Nine IGOV students gained new experiences when they left for a study exchange in Thailand.

Chiang Mai (21/2) The student exchange program is a mandatory program that must be implemented by students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration of the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). Nine students left for Maeojo University Thailand on February 21, 2023, and returned on May 20, 2023.The nine people are Suryaningsih, Septi Nurdian Nova, Muhammad Bagus Zamani, Sherin Nawang Nauroh Nazhifah, Indira Tsaqifa Ratnoputeri, Cholida Tsania Aulia, Dinda Fauziah , Nadia Tri, Nurhidaanti, and Dinda Nur Haliza. The departure of the participants was divided into two groups, namely from the Yogyakarta route consisting of two participants and the other participants via the Jakarta route. All participants will gather together upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, Bangkok.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, IGOV UMY students received a warm and friendly welcome from the airport staff. The officers really helped the students when they checked their passports and asked about the goals of IGOV UMY students going to Thailand.

Aside from that, living in the Land of White Elephants forces them to try to enforce order in accordance with Thai rules and culture, one of which is the rules for using public restrooms. Unlike in Indonesia, toilets in Thailand do not require the use of a lot of water, so participants must keep the toilets clean and dry. In addition, not all Thai people can communicate using English, so participants use sign language in order to communicate well with Thai people. Another alternative is using Google Translate as an effective means of communication while in Thailand.


Providing Support, IGOV UMY Provides Subsidies for 15 Exchange Students Abroad

Yogyakarta (16/2) The mandatory program for international Class Students, namely Student Exchange, has been carried out by IGOV with various international partners. Many benefits can be obtained from this program, such as; opening international relations, opening wider perspectives, improving English language skills, and much more. IGOV UMY has dispatched many students for exchange abroad, this semester there are 15 students who have gone for exchange abroad. 9 exchange students to Maejo University Thailand, 3 exchange students to Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1 exchange student to Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 1 exchange student to Dong-A University South Korea, and 1 exchange student to Asia University Taiwan.

All students who will go on exchange this semester are very happy and enthusiastic, and don’t forget that IGOV UMY provides counseling, debriefing and, at the same time, provides subsidies for students who will exchange for one semester at IGOV UMY partner universities.


In this event, the director of IGOV UMY said that in this program students must focus on self-development, don’t be lulled by the various temptations that exist in exchange destination countries. “You have to focus on self-development, especially in English, and adaptation to the exchange destination country. Don’t get carried away and just focus on playing, you still have to go to college and absorb as much knowledge as possible at partner universities.” said Sakir Ridho Wijaya (FLT)


Holding a Dinner, IGOV UMY Exchanged Gifts with Maejo University Students

Yogyakarta (11/2) – The International Program of Government Affairs and Administration the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) has finished carrying out inbound exchanges with participants, namely two Maejo University Thailand students. This program was carried out for four months from October 2022 – February 2023, with participants namely Amnat Arthan (Neck) and Chakorn Uppala (Sa).

After four months in Indonesia, Neck and Cha will return to their home country, Thailand. They both said they were happy because they could get experiences that they had never had before. Gained new experiences such as getting to know Indonesian culture, Indonesian people’s habits, and also traveling in Indonesia. Not only that, Neck and Cha admitted that they really enjoyed the courses taught at IGOV UMY such as Agile Government, Urban Government, and many more.

Before returning to Thailand, Neck and Cha received an invitation to dinner from the Director of IGOV UMY, namely Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., who was accompanied by Foltama Juna. This event took place at Bakmi Jowo Sinten Remen, Kasihan, Bantul, on Saturday, February 11 February 2023.The event went quite conducive, Neck and Cha really liked the Special Fried Rice in the Restaurant, not only that there we also exchanged gifts, from IGOV give a tumbler and from them give a cloth that is tied on the stomach and make a scarf too. After that they also thanked and gave advice to Igov so that in the future many students would exchange here again


Join KKN Mandiri, IGOV students conduct a survey in Lombok.

Lombok (10/2) – The Community Service Program (KKN) is an obligation that must be followed by students at Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University. It supports the Tridarma of Higher Education namely teaching, research, and community service. Community service is implemented through KKN.

KKN Mandiri is a program carried out by UMY to reach areas in the 3T (frontier, outermost, and disadvantaged) areas. There are more than ten KKN Mandiri at UMY, one of which is Generation Indonesia Mengabdi (Genesia). The location for the KKN Mandiri Genesia implementation is Bilok Petung Village, Sembalun District, East Lombok Regency, NTB. Before carrying out the Mandiri KKN program, each Mandiri KKN must make observations represented by several group members. Fadhila Septiyaning IGOV batch 2020 is a member of the Genesia Mandiri KKN. Fadhila represented the education division in the observation. According to Her, this observation is very important considering that a good work program starts with good preparation. This preparation can be done in various ways, one of which is by observation.


