SOG UUM Invites IGOV UMY to Be Panelists in Intellectual Discourse

Malaysia (12/1) – The Intellectual Discourse SOG Inbound Mobility Program was held by the School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (SOG UUM).This event was held at UUM’s Cluster 6/25 Lecture Council. This event invited various Panelists from Indonesia and Malaysia. From Indonesia, SOG UUM invited Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin, who is a representative from Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University (UMY), ASSOC. Prof. Dr. H. Rahyunir Rauf, M.Si and Dr. Fitrisia Munir from Riau Islamic University (UIR). Meanwhile, from Malaysia SOG UUM invited lecturers from SOG UUM, namely Dr. Muslimin Wallang. This event was moderated by Dr. Vally A/P Senasi from SOG UUM.


This event went very well. Students from SOG UUM listened enthusiastically, especially with the material that Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin presented Indonesian Digital Transformation: Between Technology, Governments and Public Services. Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin explained that there are 3 processes in building a digital service system, namely, Analog Government – E-Government – Digital Government. Indonesia is in the process of transitioning to digital government.Of course, Indonesia is already implementing e-government. The basic difference between E-Government and Digital Government lies in the use of technology used by ASN in public services. E-Government focuses on digitizing all services and information so that it can be easily accessed by Indonesian people, while Digital Government can be implemented if there are adequate human resources so that it can be implemented in Indonesia. As a result, in public services, it has been done with a structured system and a clear system.

Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin Said that Indonesia is currently in the process of moving towards Digital Government, this is expected to increase efficiency, convenience, and better accessibility in public services. Apart from that, to realize good government, transparency is needed. Therefore, Digital Government must be implemented in Indonesia


IGOV Invites DPR RI Expert Staff to get to know Yogyakarta Culture.

Yogyakarta (7/1) Jogja, as a “city of culture,” has various cultures. This is one of the reason why many foreign and local tourists feel at home living in Jogja for a long time, including expert staff at the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR-RI) in the field of law, Farida Azzahra, S.H., M.H. After holding a Praktisi Mengajar lecture, Farida toured the city of Yogyakarta with the staff and director of IGOV UMY. Besides Farida, there is also Ardian Prabowo, Public Policy Analysis of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas).

The first agenda was breakfast at Kopi Klotok in Kec. Pakem, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta. Kopi Klotok sells several specialties, such as Sayur Lodeh, Sayur Asem, Fried Bananas, and Kopi Klotok. Farida and Ardian admitted that they were very excited because it was rare to find a restaurant with a menu like this in Jakarta.
“Food like this, are already hard to find in Jakarta; if you want, we can make it ourselves, But in Jogja, there are still many people who sell food like this, and the restaurants are very busy. We have to wait an hour to queue,” said Farida.


After breakfast, they continued their trip to the Lava Tour using a Jeep. They went to Watu Alien, the Sisa Hartaku Merapi Museum, and the Merapi River. The Jeep trip was very exciting because it was the first experience for Farida and Ardian. “Usually when we go to the mountains, we go camping, hiking, or healing, but now we get to use Jeeps, and it’s really fun because this is our first experience,” said Ardian (FLT).


Advancing Villages Through Higher Education, IGOV UMY visited Kemendesa PDTT

Yogyakarta (21/12) – The Tridharma of Higher Education (PT), which contains research, service, and teaching, needs to be ongoing to improve the academic climate on campus. One of the steps to make the Tridharma activities successful is to carry out collaboration and cooperation with other parties, be it fellow PTs, the Business World and the Industrial World (DUDI), as well as the government.

Kemendesa PDTT

To realize the Tridharma that is sustainable, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) visited the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration. Apart from strengthening friendship and brotherhood, this activity is expected to widen opportunities for collaboration with the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) in this matter through IGOV UMY.


The visit was carried out on Tuesday (20/12) at Building A of the Ministry of Health, Jakarta. Some of the discussions this time included the proposal for collaboration between UMY and the Kemendesa PDTT in the PERTIDES program through the signing of an MoU, Opportunities for IGOV UMY students to be able to do internships at the Kemendesa PDTT through the Study Program, and discussion regarding the importance of BUMDes managers which is an opportunity for IGOV UMY students.

The collaboration steps above need to be followed up immediately at the University level so that the agreements that are made can be through legal steps. (ARP)


To Open Up New Collaboration Opportunities, IGOV UMY visited PMO Kedaireka

Yogyakarta (20/12) – To increase partners for quality development, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) has just conducted a visit to PMO Kedaireka Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. The activity was held on Tuesday (20/12) at Building D of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta. This visit activity was attended by the management of IGOV UMY and Andi In’amul Hasan from PMO Kedaireka.

In this activity, IGOV UMY held an audience to establish cooperation between Kedaireka PMO and IGOV UMY with several discussions which included opportunities for IGOV UMY students to be able to do internships at Kedaireka PMO, student participation in lecturer activities that passed the Matching Fund program, and it would make it easier for IGOV UMY if want to request the sources from PMO Kedaireka.


