Collaboration between Fisipol UGM and UIN Mataram Respond Development Progress in West Nusa Tenggara

Mataram, March 5th 2024─Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) established initial collaboration with Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara through a visit on Monday (5/3) in UIN Mataram meeting room. During the visit, the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM presented Prof. Dr. Suharko (Chair of the UGM Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Senate), Dr. Nurhadi Susanto (Deputy Dean for Finance, Assets and Human Resources), representatives of each department head, department secretary, head of administrative office, field coordinator and secretariat team. Meanwhile, a visit was received from UIN Mataram by Vice Chancellor 3, namely Prof. Dr. Subhan Acim, MA, Prof. M.S Udin, M.Ag (Chairman of the UIN Mataram Senate), Dr. Saleh Ending, M.Si (Dean of the Faculty of Da’wah and Communication Sciences), Prof. Dr. Winengan, M.Si (Chair of LPM UIN Mataram), and Head of Student Affairs Head of LPM UIN Mataram, Dr. Agus, M.Sc.

“Of course, there is a lot that we can collaborate on to build the nation and state as well as develop science and technology,” said Prof. Dr. Subhan Acim, MA, conveyed the vision of UIN Mataram as a university that is very open to all science and technology.

Responding to that, the Deputy Dean for Finance, Assets and Human Resources, Dr. Nurhadi Susanto said, “The development of UIN Mataram is very rapid and the studies are very contextual, so we are very interested in being able to collaborate in research, community service and education.”

Several developing issues were initiated as objects of collaboration in this discussion, namely issues such as civil society and democracy, and issues of religious moderation and statehood. This discussion also initiated concrete forms of collaboration such as joint research on the dynamics of the role of civil society in West Nusa Tenggara.

This issue is a priority study in mapping research issues for lecturers and students at FISIPOL UGM. Apart from that, collaborative teaching was also initiated in Democracy, Social Policy, Election Governance, and Communication. Meanwhile, this collaboration between Fisipol UGM and UIN Mataram was built in response to development progress in NTB Province which is seen to have experienced a lot of progress, especially in the tourism sector. In fact, it is hoped that this collaboration will become a priority for studying the Eastern Indonesia region.