Welcoming Dinner with UUM Fellows Become the First Opening for the Short Mobility Program

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.


IGOV UMY interviewed two candidates of IGOV UMY for Student Requirements

YOGYAKARTA (9/3) – International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV) UMY always keep developing the international environment and facilitating students to expand their intellectual capacity, core competency, skills about essential issues on a global scale, especially in a governmental and political case. Thus, IGOV UMY continuously allows international students to grow and learn together to create a global environment. 

IGOV UMY interviewed two foreign candidates as the registration requirements of IGOV UMY student college. They are Chernet Masresha Asmamaw from Ethiopia and Osid Ahmed Abdullah Hageb came from Yemen. Previously, the candidates consisted of three who registered for IGOV at first, but one candidate left the position due to his case. The agenda was held at the Zoom Meeting because the participants could not attend the offline meeting. The selection was led 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. 

With this program, the Head of the UMY Government Science Study Program said it would assess the candidates to get the best score. Furthermore, the elected students properly get the fully funded scholarship from UMY as their facilitation as an international student.

One participant said he has lived in Bogor, West Java, for six years. He started living in Indonesia from about 2015 to 2017, and he took a one-year gap to rest as the conflict in his country raised his trauma, then he got into senior high school. He lives alone in a refugee because his parents still live in Yemen. Furthermore, he decided to take IGOV as his following study in Indonesia. The agenda is run systematically from start to end, and the problem comes only from the connection at the beginning of the meeting. 


The University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta held the 3rd Graduation Day for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.

YOGYAKARTA (8/3). Graduation is the final process of academic activities at a tertiary institution. The inauguration of a graduate as a scholar does not define that a person has finished the learning process. Instead, a bachelor’s degree is a new round of learning by joining the natural environment and implementing the knowledge and experience in the community.

As one of the agendas in the even semester of the 2022/2023 academic year, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) holds graduations for Vocational, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programs. The graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday (8/3) at the UMY Sportorium. The event was well organized, from 07.00 until 11.00, and 302 participants from various education departments attended it. Six IGOV students, consisting of the 2017 and 2018 batches, carried out the graduation, including Fitra Aini Ramadhani, Agung Muhammad Arasy, Nadira Rizkynia Melanie, Raihan Dwipriandi, Farhan Fansuri Maswi.

The graduation, the third period in the 2022/2023 academic year, is divided into two sessions. The first session was graduation for the Economics and Business, Agriculture, Dentistry, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Language Education faculties. The second session will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023. It will be attended by graduation participants from the faculties of Social and Political Sciences, Islamic Religion, Engineering, Vocational Studies, Law, and the Postgraduate program.



UMY visits SMA N 8 Yogyakarta for Promotion on The 2nd Campus Tour

YOGYAKARTA (28/2) – For the UMY’s 42nd anniversary, UMY Campus Tour activities will be held at various high schools in Indonesia. This activity was accommodated by the UMY Admissions, which involved their students in this program to introduce the UMY campus to candidate students in various regions in Indonesia. The events started with presentations to the school’s pupils about educational studies at UMY, presentations programs at the UMY campus, and inviting candidates of the students to tour the campus area to discuss UMY more.

One of the IGOV students, Gumesha Rahma Jati, also had the opportunity to be directly involved in the UMY Campus Tour held at SMA Negeri 8 Yogyakarta on Tuesday, 28 February 2023. The event went lively with enthusiasm from students who paid attention to Gumesha’s presentation. Meanwhile, Gumesha explained the international class Government Science program, student exchange program, and scholarships students could apply for. Gumesha shared her experience as an outstanding student in participating in the 4th Bandung Lautan Api International Silat Championship.

This is the second year that UMY has held Campus Tours to various regions in Indonesia. This activity will attract and motivate students to continue their education, especially at UMY, which facilitates students to gain more exciting experiences through the various programs offered. It is an international class program.



The Preparation Meeting of the IGOV UMY x School of Government UUM Short Mobility Program

YOGYAKARTA (3/2). The discussion meeting on the preparation of the Short Mobility Program was carried out well organized. The Short Mobility Program is a program intended for final-year students of the international class Government Science program. IGOV UMY implements this program to facilitate final-year students who still need to complete a student exchange program.

The student exchange program is the primary requirement for all international class Government Science programs at UMY and a mandatory requirement for submitting a thesis program. This program is convenient for final-year students as the duration is shorter, two weeks, than student exchange programs, usually held for one semester. This program will offer three credits and a certificate equivalent to the student exchange program.

This meeting was held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, in the 2nd room of Cafe 1912. Therefore, IGOV UMY initiated a short mobility preparation meeting. This meeting was attended by four representatives from work units, including IGOV UMY, Government Science (IP), Jusuf Kalla School Government (JKSG), and Research and Innovation Institute (LRI). The results of this meeting decide on the events to be held, the time and place for the event, and several lecturers who will provide material related to this program. So, the event will be held from Friday, March 10th, 2023, to Wednesday, March 15th, 2023



Adil Ario, First IGOV Student to Exchange to the University of Malaysia Pahang

Pahang (2/4) Malaysia is still the top country of choice for student exchange. Several well-known universities, such as University Sains Malaysia, University Utara Malaysia, and University Pahang Malaysia, can be chosen by UMY IGOV students for their exchange purposes. This is because Malaysia has few differences from Indonesia in terms of culture and language.

