One SBMPTMu For Indonesia

One SBMPTMu For Indonesia

Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) organized SBMPTMu (Joint Entrance Selection of Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institutions) Webinar in collaboration with Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD), Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta (Unisa), and UM Semarang (UNIMUS). The blended webinar was conducted on the UAD campus, Saturday (25/06). The webinar that raised the theme Aku Siap Kuliah #3  ‘I’m Ready For College #3’ invited three speakers, comprised Dr Dody Hartanto SPd MPd, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) UAD; Andhita Dyorita K, MPsi, Psikolog, the Chairman of Psychological Services Bureau Unisa Yogyakarta; and Muhammad Munsarif SKom MKom, the Head of Media Center Institute Unimus.

Addressing the webinar, Prof Haedar Nashir explained SBMPTMu program becomes an endeavor for all Muhammadiyah – ’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) to achieve three goals, first, improving collaboration and synergy among MHEIs, second, receiving the best input and resources for the learning process/the students. “Through this (SBMPTMu) program, insyaAllah, we can achieve inputs from qualified student resources that will allow us to produce the best graduates,” said Prof Haedar. He continued the third goal by mentioning that SBMPTMu would support equal access and opportunities without geographic barriers or certain conditions, so all prospective students throughout Indonesia are able to study in MHEIs with a strong network and access. He also expected that the program could be improved to accelerate MHEIs’ development in the transformation and competitive era.

Furthermore, Prof Lincolin Arsyad, the Chairman of CHERD, expressed his appreciation for the SBMPTMu program as the ease of access to higher education. “The prospective students can enroll in any university and have the opportunity to be accepted in MHEIs spread throughout Indonesia,” he said.

The SBMPTMu program is a joint entrance selection of MHEIs for all prospective students. In 2022, the program raised the tagline “One SBMPTMu for Indonesia”. The total of departments that participate in SBMPTMu is approximately 2000 study programs (including Medical Science and Dentistry) from 101 MHEIs. The enrollment schedule for the second batch will be opened from 20 June to 12 August 2022. After applying and taking a test, the prospective students will receive the result from one-day service system (available for all study programs, except the Medical Science and Dentistry). The further details can be accessed through the link here . [] CHERD

Attending 76th Graduation Ceremony, Unismuh Graduates Receive Four Highlights

Attending 76th Graduation Ceremony, Unismuh Graduates Receive Four Highlights

Thousands of Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (Unismuh) students gathered in the 47th Muktamar Convention Center to celebrate the 76th Graduation Ceremony, Thursday (23/06). From 1.257 graduates, Unismuh has achieved varied accomplishments, including a large number of students that received the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemdikbud) scholarship. According to the University, the Rector of Unismuh Ad interim, Dr Abd Rakhim Nanda revealed that from 2018-2022, Kemdikbud awarded 22.046 students scholarships. “The total value of the scholarship in the period is estimated at 65.2 billion rupiahs,” he said.

The scholarships consist of academic achievement improvement (PPA), Bidikmisi, KIP-Kuliah (Indonesia Smart College Card Scholarship), Tuition Fee, and Difabel Assistances. However, Dr Rakhim Nanda continued, Unismuh students not only received the scholarship from the Ministry, but the Campus also awarded the students varied scholarship programs. “In 2022, Unismuh has prepared 250 academic scholarship, 250 hafidz scholarship, and 150 Muhammadiyah cadre (Bibit Unggul Persyarikatan) scholarship,” said Dr Rakhim Nanda, the Vice-Rector I Unismuh Makassar.

The graduates also received several highlights from various figures. Prof Irwan Akib, the Secretary of Muhammadiyah Province Board (PWM) of South Sulawesi delivered his remarks to emphasize that academic achievement is one factor that leads to success. Unismuh, known as ‘the Blue Campus’, could provide various essential teachings for the graduates. According to the Former Rector of Unismuh, the blue color could create a calm and peaceful feeling. Blue is also identified as loyalty, trust, and responsibility. “When we have loyalty and maintain the trust, we can compete in the broader communities,” he said.

The Head of Higher Education Service Institute (LLDikti) Regional IX, Drs Andi Lukman MSi prompted the alumni to own four competencies, comprising creativity, critical thinking, communication skills, and collaboration capabilities. “After this commencement ceremony, it is a new beginning for your own real life. Never stop learning and develop your skills,” Drs Andi Lukman said.

