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IGOV UMY Has Just Held a Selection for the New International Students

Yogyakarta (17/12) – the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) has just held a new student selection activity for international students who register at IGOV UMY. The activity was held on Wednesday (14/12) via Zoom Meetings. The selection was made by the Head of the UMY Government Science Study Program, Dr. Tunjung Sulaksono, M.Sc., and Adibah Dhivani Gusmi, S.IP., as International Mobility and Cooperation IGOV UMY.

IGOV UMY is one of the international programs at UMY which routinely gets applicants from international students to continue their studies. This is also in line with the mission of IGOV UMY in providing adequate environmental facilities to help students improve their English skills and courage. In addition, the presence of international students can broaden insight and knowledge.

On this occasion, IGOV UMY selected a student from Gambia, Africa. Previously, IGOV UMY also had an international student from Gambia, Modou Lamin Juwara, a student of IGOV UMY Batch 2020. It is hoped that these new student candidates will be able to meet the required qualifications and be serious about participating. Learning Activities.

“We hope that prospective international students who come to IGOV UMY can uphold their trust in gaining knowledge and their initial goal is to continue their studies at IGOV UMY,” said Mba Adibah. (ARP)

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Recharging the New Spirit, IGOV UMY held a Monitoring and Evaluation activity for International Students

Yogyakarta (16/12) – Monitoring and Evaluation activities are mandatory so that all activities and activities continue to run according to what was just done by the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) to carry out monitoring and evaluation of international students currently studying at IGOV UMY.

At this time IGOV UMY has 4 international students with 2 exchange students from Maejo University, Thailand, and 2 full-time students from Africa. This is shown to be able to help Indonesian students to practice courage and hone their English skills. In addition, they can exchange ideas and culture from their respective countries

The monitoring and evaluation activity was held on Thursday (15/12) at IGOV’s Office. In this activity, international students shared their complaints and input so that IGOV UMY could correct existing deficiencies. This time the Monitoring and Evaluation were directly led by Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., as the director of IGOV UMY.

Apart from conveying the grievances experienced by international students, in this activity, Mas Sakir also provided motivation and reminded them of their goals of studying at IGOV UMY “You have to remember your goal is why study at IGOV UMY, don’t waste the opportunities that already exist considering the cost issued is also not small, said Mas Sakir.

It is hoped that after monitoring and evaluation they can recharge their enthusiasm and continue to stay on the track where when they return they can make changes on an individual and national scale. (ARP)


Improving Cultural Information, IGOV UMY held a Cultural Exchange Activity with Maejo University, Thailand

Yogyakarta (24/11) – 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 Exchange Students from universities in neighboring countries, namely Maejo University, Thailand. 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 first day of Cultural Exchange activities will be held on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 with the aim of The Palace of Yogyakarta, Fort Vredeburg Museum, and Taman Sari Yogyakarta. This activity involved 5 students consisting of 3 batches of 2022 IGOV students who became buddies and 2 students from Maejo University, Thailand. Just like Cultural Exchange activities in general, they can find out how Indonesia’s historical heritage, especially Yogyakarta, and the culture of the empire which may not be much different from their home country, namely, Thailand, through a visit to the place.

In general, the first day of Cultural Exchange activities ran smoothly and was able to provide many benefits, both from a cultural and academic point of view. Culturally, this activity can make this activity able to introduce local culture more intensively and interactively. 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)


Tips and Tricks in Facing the Midterm Exam

Yogyakarta (9/11) – The presence of special moments where you must sit still and focus on responding to the lecturer’s questions is one of the most horrible experiences in a student’s life. Moments like this typically occur at least twice a semester, namely when the UTS and UAS exams for the midterm and final semesters, respectively, are given. For those of you who have just started college, you should be aware that UTS is typically held in the middle of the semester, while UAS is typically held at the end. In any case, the Mid-Semester Exam (UTS) proved to be quite dangerous for students. How come?

The Mid-Semester Examination (UTS), even though it takes place in the middle of the semester, has a significant impact on your Achievement Index in the future. You must, of course, prepare yourself as much as you can to later be able to easily complete the questions for the lecturer’s Mid-Semester Examination (UTS). Many current students as well as new students experience severe panic attacks right before the Mid-Semester Examination (UTS). This is because they are afraid that they won’t be able to answer the questions on the Mid-Semester Examination (UTS) correctly and completely.

The Mid-Semester Examination (UTS) is a great opportunity to assess how well you have learned the science material that has been taught in class. On this occasion, MinGov will try to help by offering some advice for managing the college UTS so that you can run the Mid-Semester Exam (UTS) as well as possible. check it out!