Adil Ario is an IGOV UMY student (class of 2020) who chose the University of Pahang Malaysia to run his student exchange program. After going through a series of selections conducted by IGOV UMY and the UMY International and Cooperation Institute, this man from Lampung was successfully declared to have passed to take part in a student exchange program at the University of Pahang, Malaysia.

The Exchange program lasted six months, from March 11 to July 18, 2023. Adil said he was happy to be able to take part in this program because this was the one he had been waiting for. Adil said that fast exchange meant that he had completed one responsibility as an IGOV UMY student so that he could focus on other things, such as internships, KKN, and his thesis afterward.

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Choosing Exchange in South Korea, Salsa arrives in Winter.

Busan (1/2) Exchange is a must-do program for international class students, and Salsa Della is no exception. He is an IGOV UMY 21′ student who successfully passed the exchange to South Korea after completing a series of selections by Cooperation and International Affairs (CIA) UMY. This made Salsa the first IGOV UMY student to do an exchange at Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea.

Salsa chose South Korea to do the study exchange because she said she was happy with South Korean culture, such as K-Pop, South Korean food, and South Korean traditional clothes. Salsa can and is fluent in Korean because there were Korean lessons when she was in senior high school.

Salsa left for Korea on February 23, 2023, from Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, East Jakarta. She will do the exchange for one semester, from March to July 2023. Salsa admits that she is happy and that there were no problems during the trip, especially when she arrived in Korea. She says she is happy because she can speak Korean with native Koreans. (FLT)


IGOV Open Registration for the Content Creator Team

Yogyakarta (24/2) IGOV UMY is known for its good management of social media at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). Most recently, IGOV UMY received the most active social media title from Biro Humas dan Protokol (BHP). This title was obtained after UMY held the most active social media competition for all study programs at UMY. Therefore, this good thing must be maintained.

To maintain social media standards, IGOV UMY opens internship opportunities for final-year students of all majors at UMY. The internship position available is that of a content creator. Apprentice registration is open from February 16 to February 23, with an interview on February 24. Participants in the forthcoming recruitment this time were 7 students who came from various study programs such as English Language Education, Communication Studies, Law, and IGOV UMY itself.

There are three stages to the test that participants must pass: administration selection, namely Administration Selection, Interview, and content creation test. After participating in all the series, Nurul Izzah Aulia from English Education was selected to join the internship at IGOV UMY. The selection of Nurul was made because Nurul was considered capable of completing all the selection stages properly and correctly. Besides that, Nurul showed commitment when looking at his CV and experience. (FLT)


Enlivening Milad UMY, IGOV Staff took part in the Badminton Competition

Yogyakarta (24/2) Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta has just celebrated its 42nd anniversary. UMY is celebrating its 42nd birthday with a series of events, including the unveiling of the logo, the UMY Milad Contest, and the UMY Anniversary Reflection Night. The big theme of this year’s 42nd anniversary of UMY is ‘Keep Moving On’. This big theme means that the campus must continue to move in any situation the pandemic is a test for all institutions and individuals.

One of the IGOV UMY staff, Foltama Juna, took part in the men’s doubles badminton competition between UMY employees. There were 48 people participating in this badminton competition which were divided into 6 groups with a pair draw system. Folta and his partner, Yanto, are cleaning staff at the Faculty of Economics. Played three times in the group phase Folta and Yanto won two matches and lost one. The result put Folta and Yanto in second place in Group D.

In the last eight, Folta and Yanto met Afiq and Sudaraja, but unfortunately, Folta had to admit defeat with a score of 16-30.


Magang Studi Independen Bersertifikat Kemendikbud Program was passed by two IGOV UMY students. 

Yogyakarta (23/2) Magang Studi Independen Bersertifikat (MSIB) is a program created by the Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi (Ditjen Dikti) Kemendikbudristek with the aim of providing space for students to gain experience in knowing the professional world and creating a professional workforce. Students who wish to graduate are provided with a place to enter the world of their careers, where soft skill development programs are given by the career center. This program can also replace as many as 20 credits of students who take part in this program.

Awang Rajaprakoso Purnomo and Luthfiyyah Putri Rahmaningrum are IGOV UMY students in the class of 2020 who have successfully passed the MSIB program. Awang and Lutfi managed to pass PT. Erajaya Swasembada as Social Media Intern and Solo Technopark as Strategic Event and Campaign Officer. Awang said that this was a golden opportunity because he could carry out an internship with other participants from various well-known campuses in Indonesia. “It’s really exciting, bro, because the participants are from different campuses and can open new perspectives,” said Awang.