the Faculty of Social and Political Science (Fisipol) of Gadjah Mada University in collaboration with Indonesia Independent Journalist Association (AJI) and Google News Initiative (GNI) held two workshops in the end of 2020. Zainuddin Muda Z. Monggilo, a communication studies lecturer, was the speaker in both workshops.

On December 14th-18th 2020, Zainuddin (from here on called Zam) with Aghnia Adzkia, Senior Visual & Data Journalist BBC East Asia, gave a fact check training with Fisipol UGM academicians. In this workshop, Zam and Aghnia introduced the tools that we could use to check facts. Other than that, there are at least six materials that were delivered. First, understanding misinformation and disinformation in Indonesia. Second, surveying social media, blogs, and websites. Third, analyzing content sources and social media accounts. Fourth, verifying photos, videos, locations, and time. Fifth, understanding the ethics of fact-checking. Finally, understanding digital security and safety. Aghnia said that journalists now are more strict with verifying information and presenting facts. read more