Addressing the graduates, Prof Thobroni, Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) representative, also highlighted to all Unismuh alumni to implement four daily habits. “I leave these messages for you, first, wake up to worship Allah SWT in the night (qiyamullail),” said Prof Thobroni. The UMM Professor of Islamic Studies continued the second highlight was to impel the students to be nice, especially to the parents as their saleh (devout) child. “The third is to improve good deeds, acts of kindness. And also, the fourth is to have generosity in giving to many charities,” he concluded.

UM Metro Lecturers Develop An Application For Learning Algebra

UM Metro Lecturers Develop An Application For Learning Algebra

Dr Dwi Rahmawati, MPd; Ira Vahlia MPd; and Mustika, MKom, Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro (UM Metro) lecturers, developed an application “Socrates-Based Linear Algebra” for students. The application development became a collaboration result between UM Metro and Universitas Lampung (Unila). Ira Vahlia mentioned that currently, the developmental process has implemented the research in 3 different universities, including UM Metro, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ), and Universitas Negeri Tanjungpura (Untan), Kalimantan. “The research involves Mathematics department students of UM Metro, UMJ, and Untan. Meanwhile, UM Metro and Unila become observers in the field surveys,” said Ira in a statement, Wednesday (16/06).

Dwi Rahmawati also explained that her team tried to observe the implementation of an application to learn algebra in classes. She assumed that students would enjoy the learning process through the apps. The apps could stimulate critical thinking in the students. “Especially in the module, we put questions based on Socrates that lead the students in constructing knowledge to adapt in rapid development,” said the Algebra lecturer.

On the other hand, Mustika, an IT expert, estimated their application is convenient to use and suitable for Millenials. “The application is user-friendly, so the app is easy to use. The multimedia basis makes the app suitable for the current generation and makes it fun for learning Mathematics,” said Mustika, a Computer Science lecturer.

Aligned with the statement, Dona Fitriawan MPd, one of the users in Untan, explained that the application could establish learning goals in the classroom. “The module is arranged based on Socratic methods that emphasize critical thinking in Mathematics. The app is clear, concise, and can stimulate the students to think critically,” Dona said. [] CHERD / UMMetro

UMKO Organizes Graduation Ceremony II and 3rd Anniversary Commemoration

UMKO Organizes Graduation Ceremony II and 3rd Anniversary Commemoration

Universitas Muhammadiyah Kotabumi (UMKO) graduated 276 Bachelor’s students by organizing the in-person Commencement Ceremony II in the Law and Social Science Faculty courtyard, Tuesday (22/06). In his remarks, Dr Sumarno, MPd, the Rector of UMKO congratulated 276 alumni that comprised 154 Bachelors of Education and 123 Bachelors of Law. He also revealed that UMKO, established 3 years and 5 days ago, has recently increased the number of study programs. “Alhamdulillah, we commemorate our third anniversary by establishing a new study program, a Master’s degree in Law. Currently, we organize 12 study programs, including 11 Bachelor programs and 1 Master’s program,” he said.

On this occasion, Sudarnoto Abdul Hakim, M.A., the Deputy-Chair of Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD); Fansyuri Dwi Putra, SE, MSi, Head of General Division as representative of the Chairman of Higher Education Service Institute (LLDikti) Regional II; Prof Dr Marzuki Noor, MS, the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Province Board of Lampung Province; Drs H Lekok MM as representative of Budi Utomo, SE, MM, the North Lampung Regent attended the graduation ceremony.

At the University level, the best graduates from the Bachelor program were achieved by Martia Dwi Puspita Sari (English Education), Nova Sari (Mathematics Education), Wahyu Hidayat (Indonesia Language and Literature), Ara Octa Ariyantika (Mathematics Education), and Yuria Yusela (Law Science) as the first to the fourth UMKO valedictorians. Meanwhile, at the Faculty level, Febri Kiswanto (Indonesia Language and Literature), Amaliah (English Education), and Siti Aisah Alawiyah (Indonesia Language and Literature) became the first to third valedictorians from the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP). Al Anna Hofafa, Sri Retno Fatimah, and Dian Zahara were the first to third valedictorians from the Law Faculty. “Congratulations to you all. Good luck with contributing to the community. Keep on working hard to move forward on your life’s path. Maintaining the good name of UMKO anywhere,” said Dr. Sumarno. [] CHERD / UMKO

The British Ambassador to Indonesia Visits Muhammadiyah to Improve Collaboration in Education and Healthcare

The British Ambassador to Indonesia Visits Muhammadiyah to Improve Collaboration in Education and Healthcare

The President of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Prof Haedar Nashir accompanied by the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Agus Taufiqurrahman were pleased to welcome the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Owen Jenkins to Muhammadiyah Central Board Office, Tuesday (21/06). The visitation, according to Prof Haedar, aimed to strengthen a close relationship that exists between the Muhammadiyah Foundation and the British Embassy.

