As a form of understanding of changing society of Indonesia, improving the productivity of new science through research, and giving solution to nation’s problem, in the last three years Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) consistently has given research funds for its academicians and students.
The research fund is designed to develop research with international quality through Collaborative Research Funding, which is a cooperation between the government, private sectors and higher education institutions through the Collaborative Research Grant-Triple Helix.
“As a higher education institution, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences has a responsibility to produce new science on related issues. That task emerges since currently Indonesia is having social, economic and political transformations that need to be understood and explained,” said the Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, Tuesday (12/15).
Opening the Research Days 2015, Erwan explained few ASEAN issues about liberalization, intolerance, and public distrust. They funded 68 researches so far.
“As a part of our responsibility, the result of the research will be presented during our annual event, FISIPOL Research Days 2015, that lasts from today until December 18th,” he added.
The Research Days also presented many researches by few research institutes at the Faculty, such as Institute of International Studies (IIS), Newmesis, Research Centre for Politics and Government (POLGOV), Asean Studies Center (ASC), and Youth Study Centre (YouSure) and other 10 researches conducted by Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM and University of Oslo and University of Agder.
One of Professors of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Prof. Dr. Agus Dwiyanto, gave a speech about government bureaucracy.
Bureaucracy is not formed to create power but to use the power to serve the nation. Value system, symbol and service orientation that place citizens as a main focus have to be internalised in the bureaucracy and civil apparatus of the state.
The government has to take concrete step to use information technology and communication as a tool to build a connection and integration, not only among government institutions but also between government with business communication and users,” Agus Dwiyanto said.
The integrations and network between those three institutions, according to Agus Dwiyanto, will become an important step to create integrated governance. If this succeeds, the One Government, One Public Service will take form quickly for everyone to access easily.