Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinians Batch II Officially Opened

Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinians Batch II Officially Opened

Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) is reopening the Scholarship Program for Palestinians in Batch II. CHERD organizes the program in collaboration with National Zakat Agency in Indonesia (Baznas RI), Muhammadiyah Institute for Zakat, Infaq, Sadaqah (LazisMu), and through the Ma’had Islam Rafiatul Akhyar (MIRA) donation of Ustadz Adi Hidayat (UAH). The scholarship application will be accepted from June 6 to July 15, 2022.

From the previous batch, twenty-four Palestinian awardees participated in the scholarship program. One of them is Fathi Sulaiman A. Alrawagh, a Palestinian student studying for his Master degree in the Civil Engineering department at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) for two and a half years. It also includes the Indonesian language course for six months or one semester.

Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinians Batch II Officially Reopened
Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinians

The scholarship program comprises two programs, a Master Program (2-years program) and a Short Course (1-month program). Both programs are divided into two batches involving various Muhammadiyah – ’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) in Indonesia. 

The list of universities that joined the first batch comprised UAD, UNISA, Unismuh Makassar, UM Malang, Uhamka, UM Surakarta, and UM Yogyakarta. Meanwhile, in this second batch, MHEIs that follow the program increase for 23 institutions throughout Indonesia, including Sumatera, Java, Sulawesi, and Papua. Moreover, the funding covers full-tuition fees, living allowance, bridging course, establishment allowance, air travel payment, health assurance cover, Indonesia visa payment, PCR, and quarantine procedures. The further details for Muhammadiyah Scholarship for Palestinians can be accessed through the link here. [] CHERD

Muhammadiyah CHERD Collaborates with Balitbang for Human Resources of The Ministry of Communication and Information To Create Digital Community In 2045

Muhammadiyah CHERD Collaborates with Balitbang for Human Resources of Kemenkominfo RI To Create Digital Community In 2045

Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) collaborates with the Institute for Research and Development (Balitbang) of Human Resources of the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo) by signing the Memorandum of Understanding located in the Amphitarium Room of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD), Tuesday (01/02). The signing procession was conducted by Prof Lincolin Arsyad, the Chairman of Muhammadiyah CHERD and Dr Eng Hary Budiarto MKom, the Head of Balitbang for Human Resources Kemenkominfo RI. The procession was also witnessed by Dr Muchlas MT, the Rector of UAD.

In his remarks, Prof Lincolin Arsyad explained that the MoU serves as the collaboration foundation for both parties to support the Indonesian government program to accelerate digital transformation. “The Memorandum of Understanding aims to support digital transformation establishment in Indonesia through economics based on world-class technological innovation and capability sustained by the proficient human resources and digital-culture communities,” he said.

He expected that in the future, Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) could disseminate the advancement of education in supporting digital community establishment. “Let us circulate this information to MHEIs for their support in the digital advancement and excellence,” he said. He also prompted the students to learn digital development seriously. “Because in the future, who owns the access of information will run the world,” said Prof Lincolin Arsyad.

On this occasion, Dr Eng Hary Budiarto MKom appreciated the collaboration agreement. The agreement is an urgent move due to the Indonesian efforts in establishing a progressive community in the digital era. “To create a progressive community, we should master digital technology. By this MoU, it can be inevitable,” he said. He also expected the effort to run to create digital communities in 2045 constantly.

Dr Muchlas MT also mentioned that all MHEIs in Indonesia could implement the collaboration. “I hope this collaboration can be followed up to be advantageous programs to human resources development, especially in informatics and recent technology,” he said.

The scope of this collaboration involved human resource development in communication and informatics, data and information exchange that is ethical, safe, responsible, and following applicable regulations, and other activities that both parties have agreed.

Muhammadiyah Commits to Fight Sexual Violence, The Rejection of Permendikbud 30 Purely Because Of Its Substance

Muhammadiyah Commits to Fight Sexual Violence, The Rejection of Permendikbud 30 Purely Because Of Its Substance

When the sexual violence came with the difficulties to reach advocation access towards the victims happened in educational institutions, the government responded with the issuance of the Ministerial Regulation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Permen Dikbudristek) Number 30 the Year 2021 about The Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in Higher Education Institutions Environment.