During the visit, both parties intended to maintain and improve various collaborative programs in education and healthcare. “We look for new ways. The British Embassy will connect us to religious institutions in the United Kingdom (UK), so we can build harmonious collaboration, not only with the government of the UK but also the religious and social institutions in the UK,” Prof Haedar said.

Prof Haedar exposed Muhammadiyah and Moslem communities in Indonesia that are modern, tolerant, and peaceful, and highlight the values of inclusivity and plurality. He demonstrated several concrete non-discrimination actions of Muhammadiyah in Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, and the eastern part of Indonesia, irrespective of their culture, religion, ethnicity, etc.

Prof Haedar also appreciated the British Embassy’s arrival at Muhammadiyah Central Board Office. “We also invite Mr. Owen Jenkins to visit several Muhammadiyah higher education institutions and schools, including Madrasah Mu’allimin Yogyakarta, an International Islamic Boarding School,” he said. Responding to Prof Haedar’s statement, Muhammad Sayuti, the Secretary of Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) exposed the discussion of the visit including collaboration between Muhammadiyah higher education institutions and the United Kingdom universities.

On the other hand, Owen explained that it was his first visit to Muhammadiyah and expressed his gratitude for a warm welcome. He admitted that the United Kingdom and Muhammadiyah had collaborated for a long period, and also expected that they could improve the collaboration in the following years. “We honour Muhammadiyah’s commitment to maintaining plurality, supporting Indonesian welfare, and upholding tolerance. Also, for the climate change issue, we appreciate and respect Muhammadiyah’s steps in nature conservancy,” he said.

Agriculture Faculty Unismuh Makassar Held 2022 Agriculture Graduate Gathering

Agriculture Faculty Unismuh Makassar Held A Graduate Gathering

The Agriculture Faculty of Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (Unismuh) held an agriculture graduate gathering on Tuesday (21/06). The gathering at Khas Makassar Hotel, was conducted to celebrate the 76th Graduation Ceremony. At the graduate gathering, ninety-one graduates comprised 76 graduates from Agribusiness, three Aquaculture students, seven from the Forestry department graduates, and five others from Agrotechnology.

On this occasion, the Agriculture Faculty lecturer, Dr Ir Andi Khaeriyah MPd delivered her inaugural address. She mentioned that silaturrahmi ‘gathering to strengthen the bonding’ would be essential to receive sustenance, greater longevity, and eliminate contention. “I hope alumni can maintain the good name of their alma mater and apply the knowledge from studying in the faculty,” he said.

Furthermore, as the Rector representative, Dr Muhammad Tahir MSi, the Vice-Rector III delivered his remarks. The General Secretary of Alumni Association (IKA) Unismuh and the Vice-Rector II Unismuh, Dr Andi Syukri Samsuri MHum attended the gathering. On this agenda, varied leaders of Unismuh boards also presented. They were Dr Ir Sri Mardiyati SP MP, the Chairman of the Agribusiness department; Dr Hikmah Basalama SHut MSi, the Chairman of Forestry; Asni Anwar SPi MSi, the Chairman of Aquaculture; Dr Ir Kasifah MP, the Chairman of Agrotechnology; Dr Ir Irma Sribianti SHut MP IPM, the Chairman of Quality Assurance Institute of Agriculture Faculty; and all lecturers of Agricultural Science faculty. [] CHERD / Unismuh

UMM Launches A Business Unit, The New Bookstore

UMM Launches A Business Unit, The New Bookstore

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) introduced a new business unit. On Sunday (20/06), UMM launched the New Bookstore (NBS) UMM directly inaugurated by the General Secretary of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), Ir. Mohammad Zainal Fatah. The bookstore is located beside Rayz Hotel, UMM in Tlogomas Street 50, Malang.

Moh Zainal mentioned the NBS became the right strategy for UMM in encouraging the students to be interested in reading. He also motivated the campus to provide scholarships. The scholarship not only covers the tuition fees but also provides a book scholarship program. The students could use the fund during their studies.

On the other hand, the Rector of UMM, Dr Fauzan MPd explained that NBS is inseparable from the effort to develop an academic atmosphere. He also expected that NBS could provide literacy access and facilities. Also, it could become an effective educational ecosystem for literacy. “I hope the bookstore can be a destination for communities and students to conduct a literature search. Therefore, it can improve their knowledge and insight over time,” Fauzan hoped.

