Visit KPU DIY; IGOV UMY held a Substitute KKL

Yogyakarta (10/1) IGOV UMY has now implemented an Outcome Based Education (OBE) curriculum which places student learning not only based on theory, but also on practicum in government institutions. Students are required to attend Field Work Lectures (KKL) at the local government to study the implementation of the theory they have learned in lectures. KKL is expected to open opportunities for students to interact directly with government practitioners regarding the implementation of government policies, programs, and activities.
Because this KKL is mandatory for every IGOV UMY student,  IGOV UMY is holding a collective KKL for all IGOV UMY students batch 2020 and 2021. This collective KKL will be held on Monday, January 15, 2023, with the aim of going to Bali. In this KKL program, they will visit several places in Bali, such as Bali Bappeda, Bali KPU, Bali BPKAD, and Bali DPRD. Students who are unable to join the KKL in Bali may be permitted to join the Substitute KKL.
Substitute KKL can be implemented in Yogyakarta following the directions of the advisor. The DIY Election Commission was visited by the Election Governance Course with Dr. Phil Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA as a Lecturer. This Substitute KKL will be held on Tuesday, 10th of January 2023 00.30 PM-03.00 PM. By wearing a collared shirt and alma mater, when at the KPU it was explained about the duties of the KPU, that the KPU’s task was not only when the election was going to be held, but 2-3 years before the election, with the aim of collecting voter data. (FLT)


Felicidades! , Gumesa finished first in the international Silat Competition.

Bandung (8/1) The Bandung Lautan Api International Championship 4 will be held at the ITB Jatinangor Futsal Sports Hall, Sumedang City, West Java, from Friday to Sunday, January 06–8, 2023. This championship involves all classes and all categories, starting from kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, and student or adult. Participants come from Pencak Silat colleges, both from domestic and foreign schools and associations or universities, with healthy and prime physical and mental conditions. The height, weight, and age of the participants will be the committee’s reference in the championship criteria.


Gumesa Rahma Jati, a representative from IGOV UMY Batch 2021, managed to bring home a gold medal in the championship. participated in the championship in the category of women’s B class (50–55 kg). Playing twice, in the preliminary phase against Salsa I Ajwa Aulia from Muhammadiyah University of Sukabumi and in the final against I Ketut Sri Rahayu from Marwadewa University, Gumesa managed to beat both of them by outperforming his opponent in points.

“In the first match, I almost lost because I overslept in the waiting room.” Luckily, I was still able to win even with a thin score. After making sure of the E Finals, I slapped myself on the cheek so that I would feel fresher and fitter. “After that, I focused on the final match,” said Gumesa. (FLT)

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New Year New Resolutions!

Yogyakarta (30/12) – Just counting the days until the year changes, of course, there will be new resolutions that must be made to achieve dreams or goals within a certain period. As explained in the book Melawan Miskin Pikiran 2 Karya Hasanudin Abdurakhman (2018), resolutions are dreams, hopes, or aspirations that one wants to achieve within a certain period. Not just an intention, the resolution also requires action so that the goal can be achieved.

Therefore, several resolution references can be an idea for you. Some of these ideas are:

1. Better time management
If last year you felt you weren’t good at managing your time, this year you need to pay more attention to time management. The trick is to record what activities will be carried out. Next, use the daily schedule that has been recorded which is equipped with a to-do list.

2. Can minimize expenses

Keeping track of expenses can also be a good resolution this year. Especially for friends who like to spend money on snacks and hanging out after school or college. Minimizing expenses can later be used for useful things.

3. Many do positive activities

Starting 2023 can be done by finding a new, more useful hobby. For example, cooking, gardening, learning foreign languages or also learning music, and other hobbies that suit the personality of all IGOVers.

4. Stop procrastinating

If in the previous year your friends still like to postpone work, then make sure this year you don’t do it anymore. Friends can start by writing down a to-do list and making a priority scale so that work can be done on time.

5. Sports

If in 2021 friends rarely exercise, then in the new year sports will be a resolution that can be done. The benefit of exercise is to increase the body’s immunity. Friends, you can start with sports such as walking for at least 30 minutes per day or exercising yourself at home following the videos on the YouTube channel.