“For now, students who are doing internships at our place come from the Independent Study Internship Program (MSIB) but it is possible that IGOV UMY can collaborate to send their students to do internships at Kedaireka,” Andi said.

It is hoped that this visit will open up new opportunities for collaboration with Kedaireka to benefit both students and lecturers by providing useful programs.

“The visit aims to establish cooperation with PMO Kedaireka to open other doors of collaboration which will be beneficial for students and lecturers,” said Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., as the director of IGOV UMY. (ARP)

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Visiting Professor: Sustainable Development Theories and Concepts: MDGs and SDGs

Yogyakarta (12/12) – The visiting professor this time presented a speaker named Agustiyara, S.IP, MPA who is an alumnus of our study program, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). Raising the theme of Sustainable Development Theories and Concepts related to the subject of Environmental Politics with the main topic of discussion regarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This activity was held on Saturday (10/12) at 12.00 WIB via Zoom Meetings, attended by IGOV Batch 2020 students.

The visiting professor begins with an explanation of the importance of sustainable development and continued with. The emergence of the sustainable concept is based on the concern that the carrying capacity of the environment is exceeded by human production and consumption, this concept combines nature and ecology adapted to social and economic needs and preferences, also combining preservation and protection with environmental development and growth.

The speaker also explained various indicators that can be used as benchmarks for achieving sustainable development. The material discussed with the visiting professor this time is to deepen and add to students’ knowledge of the material they have received in class and those they have never received. This activity started on time and ran smoothly, at the end of the session it was closed with a question and answer session that trained students’ critical abilities, and several interesting questions emerged from students who attended this activity. (ARP)


Guest Lecture: Urgency in Theorizing Urban Governance

Yogyakarta (1/12) – Visiting Professor (Guest Lecturer) is one of the internationalization programs of the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) which aims to present Visiting Lecturers from foreign universities, especially those who are included in the 100 QS World University Rankings or who has a cooperation agreement with UMY. The Visiting Professor Program can be proposed by two or more Study Programs, either under the same Faculty or across Faculties. The output of the Visiting Professor Program is the publication of research results with UMY lecturers in reputable/indexed international journals. In addition, with the Visiting Professor program, students can explore and receive new knowledge and knowledge that lecturers do not necessarily teach at UMY. It can also provide an internationalization experience for UMY students who register for the International class.

Therefore, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) held a Visiting Professor activity which became a routine activity at IGOV UMY. In this Visiting Professor, IGOV UMY invited Abdullah Zed Munabari, S.IP., M.SI., from the National Consultant for Smart Green ASEAN Cities (SGAC). The activity was held on Thursday (1/12) through Zoom Meetings to fill in the Urban Governance course taught by Eko Priyo Purnomo, S.IP., M.Sc., M.Res., Ph.D.

In this activity, Mr. Dullah brought up the topic of Urgency in Theorizing Urban Governance which discussed Managing Urban Growth as a challenge in the twenty-first century. The focus of the discussion this time is on managing population mobility with the procurement of the MRT in Jakarta and roads that are friendly to cyclists. Besides that, the discussion continued with Water privatization, water privatization is when private corporations buy or operate public water or wastewater utilities. If this is implemented properly like in the city of Manila, the Philippines will become a strong opportunity to fight water scarcity. Through market competition, higher water prices, and cap and trade programs, water supply can not only be controlled but also be effectively managed. (ARP)


Visiting Professor, Student Opportunities to Learn from Global Lecturers

Yogyakarta (2/11) – In realizing the vision to become a Governmental Research Excellence In the Asean study program and produce professional Government Science graduates, the Government Science Study Program of the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta(Prodi IP UMY) through the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration UMY (IGOV) UMY) always plays an active role by improving academic quality and services. One of the activities that aim to improve the quality of education in this environment is to invite professors from several foreign universities for various academic activities involving students and lecturers or commonly called the Visiting Professor Program.

Visiting Professor (Guest Lecturer) is one of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta’s (UMY) internationalization programs that aims to present Visiting Lecturers from foreign universities, particularly those that are included in the top 100 QS World University Rankings or have a cooperation agreement with UMY. Two or more Study Programs, either within the same Faculty or across Faculties, can propose the Visiting Professor Program. The Visiting Professor Program results in the publication of research findings with UMY lecturers in reputable/indexed international journals.