To respond to the Ministerial Regulation, Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) agreed to fight sexual violence alongside the government.

However, Muhammadiyah through a press release of Muhammadiyah CHERD dated November 8, 2021, urged the government to revise Permen Dikbudristek 30. The request was delivered because Muhammadiyah CHERD highlighted the defective of formal and material, unfortunately, it is misunderstood by various groups as a counterproductive action against sexual violence protection.

 

It is untrue that Muhammadiyah supports Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Violence

On Tuesday (9/11), the Secretary of Muhammadiyah CHERD, Sayuti emphasized that Muhammadiyah has long been committed to fighting sexual violence in 166 Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions throughout Indonesia.

“A lot of questions about the press release that Muhammadiyah supports the sexual violence. Undoubtedly, that was a wrong conclusion. The problem we tried to rise was we found the defective of formal and material included,” Sayuti said.

The crucial highlight for Muhammadiyah in comprehending Permen Dikbudristek was a line in Article 5 Verse (2) which includes the phrase “tanpa persetujuan korban” (without consent from the victim) so that the sexual activity can be allowed if there was consent from the victim. In the other words, the Permen Dikbudristek 30 contains a legal standing for immoral activity and free sex based on consent. It forced Muhammadiyah CHERD denied to legalize the Permen Dikbudristek 30 and requested the government to revoke and revise the regulation.

“The sexual relation context without following Islamic shariah (outside of marriage) in any form, which then, with the victim’s consent is right. It is still incorrect. It is an urgent material factor by an intensive discussion refused the regulation to legalize,” he added. “The line, the phrase ‘tanpa persetujuan korban’ (without consent from the victim), in our opinion, degraded the Permen Dikbudristek substance to be allowed if there is victim’s consent. We highlighted that line,” he emphasized.

 

Permen Dikbudristek 30 is Contraproductive with Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions condition

Although Muhammadiyah is a religious civil organization, Muhammadiyah has established one century alongside the government to educate nations. Of 166 Higher Education Institutions under Muhammadiyah organization, Muhammadiyah has several universities in International recognitions. Muhammadiyah has committed to preventing the students from free sex and its various derivatives included in the Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies (AIK) curriculum framework.

“In Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institutions system, there are 8 Academic Credit Units of the Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies which is supported with adab (manner) guidebook of Muhammadiyah students, Baitul Arqam (Ideological Training) and many other activities to prevent the sexual relationship which is not in accordance of Islamic shariah and other religions law to disagree in sexual relationships outside the marriage,” Sayuti said.

 

Without the Existence of Permen Dikbudristek, Muhammadiyah Continues To Fight Against Sexual Violence.

Another reason to reverse the Permen Dikbudristek 30 is due to the formal defect. The defect is not fulfilling the openness principle in the formulating process as the provision of law and regulation formulation as in the Article 5 point (g) Undang-Undang Nomor 12 Tahun 2011 about the Establishment of Legislative Regulations. Secondly, the disorder content material of Permen Dikbudristek 30.

Moreover, the Permen Dikbudristek 30 regulates a rigid norm and reduces the autonomy of higher education institutions. “The task force has violated the Higher Education Law spirit in the campus autonomy. There is Rector, Vice-Rector in Muhammadiyah Institutions. There is also AIK institute on each campus, in Muhammadiyah, the immoral behavior becomes a bad record for lecturers, educators, and students because we have had several cases where we terminated the lecturers, we suspended them, and so on. In Muhammadiyah campuses, we have already established,” said Sayuti.

Furthermore, Sayuti emphasized that Muhammadiyah can not be tolerated to all of the sexual violence. The rejection of the Permen Dikbudristek 30, in his opinion, can not change Muhammadiyah’s attitude towards the immoral activities in the higher education institutions.