6. Read a lot of books

Book reading activity is a good resolution also for students and students. Reporting to the LP2M page of the University of Medan Area, there are many benefits of reading books, including reducing stress, adding insight and new knowledge, improving memory quality, being able to stimulate mentally, increasing concentration, broadening one’s thinking, and so on.

So, those are some ideas from MinGov for your resolutions for 2023. Hope this is useful! (ARP)


Should Youth Participate in Public Policy Making?

Yogyakarta (26/12) – Youth is Indonesian citizens who are entering an important period of growth and development aged 16 to.d. 30 years (Ps 1 number 1 UU 40/2009). Based on the results of the 2019 National Socioeconomic Survey (Susenas), the estimated number of youth is 64.19 million people, equivalent to a quarter of Indonesia’s total population. One of the roles of youth is the Agent of Change, as a driving force for a better change for themselves and the environment. To carry out this function, one of the activities that can be carried out is to participate in making public policies.

The existence of youth-based public policies can reduce the gap between youth and society, through the involvement of youth in every aspect of social life. Youth who can reach their potential and are active in society can contribute to the success of world goals, one of which is the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, youth needs to participate in making public policies and politics.

However, not to prioritize personal interests in wealth and throne but as an Agent of Change in bringing real societal interests. This was also conveyed by journalist and presenter Najwa Shihab who was interviewed by Kompas.com in the Satya Wacana Christian University (SWCU) New Student Orientation (OMB) series.

“So it is important to continue to involve young people in various important decisions and matters in this country, including political matters which solely, in my opinion, should not be seen as elite contestation. But politics as an everyday matter is indeed important for formulating various public policies. (ARP)




Continue Improving Writing Skills, IGOV UMY Students Participate in International Conference on Education and Technology Activities

Yogyakarta (17/12) – The Students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) have repeatedly improved their competence in writing skills. This time, IGOV UMY students have just collected Abstracts and PowerPoints for The Second International Conference on Education and Technology (ICETE). This was also confirmed by Satria Imam Prasetya, S.IP., as the mentor at the current International Conference.

“It’s true, at this event there were 2 IGOV UMY students who took part in the activity and are in the process of making a full paper which will be submitted on Tuesday (27/12)” said Satria

ICETE is an International Conference organized by STAI MA’HAD ALY AL-HIKAM MALANG INDONESIA with the big theme of The Urgency of Women’s Role in Civilization. The activity also invited several speakers such as Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaharah Binti Hussin from the University of Malaya, Malaysia; Dr. Siti Marpuah from Tun Hussein Onn University, Malaysia; Dr. Umi Salamah, M.Pd. I as the Head of the PAI STAI Masters Study Program Ma’had Aly Al-Hikam, Malang; and Dr. Ifa Khoiria Ningrum as Vice Rector 4 Unugiri Bojonegoro, Bojonegoro.

Previously, IGOV UMY students had just participated in the Borobudur International Symposium held by the Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang (UNIMA). This is certainly proof that IGOV UMY students continue to learn and develop their abilities which will be useful when they have to compete in the world of work later.

“By participating in this activity, I hope that IGOV UMY students will continue to learn and hone their skills so that they can continue to make achievements and increase their provisions when they have to compete in the world of work,” Satria said. (ARP)


Introduce the Beauty of Yogyakarta, Cultural Exchange visited Beach at Gunungkidul

Yogyakarta (15/12) – Increasing cultural information between countries is important in today’s global era where social interaction is becoming increasingly global in all aspects. Realizing the importance of this, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) conducted a Cultural Exchange program with the IGOV’s international students.

In general, the purpose of this activity is to increase collaboration and interaction between students and more than that to introduce each other to the culture of each country and university. This year, activities are focused on introducing culture in Indonesia by making several visits to several cultural sites and tourist attractions in Yogyakarta.

The second day of Cultural Exchange activities was held on Thursday (15/12). This activity involved 6 students consisting of 2 IGOV students who became buddies and 4 international students. Besides knowing Indonesia’s historical heritage, especially Yogyakarta at this cultural exchange they visit one of the beaches in Gunungkidul which can introduce the natural beauty of Indonesia and get to know tourist attractions in Yogyakarta.

