Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM celebrates its 62nd anniversary this year. Raising the theme Trust Building in Digital Revolution, several events are conducted from September to December, one of those is Family Gathering on Sunday (24/9). Attending the gathering was Politics and Government Studies lecturer who is also State Secretary, Prof. Dr. Pratikno. He expressed his hope that the Faculty would progress more amidst the digital era.
“Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM has to keep progressing in encouraging research between departments, international publications, research downstreaming for policy makers, and events that can strengthen the communication between the academic community and the general public,” said minister Pratikno opening the Family Gathering that was attended by hundreds of lecturers, staff, and family.
Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM, Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, M.Si., said the Trust Building in Digital Revolution theme was a reflection that the age of 62 is not a young age. The Faculty, he said, ought to uphold the mission of the higher learning and be prepared for the digital era.
“The digital era poses new challenge for an academic institution. Social and political problems are getting more interconnected with digital technology so that social and political studies require cooperation and integration between disciplines, Besides, higher education needs to show more its contribution to educate the people and develop science,” said Erwan.
Event chairman, Drs. I Gusti Ngurah Putra, MA, described the agenda during the anniversary, such as Kampung Sospol, Research Days, International Seminar, Alumni Gathering and Anniversary Night.
“This time the committee will host once again Kampung Sospol event, Research Days and International Seminar on Social and Politics,” he added.
During the Kampung Sospol event, academic events and community service will be hosted for UGM academic community and the public. Research Days will present research conducted by the Faculty’s lecturers and researchers. Meanwhile, ISSOCP is the first in Indonesia for scientists and practitioners of social, political, and humanities sciences in the country to explore the issue of “trust” following the rampant hoax on the social media. The celebration will culminate with Alumni Gathering and Anniversary Night on 16 December 2017.