“We criticize and reject the Permen Dikbudristek from a formal and material defect perspective, but of course, we agree that it is a reminder to take preventive efforts, educate students, and if it happens, we will punish the perpetrators. There is no compromise. We should continue to uphold those very important values,” he said.

“Undoubtedly, Muhammadiyah should be absorbed and moderated. Muhammadiyah campuses are also a part of Islamic da’wah, we have this regulation or not, we are committed to establishing Muhammadiyah campuses to be freed from sexual relations outside the marriage, so it doesn’t mean we refuse,” Sayuti concluded.

Three MHEIs Among The Big Ten of World Best Universities

Three MHEIs Among The Big Ten of World Best Islamic Universities

Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) accomplished prideful achievements. The achievements were received by Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) and Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) becomes World Top Islamic Universities in 2021 uniRank University Ranking of October 2021 edition.

Three MHEIs belong to the big ten of the world’s best universities which UMS placed in third place, UMM in sixth place, and UMY in eighth place. These prideful achievements made a good name for Muhammadiyah organization and became the real contribution for the nations and ummah’s education. For detailed information, browse here https://www.4icu.org/id/private/ [] Diktilitbang

Closing Ceremony of Baitul Arqam MSPP Batch IV

Closing Ceremony of Baitul Arqam MSPP Batch IV

Muhammadiyah Scholarship Preparation Program (MSPP) Batch IV Awardees attended the Closing Ceremony of Baitul Arqam MSPP Batch IV last Friday (8/10). The schedule was held in the Development of Quality Assurance for Vocational Education building (BBPPMPV) for Arts and Culture. The awardees were attended offline, while the program was also broadcasted on Diktilitbang Council Youtube Account.

The first schedule was to deliver the testimony from Awardee representatives. Rizal, one of the MSPP Batch IV Awardees, expressed his appreciation. The appreciation was for the facilitators, Muhammadiyah Diktilitbang Council, Muhammadiyah Cadre Education Council, and LazisMu for the opportunity to join the Baitul Arqam MSPP IV. He was also thankful to all Awardees for their enthusiastic and solidarity spirit during Baitul Arqam. Another awardee, Hardianti, continued to express her gratitude to UMY and UMS as they admitted the English proficiency training. Hardianti also gave her fellow Awardees messages to never give up and never quit to achieve their goals.

In the following schedule, Master of Training (MoT) of Baitul Arqam, Paryanto S.Ag., M.IP, explained the MSPP Batch IV report. Come first, the Awardees biodata including the gender (female 59%; male 41%), age (20-30 years old 50%; 31-40 years old 50%), the education degree (undergraduate 26%; graduate 74%), English proficiency level, etc. There was also the religious competence, such as the recitation of Al Quran competence, the activities in Muhammadiyah or its autonomic organization followed. In addition, Paryanto mentioned the three awardees who got the highest score in pre-test and post-test. He also said the game-winner. Lastly, Paryanto expressed his thankfulness to all of the awardees. Furthermore, the schedule was continued by displaying MSPP Batch IV video trailer.

Prof. Chairil Anwar was delivering the speech
Prof. Chairil Anwar was delivering the speech

The speeches

Dr. H. Ari Anshori M.Ag, The Chairman of Muhammadiyah Cadre Education Council, expressed his gratitude for MSPP Batch IV program. He also gave the Awardees message to always bring the Muhammadiyah spirit everywhere. If the Awardees succeed in studying abroad by any chance, they should adapt to the new environment.

Dr. Mahli Zainuddin Tago, M.Si. from LazisMu expressed his appreciation to all awardees and the instructors. Later on, LazisMu still monitors the English proficiency training process in UMY and UMS. “Remember, you will be Muhammadiyah leaders for the next 20 years. So, be ready to take the leadership maps. Stay focused to follow this program optimally,” he said.