Fadhila revealed that the KKN Mandiri Genesia observations took place over a 10-day period, from February 9 to February 16, 2023.This observation was taken by train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya, then continued by ship from Tanjung Perak port to Lombok port.

“There is a lot of potential in Bilok Village, because this village is passed by the Mount Rinjani hiking trail. However, there is a lot that needs to be improved, such as the management of Mount Rinjani Climbing Tourism and Equitable Education,” said Fadhila (FLT).


Boosting School Promotion, IGOV UMY held Roadshows to Various Regions

Yogyakarta (3/2) – Promotion to school is something that all universities, both public and private, must do. This is done in order to further enhance the brand awareness of a study program or university. In addition, one of the efforts to get quality prospective students is to promote the introduction of the study program to both students and teachers.

IGOV UMY conducted a roadshow activity with the Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University Admission Bureau. There are several cities in Indonesia that are the destinations for the roadshow conducted by IGOV UMY, such as Tangerang, Tulungagung, Klaten, and Sleman. IGOV was represented by Aditya Fatmandadika Qurnain, IGOV Batch 2020. This activity took place through several different schemes in each city, such as direct presentations to classes, campus exhibitions with various other universities, and many more.


From the beginning of January to the end of February, this activity was carried out in Tulungagung on January 15-17, 2023; Klaten on January 26-28, 2023; Tangerang on January 29-31, 2023; Pakem, Sleman, and Solo on February 4-8, 2023; and Solo on January 20, 2023.This activity takes place in various schools, both public and private.


Aditya admitted that he was very happy because he was given the opportunity to represent IGOV UMY, Apart from his lively speech, students at the school were also very enthusiastic about asking questions about IGOV UMY. “It’s really fun to be IGOV’s representative for promotions to schools. Apart from being able to meet new people, I can also explain to students how the learning culture is at IGOV. The majority of their children ask about where student exchanges can go,” said Aditya (FLT)


Visit Borobudur, Thai Students are very Enthusiastic

Magelang (27/12) – Various types of tourism are offered in Jogja, ranging from cultural, historical, and nature tourism to spiritual tourism. Because Jogja is known as a favorite tourist spot, of course it offers a variety of excellent tourist attractions that you must visit when visiting this student city. One of the tourist objects is the Borobudur Temple.

This Borobudur Temple is actually not located right in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, but in Magelang, Central Java, or about 40 KM from downtown Jogja. However, this largest Buddhist temple in the world is one of the tourist attractions that you must visit if you are on vacation in Jogja. Borobudur Temple is famous to various parts of the world, this temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.

Amnat Arthan (Neck) and Chakorn Uppala (Sa) are students of Maejo University Thailand who had the opportunity to carry out an Inbound Exchange to Ilmu Pemerintahan (IGOV UMY). They were accompanied by Efriza Nur Hadi IGOV Batch 2022 to the Borobudur Temple. This program is called the Cultural Exchnge. The Cultural Exchange was held with the aim of providing knowledge related to culture and culture in Indonesia, especially in the city of Yogyakarta. Neck and Sa said they were very happy to be able to visit Borobudur Temple, especially since they are both Buddhists.

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Attempting to Play Jeep: Chakorn and Neck’s First Experience

Yogyakarta (27/12) – Yogyakarta has many tourist destinations such as history, culture, natural tourism, and culinary tourism, which are scattered in many places in Yogyakarta. In the south of Yogyakarta, we know there are several beaches that must be visited when we are in Yogyakarta, such as Indrayanti Beach, Drini Beach, Kesirat Beach, and many more. A volcano to the north of Yogyakarta can be drawn in a straight line with the Yogyakarta Monument and Parangtritis Beach.

Amnat Arthan (Neck) and Chakorn Uppala (Sa) are students of Maejo University Thailand who had the opportunity to carry out an Inbound Exchange to Ilmu Pemerintahan Kelas Internasional (IGOV UMY). Exchange implementation at IGOV UMY is not only carried out in class with lecturers, but at IGOV UMY there is a Cultural Exchange program. This Cultural Exchange is a program created by IGOV UMY to introduce Indonesian culture, especially Yogyakarta, to Inbound Exchange students.

