UGM has been well-known for its excellence, especially because of the achievements they got. Not only students, but lectures also contribute to living up its name. Today, a lecturer from the UGM Faculty of Law, I Gusti Agung Made Wardana, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D., or well-known as Igam, had won the fellowship from Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Igam got the prestigious achievement at the age of 40 years for his research entitled The Risk of Protecting the Environment: A Southeast Asian Perspective.
"I will conduct research in Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, for two years starting from August 2021. This fellowship is fully funded," he revealed. This research explores the criminalization phenomena to the environment activist either by the government or the company. This phenomenon is highly happening in ASEAN such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, etc. He will conduct the structural condition that causes this condition.
He also added that to step up in this stage, he had been through many strict selection steps in which young researchers over the world also engaged in these selection steps. The selection process consisted of the administration selection stage, including research profile, publication, the study relevance, and significance research proposal to the science and policymakers.
"It was a God bless to obtain this prestigious fellowship to continue my research after doctoral degree. This research aims to support the scientific and policymakers development in our nation," he said.