Prof. Dr. Chairil Anwar, The Deputy Chair of Muhammadiyah Diktilitbang Council, inferred the theme of the agenda “Dream Big, Achieve More.” He also prayed and hoped that the Awardees’ goals and dreams could be achieved in the future. Additionally, he also motivated MSPP Batch IV Awardees to pursue their overseas study plans. Prof. Chairil Anwar also said that the program proves that Muhammadiyah is concerned about its cadres’ education level attainment. “To all awardees, be ready to embrace the future. Keep the spirit up to follow the 3-months-training ahead; I hope you all were accepted on the universities in your coveted list,”

Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah Is Officially Launched

Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah Is Officially Launched

Muhammadiyah Central Board office became the launching location of Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah ‘Muhammadiyah Cyber University’, Wednesday (6/10). The agenda was also held online and broadcasted in Muhammadiyah Channel Youtube account.

The first agenda was the informational presentation about Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah (Universitas SiberMu) by Dr. Bambang Riyanta, M.T., Rector of Universitas SiberMu. Dr. Bambang explained the establishment process, learning scheme, and information related to Universitas SiberMu. “At the beginning, the ideas of Universitas SiberMu establishment had become an initiative before the pandemic, as an anticipation of the educational orientation by prospective students,” he said.

As the second agenda, recitation of the Decree of Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology about Universitas SiberMu operational permit by Zanuar Fahruzi, S.T., The External Quality Development LLDIKTI Regional V, DIY. Moreover, there was the signing of the official record by President of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Prof Dr Haedar Nashir MSi; Chairman of Muhammadiyah Diktilitbang Council, Prof Lincoln Arsyad MSi PhD; Chairman of Daily Advisory Board Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah, Prof Dr Chairil Anwar MSc; Head of LLDIKTI V DIY Ad Interim, Bhimo Widyo Andoko SH MH; and Head of Administration, Taufiqurrahman SE.

Signing the official report

The signing of the official record for Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah launching.

Furthermore, the Head of LLDIKTI V DIY Ad Interim, Bhimo Widyo Andoko SH MH delivered his speech. “Universitas Siber Muhammadiyah establishment becomes a way to reach people in the 3T (frontier, outermost, underdeveloped) area through educational access,” he said.

The main agenda was the speech and official launching of the Universitas SiberMu by Prof. Dr. H Haedar Nasir M.Si. He said that Universitas SiberMu would be managed in good quality. “Because this is evidence that Muhammadiyah continuously be at the forefront in realizing the developed, qualified, and progressive modern institutions,” he explained.

Becoming The World’s Top Islamic Universities: 3 PTMs’ Prideful Achievement

Becoming The World’s Top Islamic Universities: 3 PTMs’ Prideful Achievement

The prideful achievements are accomplished by 3 Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institutions (PTM) which became 10 Top Islamic Universities in 2021 in the UniRank version. Those are Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), and Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS).

“Based on UniRank ranking, the position of Muhammadiyah universities is above the campuses which so far becomes the references of Muslim in the World, from the accreditation status to the indicators created by UniRank, the result of our PTMs is so prideful,” said Sayuti, Secretary of Muhammadiyah Diktilitbang Council, Thursday (18/02).

Sayuti also explained that Muhammadiyah universities are more efficient and effective compared to the other universities, but this PTMs achievement is higher from the existing budget. “I hope it can be motivation-driven to the other PTMs to accomplish achievements and do continuous improvement in order to improve itself and its qualities,” he said.

The spirit to improve PTM qualities, mentioned by Sayuti, can not be stopped and all of the existing energy should be used to present the progressive PTM. “To manage PTM, we should bring the da’wah and charity service spirit, and continue KH. Ahmad Dahlan’s example for giving good deeds,” he said.

The following is The World’s 10 Top Islamic Campus in 2021 in UniRank version: (1) Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang Indonesia, (2) Iran University of Science and Technology Iran, (3) Cairo University Egypt, (4) Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Indonesia, (5) Umm Al-Qura University Saudi Arabia, (6) Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Iran,  (7) Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia Malaysia, (8) Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta Indonesia, (9) Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang Indonesia, (10) Universitas Islam Indonesia. And other PTMs which spread out in the further lists.