Fisipol’s Corner

Ismada, the Sociology Student Who Got the First Place as Fisipol’s Most Outstanding Student

Yogyakarta, February 28th 2022─Gadjah Mada University’s Director of Students set a list of winners of the most outstanding students awards (Pilmapres) in UGM’s faculty level on 2022 this Friday (18/2). After going through an online selection process which was held from 12-13th February 2022, the winner of the award was declared fit to join the next stage which is the Pilmapres at the university level.

Ismada Firdaus Mandala Putra, a batch 2019 student from the Sociology Department, came first place in the faculty of social and political science. Ismada said that he had won fourth place in the 2020 Pilmapres but was interested to try again in this year’s Pilmapres. According to him, as a third-year student, Pilmapres 2022 is the last opportunity that he can take and it is very rare that the most outstanding student comes from the Sociology department. read more

Two Communication Studies Students Won A Business Innovation Competition

Two students from the Department of Communication Studies Gadjah Mada University won first and second place in the “Gen-Z Innovator Search Program” competition last December. This competition is a business innovation idea event held by Isobar (one of Dentsu Indonesia’s group) with Ajinomoto Indonesia. The first place was won by the GeneratiOne team with Reinaldo Albert Koerniadi, Luthfiana Nur Rofifah, Felicia Vaniadiva, and Dimas Satriawan Lambang W as the members. Meanwhile, the second place was held by the THR3 team with  Farah Fattatin Fauziah, Ratna Kusuma Dewi, Aisya Irdo Anwar, and Reksan Ridho Julviaji as the members. All of the students from both teams are from the Department of Communication Studies Gadjah Mada University batch 2019. read more

UGM Students’ Achievements in Technology, Film, and Essay Competition

A couple of UGM Faculty of Social and Political Science students won a variety of competitions. Starting from Agam Syah Fadhila who won the Grand Champion in the Indonesia Flying Robot Contest (KRTI) 2021 with the UGM Gamaforce team. Even though he is a social studies student, Agam’s achievement shows that there are no limits when it comes to learning new things. Therefore, with the knowledge that he already has, Agam can still contribute to the team and eventually win a prize.“Even though I’m from social studies, there is some useful knowledge that I gained from my studies such as how to create a plan and how to have a good interpersonal communication,” Agam said, a communication studies batch 2019 student.

A similar achievement from the same department was made by Satria Setya Wibawa. Equipped with communication studies knowledge, he won three championships in the film category. He won first place in the Spectrum Fisip UNS 2021 Short Movie Championship, first place in FETEPERS FKIP ULM 2021 short education movie championship as well as third place and voters-favorite winner in the Agriploxion 2021 short video championship. Satria also created a film community with members from many different universities. This community is aimed to be a place of discussion, collaboration, and a group to enter and win championships. read more

FISIPOL Students’ Research on Social Media Features in Building the User Image

Yogyakarta, September 30th 2021─The increasingly diverse social media platforms have had an effect on changing user attitudes, especially Generation Z. One of the reasons is that there are differences in the features of each social media platform so that users actively try to present their best image. This prompted a number of FISIPOL UGM students through the Student Creativity Program (PKM) to conduct research on the reality behind the diversity of social media features.

The PKM team in the field of Social Humanities Research, consisting of Maftukhatun Deritanti, Dyah Niken Rahmawati, Syifa Mahmudah, and Vina Idamatus Silmi raised the research title “The Multiple Faces of Social Media Users: The Use of Social Media in Building Image Among Generation Z”. With the guidance of a Communication Science lecturer, Lisa Lindawati, S.IP., M.A, they made observations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter social media accounts. “Through this research, it is expected to be able to describe how someone uses social media accounts along with the level of suitability of the circumstances shown by the user, identify a person’s motives in using social media, and provide a new perspective on active users in utilizing various social media platforms, as well as reduce user’s anxiety in using social media,” Maftukhatutun as the Head of the Research Team said. read more

The Urgency of Solving Gender Based Domestic Violence in Indonesia

Yogyakarta, September 29th 2021─The Covid-19 Pandemic affects the cases of violence against women, especially domestic violence. With this in mind, the Asean Studies Center (ASC) Fisipol UGM created the first series of ASEAN Talk-ReaLISM titled Reading, Learning, and Investigating Southeast Asia through Movies. The ASEAN Talk was held on Wednesday (29/9) and was opened by a documentary film titled Standing on the Edge of a Thorn: A Family in Rural Indonesia (2012). The movie that talks about poverty, mental health, and domestic violence was produced by Robert Lemelson, an American Anthropologist is also present in the event. Other than Robert Lemelson, ASEAN Talk also invited Udiana Puspa Dewi, S.S., MA. as a PhD Candidate in the University of Queensland, and Ninik Supartini, M.Si., as a researcher in the Robert Lemelson Foundation. read more

An Easy Way to Construct Our Undergraduate Thesis

Constructing an undergraduate thesis is something that needs to be done by all final year students. This is not an easy task to do, because a student has to use all their knowledge that they have accumulated in their university years. No wonder when constructing their undergraduate thesis a student can be confused because they do not know where they should start from. 

