YOGYAKARTA (11/3) – As part of the Short Mobility Problem activity, UMY’s International Government Studies (IGOV) invites the School of Government, University of Utara Malaysia, to execute this activity from Friday, March 10th, 2023, to Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. The event is held in Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). This activity began with the welcoming of the UUM fellow at Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA), Kulonprogo, at 05.40 WIB. It continued by having a welcoming dinner in Bu Harti’s Chicken Restaurant. This event was accompanied by the Director of IGOV, Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., along with two IGOV staff, Adibah Dhivani Gusmi, S.IP., and Muhammad Naufal Rofi, S.IP.
This welcoming dinner event was held in a very pleasant way, with the introduction of members and a sharing session before the Short Mobility Program started the day after. However, there was a case of delayed pickup due to traffic and the changes to the flight schedule. UUM fellow said the route for the flight starts from Kuala Lumpur to Yogyakarta immediately. However, the flight schedule changed to Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Yogyakarta’s route, due to immigration regulations being completed in Jakarta. When they arrive in Yogyakarta, they only wait for baggage in the arrival building. Even though they were only in Indonesia for five days, only a few brought large suitcases. They were very happy to be served warmly by IGOV.
During this event, UUM sent 14 representative consisted of two lecturers, they are the Dean of the School of Government of Universiti Utara Malaysia, Assoc Prof. Halimah binti Abdul Manaf, and Dr. Syahril, the Senior Lecturer of Bachelor of Development Management and also 12 students from two education programs, they are Bachelor of Development Management and Bachelor of Public Management. After having the Welcoming Dinner, the lecturers were allowed to rest at the Professor’s Guest House (PGH), while students were placed at the UMY Postgraduate Guesthouse.