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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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Visiting Professor: Public Administration Theories

Yogyakarta (6/12) – The visiting professor this time raised the theme Introduction to Economics which discussed the topic of Public Administration Theory, an activity that is routinely held by the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University (IGOV UMY) is a form of concern for its students for the sake of creating an international climate and help deepen students’ knowledge of current issues regarding governance in an international sphere that they may not get in class.

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On this occasion, presenting a speaker named Dr. Wei Yang who is an international lecturer at the College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand was attended by all IGOV Batch 2022 students. It started at 12.32 and began with information about the ASEAN GMS scholarship from IGOVers 2014, Hidayatullah Hamim. After that, it was followed by material presented by Dr. Wei Yang, who opened with a discussion of the five paradigms of Public Administration and went into the core material discussing Public Administration theories, such as Critics of Classical Organizational Theory, Neo-Classical Public Administration, and Modern Theory.

Furthermore, the speaker stated that the concept of Good Governance is a combination of Classical and Neo-Classical Theories approaches which are expected to be able to provide effectiveness to civil society and create a successful private sector. The speaker also added an explanation regarding the problem of inequality in China Starts from the poor and rich gap, such as in Beijing, and other inequalities, such as economic inequality and social inequality. The visiting professor went well and the topics raised were also interesting, thus raising the curiosity of the participants who were accommodated in the question and answer session at the end of the event as well as the closing.(ARP)

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Visiting Professor: Local Government Development in a Malaysian Perspective

Yogyakarta (5/12) – At this Visiting Professor session, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta invited Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halimah Abdul Manaf as the dean of the School of Government, University Utara Malaysia. Visiting Professor is an activity that aims to provide new insights that are closely related to teaching subjects, especially for students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). In addition, visiting professors also help deepen students’ knowledge of current issues regarding governance in an international sphere that they may not get in class.

This event started at 14.40, and was attended by all IGOV UMY students Batch 2021. On this occasion the presenters discussed the development of local government in Malaysia. Opened with an explanation of how the political system, inter-governmental relations, types of local government, and local authorities in Malaysia. In this discussion, the speaker also said that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian government had maximized the use of digital platforms.

After that, it was followed by a discussion of various issues and challenges faced by the Malaysian government. These problems and challenges include, rapid urbanization, citizens have high expectations of the government that considers all countries the same, the ability of local governments to generate their own income, the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and others. This event took place smoothly and the participants looked very enthusiastic, in the end the event was closed with a question and answer session between the presenters and participants. (ARP)

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Visiting Professor: Analysing Regional & Global Climate Change Scenario

Yogyakarta (3/12) – Visiting Professor (Guest Lecturer) is one of the internationalization programs of the Universitas 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 have 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.

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Therefore, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration 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 Agustiyara, MPA., from the Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary. The activity was held on Saturday (3/12) through the Zoom Meetings and moderated by Nawang Kurniawati, S.IP., MPA.

In this activity, Mr. Agus brought up the topic of Analysing Regional & Global Climate Change Scenario which he explained about Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) dan Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP), These 2 things have similarities to projecting climate change in the future, but there are differences between the 2 things, SSP based scenarios further refine the previous greenhouse gas concentration scenarios known as Representative Concentration Pathways or RCPs. This is certainly useful for IGOV UMY students to become a provision when they become policymakers regarding the environment, where these data become a reference and not just assumptions in making public policies later. (ARP)

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Visiting Professor: Procurement of Government Goods and Services “The Concept of Collaborative Government: Private-Public Partnership Infrastructure

Yogyakarta (30/11) – Visiting Professor (Guest Lecturer) is one of the internationalization programs of the Universitas 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 have 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 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 Junsel James Y. Valmoria, BA., MPA., MIP., from the Izumo Center for Technology and Science, Japan. The activity was held on Wednesday (30/11) through Zoom Meetings to fill in the Goods and Services Procurement course taught by Prof. Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc.

In this activity, Mr. Jazib brought up the topic of Procurement of Government Goods and Services “The Concept of Collaborative Government: Private-Public Partnership Infrastructure” with several scopes, such as G – G Collaboration & Partnership, Dangers and Growths, Belt and Road Initiative Indonesia, and The Rising & Sinking China. The reason why should collaborate is that it is a correct way of a contractual relationship between one or more government entities and one or more organizations of the private sector. Therefore, the result of the collaboration is making greater efficiency in every aspect. In addition, the collaboration is emphasizing value for money, focusing on reduced costs, better risk allocation, improved services, and possible generation of additional revenue. (ARP)