Yogyakarta (8/12) – To enhance internationalization activities and improve soft skills in writing and public speaking, several students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) submitted their papers to the Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences organized by Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang (UNIMMA). The Submit abstract paper activity was held on Monday (5/12) at the Laboratorium Government Science UMY.
The international symposium held by UNIMMA raised the theme ”The Innovation Chain: A Contribution to Society and Industry”. The background of this theme is the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all the 17 SDGs has demonstrated how what began as a health catastrophe swiftly transformed into a human, socioeconomic and environmental crisis. Some of the presenters in this symposium namely Prof. Nuran Acur from the University of Glasgow, Scotland; Dr. Sukanya Dej-adisai from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand; and Dr. Matthias Wetzel Asia University, Taiwan
On this occasion, 9 students participated in the international symposium, some of these names are Kevin Arya Pranaja IGOVers batch 2021, Amanda Aspasia Dilla IGOVers batch 2021, Salsa Della Guitara Putri IGOVers batch 2021, Gumesa Rahma Jati IGOVers batch 2021, Bagaskoro Nur Abu Yogar IGOVers batch 2021, M. Akbar Nugraha Sabarna IGOVers batch 2021, Reyga Pramudita IGOVers batch 2022, Nur Izzaturahmah IGOVers batch 2022, and Rizky Febriyanto IGOVers batch 2022.
Previously, several IGOV UMY students had won the title of Best Presenter at the National Symposium held by Muhammadiyah University of Lampung (UML). However, this does not make them arrogant and makes them enthusiastic to continue to seek knowledge and improve their abilities. As stated by Gumesa Rahma Jati.
“Even though we received an award yesterday as the best presenter at UML, it doesn’t make us arrogant and feel we can do it, instead it makes us feel like we don’t know anything and want to keep learning so that our values will continue to be honed and developed,” he said. (ARP)