“I think people must visit Indonesia and enjoy tourist attractions that present the beauty of Indonesia” Said Nakulah one of the international students

In general, the second day of Cultural Exchange activities ran smoothly and was able to provide and introduce the beauty of Indonesia. Meanwhile, from an academic point of view, this activity was able to strengthen cooperation between universities from Thailand and Indonesia to produce quality collaborative works for the future. (ARP)


In order to unite the IGOV UMY students, IGSC held a Sports Activity

Yogyakarta (14/12) – In this era everything human needs are getting easier, for example, when you have to go to a place, you don’t need to walk, but it has been made easier with cars and motorbikes. When you want to eat, but there is no food, just use your smartphone and open the food delivery service application. This convenience is none other because technology is increasingly progressing. The presence of technology that makes everything easier also affects our lifestyle to be lazy to move. Of course, this will greatly affect the health of our bodies. Without realizing it, our body’s resistance will decrease if it is not balanced with exercise, and in the end, we are susceptible to various kinds of diseases.

Therefore, students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) through the International Government Student Community (IGSC) held a sporting event which was held on Monday (12/12) that took place at GOR Absolute, Gamping. In this activity, they did Badminton and attended by IGOV UMY students batch 2021 and 2022 also the exchange students from Maejo University.

This activity, besides maintaining health which as a student is full of activities that just sitting and listening to the explanation from the lecturer, this activity was initiated in the hope to improve the chemistry and togetherness among the IGOV Students.

“With this activity, we hope that new IGOV UMY students (batch 2022) can maintain their togetherness and eliminate the barriers between seniors and juniors that have been attached to life in college,” said Gumesa Rahma Jati, as IGOV Student Batch 2021. (ARP)

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The Visit from SMAN 2 Pringsewu Was Interactive and Exciting!

Yogyakarta (13/12) – For the umpteenth time, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) was allowed to take part in promotional activity for school visits held by the UMY Admissions Bureau. On this occasion, IGOV UMY was allowed to welcome guests from SMAN 2 Pringsewu, Lampung who was conducting a Goes to Campus event to the best campuses in Indonesia.

Before they visited UMY they visited tourist attractions around the D.I.Y. because it is very unfortunate if visiting Yogyakarta does not enjoy the existing tourist attractions. This was disclosed by one student who declined to be named.

“Before we visited UMY, we visited tourist attractions around D.I.Y such as Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta Palace, Malioboro, etc,” he said

Next, they visited UMY to get to know more about UMY and IGOV UMY which was held on Saturday (10/12) and took place in the Ar. Fachrudin A Building, 5th floor, UMY. This activity was brought by Imam Suprabowo, S.Sos.I., M.Pd.I to introduce the ins and outs of UMY and Fadhila Septiyaning, one of the batch 2020 IGOV UMY students to introduce the advantages of IGOV UMY.

According to Fadhila, the visit was conducive and interactive considering a large number of participants. The activity which was attended by 188 participants showed their enthusiasm by asking questions about IGOV UMY and UMY.

“Wow, I think the visit was very conducive and interactive, judging from their enthusiasm in asking about the advantages of IGOV UMY and they seemed interested in the Student Exchange Program which they asked a lot about,” Fadhila said. (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)

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Preparing Students for Student Exchange to Thailand, IGOV UMY Holds a Sharing Session with the Head of IGSC

Yogyakarta (10/12) – To socialize on what needs to be prepared before the exchange to Thailand and after arriving in Thailand, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta invited Moch Noerizza Triananta who was conducting a student exchange to Khon Kaen University, Thailand to share his experiences

The activity was held on Thursday (8/12) via Zoom Meetings and was attended by batch 2020 IGOV UMY students who were preparing for a Student Exchange to University Maejo, Thailand. On this occasion, Rizza shared tips starting from making visas until taking care of administration at the immigration office in Khon Kaen. In addition, he also shared some regulations that must be respected in Thailand.

“There are several regulations that are very different from Indonesia, such as talking bad about the Thai monarchy or smoking in public places,” said Rizza

Apart from that, he also gave some tips & tricks to survive and expand relationships in Thailand which is very important for newcomers or students who want to study in Thailand.

“As an exchange student expanding relations is of course very important, therefore you can join student associations in Thailand such as Permitha.cmu namely, student associations in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Apart from that, to save your expenses don’t shop for your needs at supermarts like Seven-Eleven” Rizza said

With this activity, it is hoped that IGOV UMY students who wish to do a Student Exchange to Thailand will get the necessary information so that student exchange activities can run smoothly.(ARP)