1. Study
Studying is necessary if you hope to succeed when dealing with UTS. Use the overnight racing system (SKS) sparingly and don’t just rely on luck, you know! Since there are many UTS materials that you have never read or do not understand, you can imagine if the study time only includes one night before the UTS implementation. Even though you read the material all night, you are exhausted the next day, making it difficult for you to concentrate on the UTS questions. Therefore, you must prepare in advance to understand any materials that may be released during UTS.

2. Establish a timetable.
Utilize effective time management to make studying while facing UTS as easy as possible. The ability to balance studying, playing, and other daily activities are necessary. For instance, finish the tasks and agenda before UTS so you can divide your time fairly before you play games or hang out with your friends.

3. Look after your health
Many students typically feel exhausted the night before UTS because they worked too hard to prepare for a passing UTS score. But even if you put in all the effort—from studying to regularly completing practice questions—if your health isn’t in good shape, you won’t be able to answer the UTS questions accurately. To maintain good health and be in top physical condition to face UTS, eat healthful foods, take vitamins, and exercise frequently.

4. Write Brief Notes
You should be aware that the purpose of this tiny note is not to cheat, but rather to help you remember the information more easily, particularly from the grid that your lecturer provides for each of the courses you are enrolled in. Typically, students will find it simpler to remember, especially with the system of having the lecturer’s material rewritten. At the very least, you will recall and comprehend the writing points that you made from the source material.

5. Pray
The most significant action you can take after all your previous efforts is to pray. Don’t forget to pray to God Almighty after you have put all your effort into being well-prepared for UTS so that you will have the confidence to face UTS.


Toward the National Seminar, IGOV Hello Research Prepares Its Members

Yogyakarta (24/10) – Etymologically, the word seminar comes from the Latin “seminarium” which means “land where to plant seeds”. From this literal meaning, seminars are defined as a form of academic teaching, usually organized by universities or organizations. In its full definition, a seminar is a meeting of a group of people to discuss and find solutions to a problem led by an expert as a speaker. This seminar activity is an effort to share knowledge or insights from one or several experts with seminar participants who need such knowledge/insight. In a series of seminars, in addition to resource persons who provide explanations about the topics being discussed, seminar participants can also conduct a question and answer interactions with resource persons who act as experts in their fields. So, after the seminar is over, seminar participants can go home with new knowledge or insights, or even solutions related to the topics discussed.

In line with this, IGOV Hello Research prepares its members to take part in National Seminar activities held by Government Science, Universitas Muhamadiyah Lampung with the theme “Peluang dan Tantangan Mewujudkan Go-Digital Dalam Tata Kelola Pemerintahan”. The meeting was held on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Caffe Ada Sarang, Yogyakarta. In addition, the meeting was held for weekly IGOV Hello Research activities which discussed such as, how to determine topics, how to make literature reviews, and make conclusions. IGOV Hello Research plans to send 7 IGOV students for National Seminar activities, as stated by Satria Imam Prasetyo, S.IP., as a mentor from IGOV Hello Research.

“The plan is that IGOV Hello Research will send 7 IGOV students for National Seminar activities, but this will likely increase along with the cadre, willingness, and ability of IGOV students.” Said Satria. (ARP)


IGOV Hello Research Held Mendeley Class with IGOVers!

Yogyakarta (21/10) – IGOV Hello Research is a scientific writing training and mentoring program designed to increase the capacity of IGOV students in scientific writing procedures and ethics. IGOV Hello Research continues to focus on multidisciplinary aspects in the design of scientific writing thinking methods. IGOV students are not only limited to
studying government science and public administration but can utilize various other fields of study collaboratively. The main activities in IGOV Hello Research are participating in scientific writing competitions, joining professional research projects as research assistants, independent research on journal articles and books, and various activities related to the world of scientific research. The purpose of IGOV Hello Research is to create a professional profile of IGOV graduates who are job-oriented such as academics, lecturers, and researchers.

One of the activities recently carried out by IGOV Hello Research is the Mendeley Class. This activity was held on Friday, October 21, 2022, at Tutorial Room 3, Lt. 3 Postgraduate Building. In the activity of one of the IGOV Hello Research members, Salsa Della Guitara who is also a student of IGOV batch 2021, became their tutor in using Mendeley. In addition, he also explained that this activity was held to help new students.