To support this, IGOV UMY invited a Visiting Professor from the School of Social Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, namely, Dr. Muhammad Febriansyah, Ph.D. On this occasion, Dr. Febri will teach 2 classes of IGOV UMY on November 1, 2022, and November 2, 2022, presenting the topic How to Find an Interesting Topic Research in the Qualitative Analysis class led by Dr. Suswanta, M.Si and the Electoral System in Malaysia: Its Implementation and Critical Evaluation in the Electoral Governance class led by Dr. Phil. Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA

In addition to supporting the vision of UMY and UMY IP Study Programs, this program supports students from IGOV UMY to expand their range of knowledge
which will equip IGOV UMY students to become qualified graduates and have a global perspective. As expressed by one of the IGOV UMY students, Salsa Della Guitara “I think this program will help us see the world more broadly and absorb knowledge not only in Yogyakarta and Indonesia but globally. This certainly helps us to prepare when we have to compete in the world of work globally” (ARP)


Congratulations! Director of IGOV UMY Declared Competent in the MSME Assistance Scheme

Yogyakarta(31/10) – Director of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., was successfully declared competent in the BNSP licensed competency test with the MSME Assistance scheme after three days of training and competency testing. This competency certification is intended to test whether the assessment can help, direct and support individuals/groups of MSMEs, and Cooperatives through problem formulation, planning, implementing, and evaluating in proper business development.

Many competencies must be mastered by MSME facilitators in carrying out their duties so that the mentoring program can run effectively and achieve the expected goals. Considering the problems faced and must be addressed by each of the assisted MSME actors, this is quite complex and requires specific solutions.
MSME assistants must be able to improve the business conditions of the assisted MSMEs in terms of business planning, increasing work productivity, improving packaging, recording financial transactions, expanding marketing and partnerships, and so on. Broad basic knowledge of the identification of mentoring needs, production management, marketing management, financial management, online marketing strategies, and various other knowledge is required.

The urgency of this scheme is increasing along with the increasing number of MSMEs which is not matched by an increased understanding of entrepreneurial concepts. In addition, there were 3 lecturers from the UMY Government Science Study Program who were declared competent in the UMKM companion scheme. The 3 lecturers are, Atik Septi Winarsih, M.Sc., Suswanta, M.Sc., and Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin, M.Si. Through his success in being declared competent and competent in the MSME mentoring scheme, it is hoped that UMY IP Lecturers can carry out their duties with a mandate to manifest the development of the UMY IP Study Program in assisting MSMEs nationally. (ARP)


Monitoring and Evaluation of PK-KM, IP UMY Carry out 100% of Activities

Yogyakarta (22/10) -The Merdeka Campus Competition Program, abbreviated as PK-KM, is a program launched by Dikti-Ristek under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture. This program is divided into three (three) schemes that will serve as a platform for State Universities (PTN) and Private Universities (PTS) to compete under applicable regulations. The goal of PK-KM implementation is to improve the quality of university graduates, lecturers, and curriculum and learning materials.

The quality of higher education graduates is determined by two (two) indicators, including graduates’ ability to obtain decent jobs and students’ ability to gain experience outside of the campus. The quality of lecturers and teaching is evaluated using three (three) indicators: lecturers who are active outside of campus, teaching practitioners on campus, and lecturers whose work is used by the community and receives international recognition. The curriculum’s quality is then assessed using three (three) indicators: there is a synergy of cooperation between study programs and world-class partners, there is participatory and collaborative learning, and the study program adheres to international standards.

In this case, IP UMY, a study program that implements PK-KM, held monitoring and evaluation (monev) on the progress of implementation on Saturday (22/10) in the Fisipol Building Area, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. This Monev was followed by other PK-KM-based study programs such as the Master of Government Science Study Program (MIP), Agrotechnology Study Program, Agribusiness Study Program, International Relations Study Program (HI), and English Language Education (PBI). The Institutional Support System (ISS), one of the programs launched in this PK-KM, also attended this event. This Monev is carried out to track and evaluate activity accomplishments as well as financial accountability.


IGOV UMY and JKSG UMY Held a Closing Ceremony for University of Bradford Students

Yogyakarta (14/10) – The closing ceremony, the visit of students from the University of Bradford, England, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY), and Jusuf Kalla School of Government UMY (JKSG UMY) held a closing ceremony on Thursday, October 13, 2022, which took place at Roaster and Bear, Yogyakarta. The activity was attended by the managers of IGOV UMY and managers from JKSG UMY.

In these activities, there were several series of activities which is eating together, sharing sessions, and giving souvenirs from IGOV UMY and JKSG for Samra Azam and Jazib Ali as University of Bradford students who visited and filled out activities that had been made by IGOV UMY and JKSG UMY. Many new things could be shared from the two visiting students as well as new things given by the two students, they both added that they were very amazed by Indonesian students, especially IGOV students. “I am very amazed by Indonesian students, especially IGOV UMY students, they have a high curiosity and high desire to learn. In my opinion, this is a good thing and needs to be given two thumbs up,” said Samra Azam.

With this activity, it is hoped that IGOV UMY and JKSG UMY, and the University of Bradford will be able to establish cooperation in terms of student exchange and research activities in the future. (ARP)