To relieve students’ confusion, the Fisipol UGM Governmental Politics Student Corps (KOMAP) held an undergraduate thesis class that was in session from July to September. In the event, participants studied the different parts of a thesis, starting from the background to the research method. The speakers invited varied, starting from lecturers to Polgov UGM researchers. Students’ enthusiasm is also pretty high. There were always more than 50 students who attended the lectures.  read more

Managing the Infodemic with a Good Digital Intelligence and Literacy

More than just a virus, the Covid-19 pandemic also affects the “spread” of false information between humans through smartphones. The phenomena of infodemic or the flood of information during the pandemic is inevitable because of the lack of society’s wisdom in managing the digital sphere. This issue was discussed in the Digital Expert Talks #2 held by Center for Digital Society (CFDS) Fisipol, UGM. The four experts from the government, academic sphere, civil organization, and technology company discussed the theme of “Indonesia’s Digital Literacy: Smartphone but (Not So) Smart Users”. Diah Angendari, a lecturer from the Department of Communication, Fisipol UGM, moderated the discussion. 

“The urgency now is that we are in a faster digital transformation because of the pandemic,” said Semuel A. Pangerapan, the Director General of Informatics Application in the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Indonesia. Unfortunately, a couple of surveys show that citizens of Indonesia’s digital literacy is still low. The government through Kominfo tries to increase citizens’ digital literacy so that they are prepared to face the digital transformation era. 

Kominfo aims to get 50 million Indonesia’s citizens to have digital literacy by 2024. Since 2020, Kominfo aims to literate 12,5 million people every year through the movements of agents of change. Samuel explained that in order to educate certain groups, we need to use a cultural approach because not all society can be literate just by reading. According to him, the curriculum of digital literacy needs to always be developed. “We need to always remind people about digital literacy but also not be seen as too snobbish,” Samuel said.  read more

UGM Students Created a Cultural Doll As A Way To Educate Children

In the midst of the onslaught of foreign culture in Indonesia, moral values education and Nusantara’s culture is a big issue that needs to be paid attention to. In response to this problem, several UGM students who joined the Students Creativity Program in the Entrepreneurship chapter (PKM-K) created a doll called as a way to educate children. used the local story of Malin Kundang and Roro Jonggrang as the base for the character. 

The PKM-K team which consist of four students in the Communication Department which are Anugerah Ale, Landrikus Andra, Mafthukatun Deritanti, Reksan Ridho, and one Economy Department student which is Defrialdo Romadhony, said that to use local story to educate children is the right thing to do because it carries the message of listening to your parents and fulfilling our promises in our social interaction. “The doll we see in the market usually doesn’t represent Indonesia’s values, so we have the initiative of creating a doll that represents Indonesia’s values as a way to educate children,” said Anugerah as the head of the team in their launching event.  read more

Turning a Millennial Reflection to a Research Topic

Yogyakarta, August 28th 2021–Students of Fisipol UGM are back with an achievement in the University Student Creativity Program (PKM) by getting a grant for their research. This time, the collaboration is between a student from the Communication Department, Affifatul Millah Nurul Aulia Hidayat, and two members from the Governmental Politics Department,  Imron Amrozi and Dicky Riandy Pratama. Their mentor is Amalinda Savirani as a lecturer in the Governmental Politics Department. 

The University Student Creativity Program (PKM) is created by the Ministry of Technology and Research to facilitate the potential in Indonesia’s university students to research, develop, and implement knowledge and technologies that they have learned to the wider public. This program is divided into several categories and the culmination of the event is PIMNAS. read more

Two Students from UGM Got First Place in UNY National MTQ 2021

Yogyakarta, June 7th 2021 Two students from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) got an achievement in the UNY National Musabaqah Tilawatil Qur’an (MTQ) 2021 Competition. Prima Miftahul Jannati (PSdK 2020) held first place in the Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran championship. The team that consisted of Muftikhatul Muna (Sociology 2018), Dina Arifka (Psychology 2018), and Salsabilia Amiyard Siwi (MKP 2019) also got first place in the Musabaqah Syarhil Quran competition.

MTQ UNY 2021 is a national Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran championship that is a part of the 57th Dies Natalis UNY event. Prima said that since she was a kid, she often joins various competitions. This year she has won first place in three MTQ championships. She said that she joined the championships not just for the awards but also as a way to show her devotion to Allah. read more