“That’s right, Mas, this activity aims to help new IGOV UMY Batch 2022 students in doing their assignments which one of the conditions in their assignment is required to use Mendeley. In addition, this activity aims to promote the IGOV Hello Research program so that IGOVers batch 2022 are interested in participating in this program.” Salsa said. (ARP)


Prodi IP UMY Opening Opportunities for Students who are interested in the field of research and service

Yogyakarta (21/9) Improving the capability and qualifications of science and technology human resources at research, development, and/or study institutions is currently being promoted by the government. One form of capacity building is in the form of a Research-based Internship Program and Student Service. This program can be carried out in line with the research targets set, research collaboration, and implementation of formal education with universities. The need to harmonize the theme of the research carried out, with the content and substance of formal education is the main requirement in these two programs.

In line with this, the Government Science Study Program Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IP UMY Study Program) opens opportunities for UMY IP Study Program students and the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration (IGOV) to take part in Magang Berbasis Penilitian and Mahasiswa Mengabdi which are part of the Grant. Independent Campus Competition Program (PK-KM) Year 2022. With this activity, students can master various sciences that are useful for entering the world of work. Furthermore, students get many benefits, such as incentive writing mentoring, adding publications, credit conversion, certification, and getting a maximum incentive of IDR 6,000,000 for Magang Berbasis Penilitan and a maximum incentive of IDR 8,000,000 for Mahasiswa Mengabdi. (ARP


Virtual Student Exchange to Asia University, Taiwan: Stay Enthusiastic Even Online!

Yogyakarta (20/9) – The Student Exchange Program is a mandatory activity that must be carried out by students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) which is one of the graduation requirements for IGOV UMY students. In addition, IGOV UMY provides convenience for IGOV UMY students by establishing international campus partners so that students can freely choose which country or campus they want to go to.

In September 2022, there were 3 IGOV UMY students started their teaching and learning activities at Asia University, Taiwan virtually. IGOV UMY students who took part in the Virtual Student Exchange, namely, Awang Rajaprakoso Purnomo IGOVer batch 2020, Anisya Yuli Marzalia IGOVer batch 2020, and Rerry Widyananti IGOVers batch 2020. Although the Student Exchange activities were held virtually, it did not dampen their enthusiasm to remain persistent in participating. the activity.

“Even though I can’t do Student Exchange offline, as a student this is an opportunity that not everyone can get and I will make good use of this opportunity.” Said Rerry Widyananti. (ARP)


Giving Trust to Students’ Parents, IGOV UMY Holds Parents Gathering Activities

Yogyakarta (10/9) – the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) has just held a Parent/Guardian gathering for IGOV students batch 2022 which was held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Café 1912. The activity was attended by the head of the UMY Government Science Study Program, Dr. Tunjung Sulaksono, S.IP., M.Sc., Director of IGOV UMY Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., head of the UMY Government Science laboratory Isnaini Mualidin, S.IP., MPA., manager of UMY IGOV and parents of IGOV students as well as IGOV students.



This activity was held to provide information about what programs IGOV UMY has, achievements that have been achieved by IGOV UMY students, information about learning media using English and provide information about what services are provided by IGOV UMY and Study Program Laboratory. UMY IP for IGOV students. In addition, after presenting the information, parents and students of IGOV UMY were allowed to ask questions about IGOV UMY.





This activity is expected to be able to give confidence to the parents of students to entrust their children to study at IGOV UMY. “With this activity, we prove that IGOV UMY has integrity and gives confidence that parents and IGOV students are not wrong in choosing majors and convince parents of IGOV students that their children are in the right place to gain knowledge,” said Sakir Ridho Wijaya as Director of IGOV. UMY. (ARP)


IP UMY Involves Government Practitioners in Teaching and Learning Activities

Yogyakarta (9/9) – The Government Science Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (Prodi IP UMY) is one of the study programs that implement “Praktisi Mengajar” programs in their teaching and learning activities. This “Praktisi Mengajar” is held by providing lecture materials by practitioners who have collaborated with Prodi IP UMY with a learning intensity of 6 meetings in one semester. There are several courses (MK) that will become the space for this teaching practitioner, namely the MK Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Performance which is empowered by Dr. Suranto, M.Pol., MK on Urban Governance empowered by Muhammad Eko Atmojo, S.IP., M.IP., MK for Qualitative Analysis and MK for Government Financial Governance empowered by Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP.

There are several practitioners involved in “Praktisi Mengajar” at Prodi IP UMY, namely Professionals from Bappeda DKI Jakarta Province, Professionals from the Ministry of Finance, researchers from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), and various other reliable practitioners. This teaching practitioner is expected to be a place for learning for IP UMY students related to the running of government in the field in addition to the theory learned on the lecture bench which will improve case method learning and project-based learning. (ARP)