This event was very exciting and fun, Neck and Sa admitted that this was their first experience traveling around nature using a Jeep. Neck said he was very scared at first because the Jeep did not have a lid on the top of the car, but at the end of the session Neck realized that this was being used to play in the water at the end of the session.
“This is very exciting bro, but at first I was afraid to fall because there was no cover on the jeep. But at the end of the session I just found out about its function,” said Neck

Accompanied by Reyhan Dwi Priyandi and Jaya Suparman IGOV Class of 2018 as buddies, they visited several places. At breakfast they eat at Kopi Klotok which is in Pakem, Sleman, DIY. Using the Jeep they visited the Museum Sisa Hartaku, Kaliadem Bunker and finally playing water in the Merapi River. (FLT)


SOG UUM Invites IGOV UMY to Be Panelists in Intellectual Discourse

Malaysia (12/1) – The Intellectual Discourse SOG Inbound Mobility Program was held by the School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (SOG UUM).This event was held at UUM’s Cluster 6/25 Lecture Council. This event invited various Panelists from Indonesia and Malaysia. From Indonesia, SOG UUM invited Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin, who is a representative from Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta University (UMY), ASSOC. Prof. Dr. H. Rahyunir Rauf, M.Si and Dr. Fitrisia Munir from Riau Islamic University (UIR). Meanwhile, from Malaysia SOG UUM invited lecturers from SOG UUM, namely Dr. Muslimin Wallang. This event was moderated by Dr. Vally A/P Senasi from SOG UUM.


This event went very well. Students from SOG UUM listened enthusiastically, especially with the material that Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin presented Indonesian Digital Transformation: Between Technology, Governments and Public Services. Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin explained that there are 3 processes in building a digital service system, namely, Analog Government – E-Government – Digital Government. Indonesia is in the process of transitioning to digital government.Of course, Indonesia is already implementing e-government. The basic difference between E-Government and Digital Government lies in the use of technology used by ASN in public services. E-Government focuses on digitizing all services and information so that it can be easily accessed by Indonesian people, while Digital Government can be implemented if there are adequate human resources so that it can be implemented in Indonesia. As a result, in public services, it has been done with a structured system and a clear system.

Prof. Dr. Dyah Mutiarin Said that Indonesia is currently in the process of moving towards Digital Government, this is expected to increase efficiency, convenience, and better accessibility in public services. Apart from that, to realize good government, transparency is needed. Therefore, Digital Government must be implemented in Indonesia


Creating a Short Mobility Program, IGOV UMY invited SOG UUM to Collaborate.

Malaysia (11/1) The Exchange Program is mandatory for international class students at Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University, including IGOV UMY. IGOV UMY facilitates student exchange programs with several destination countries both in Europe and Asia.
The Short Mobility Program is a collaboration implemented between IGOV UMY and the School of Government Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Held for 7 days at UUM from January 9–15, 2023, and will be resumed in March 2023 at IGOV UMY. This program focuses on academic activities and some non-academic activities. This program is a step taken by IGOV UMY to facilitate the Exchange Substitute Program for students who have never done an exchange before. This is done considering that exchange is something that must be carried out for international class students.

The trip to Malaysia was taken by plane on 9/1 from New Yogyakarta International Airport, the first flight was Yogyakarta-Kuala Lumpur, then Kuala Lumpur-Kedah. The reception by UUM was very good, they picked up the group from UMY at Alor Setar airport. After arriving at UUM, the first building to visit was Anjung Guest (UUM Museum). In the Guest Pavilion, it is explained regarding the history of UUM, UUM’s business entities, etc.


Visit KPU DIY; IGOV UMY held a Substitute KKL

Yogyakarta (10/1) IGOV UMY has now implemented an Outcome Based Education (OBE) curriculum which places student learning not only based on theory, but also on practicum in government institutions. Students are required to attend Field Work Lectures (KKL) at the local government to study the implementation of the theory they have learned in lectures. KKL is expected to open opportunities for students to interact directly with government practitioners regarding the implementation of government policies, programs, and activities.
Because this KKL is mandatory for every IGOV UMY student,  IGOV UMY is holding a collective KKL for all IGOV UMY students batch 2020 and 2021. This collective KKL will be held on Monday, January 15, 2023, with the aim of going to Bali. In this KKL program, they will visit several places in Bali, such as Bali Bappeda, Bali KPU, Bali BPKAD, and Bali DPRD. Students who are unable to join the KKL in Bali may be permitted to join the Substitute KKL.
Substitute KKL can be implemented in Yogyakarta following the directions of the advisor. The DIY Election Commission was visited by the Election Governance Course with Dr. Phil Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA as a Lecturer. This Substitute KKL will be held on Tuesday, 10th of January 2023 00.30 PM-03.00 PM. By wearing a collared shirt and alma mater, when at the KPU it was explained about the duties of the KPU, that the KPU’s task was not only when the election was going to be held, but 2-3 years before the election, with the aim of collecting voter data. (FLT)