UMM Launches A Business Unit, The New Bookstore2
Ir. Mohammad Zainal Fatah Inaugurated the New Bookstore (NBS) UMM

Interestingly, the NBS not only provides books from major publishing houses but also offers indie books rarely found in other bookstores. UMM also provides a coffee shop in the bookstore that possibly became the favorite place to read. Moreover, the bookstore is also completed with a podcast corner that is available for all students to develop their potencies.

The New Bookstore was a rebranding of the bookstore established in 2005. It aimed to encourage the youth to be a bibliophile generation, a generation who collects or has a great love for books. So the NBS provides educational books and other series of all genres. The soft launching agenda was also attended by various publishers that contributed to distributing their best books.

In Webometrics, Uhamka Stands First In Top Universities Among MHEIs

In Webometrics, Uhamka Stands First In Top Universities Among MHEIs

Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof DR HAMKA (Uhamka) has been awarded the highest rank in the Webometric ranking among 172 Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) throughout Indonesia. Webometrics is a ranking system for the world’s universities initiated by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/CSIC), the largest public research council in Spain. The rank aimed to promote academic web presence, supporting Open Access systems from universities to transfer knowledge.

Developing institutional motivation was assessed based on the visibility impact (50%), openness (10%), and excellence (40%). Meanwhile, from the impact factor, Webometrics ranked from media networking and information that spread in the digital world. The information particularly referred to the university. Uhamka commits to improving curriculum quality, good governance, facilities and technology, and human resources quality (as the most essential). “Currently, we are developing towards excellent accreditation status. By this achievement of Webometric assessment, we are motivated to move faster, more interactive, and tenacious,” said Prof Gunawan, the Rector of Uhamka.

Prof Gunawan also mentioned that Uhamka became the center of civilization capable of integrating the Four Values ‘Catur Dharma’ in every academic civitas program of MHEIs. It also aligned with Uhamka’s vision and mission as Prophetic Teaching University in the near future.

UMKO Collaborates with Capiz State University, Philippine Encouraging International Academic Mobility

UMKO Collaborates with Capiz State University, Philippine Encouraging International Academic Mobility

Universitas Muhammadiyah Kotabumi (UMKO) collaborates with Capiz State University (CAPSU), Philippines in a student exchange program. Thirty-eight students from Capiz State University would follow various online lectures in UMKO, for approximately one month starting from Monday (20/06). The students would be divided into two different departments, comprising 20 students of Crop Science department and 18 Computer Science students.

The collaboration also became a part of the SEAMEO TVET Exchange Programme – 1st Batch of SEAMEO Virtual TVET Student Exchange implemented between all participating institutions in Southeast Asia in 2022. The program provided an opportunity to boost student exchange elevating accreditation points. In addition, the program would immensely benefit the students to improve their experience during the cultural exchanges.

Addressing the occasion, Dr Sumarno MPd, the Rector of UMKO mentioned the collaboration could give a tremendous advantage for both parties and encourage International Academic Mobility. “I hope the collaboration will be continued in the other fields, especially visiting professors/lecturers, research, joint-publication, and many other programs,” he said.

On the other hand, the President of CAPSU, Dr Dita C Alfon accompanied by the Vice-President for International and Collaboration affairs, Dr Marry Ann Martelino warmly welcomed the virtual lectures. She also mentioned that the virtual academic activities currently eased the process without reducing the essence of the learning activities.

The Head of International Affairs Office (KUI) UMKO, Asep Hardiyanto explained that the program implementation required a solid team between KUI and related study programs, in which the academic roles would be directly controlled by the study programs. “For instance, Agribusiness, Agrotechnology, and Information System departments has received varied visiting lecturers from CAPSU. It will trigger us to keep improving our campus’ quality. Consequently, all departments should be ready to receive visiting professors and exchange students post-pandemic to promote other International partner universities to collaborate with UMKO,” Asep highlighted. [] CHERD / UM Kotabumi

UM Lampung Receives Book Grants From National Library of Indonesia

UM Lampung Receives Book Grants From National Library of Indonesia

Universitas Muhammadiyah Lampung (UM Lampung) received the book grants from the National Library of Indonesia (Perpusnas) on Friday (17/06). Perpusnas assisted in the development of the campus library. Meanwhile, the grants were through the Deputy of Library Development and Literacy Studies Center (P3MB). For UM Lampung, Perpusnas granted 1.000 copies of books and three units of computers. The Head of UM Lampung library, Yonnawati SH MH directly received the book collection. She expected that the book grants could benefit all academic civitas. Furthermore, it could support the implementation of the Four Values ‘Catur Dharma’ in higher education institutions.

From 1.000 copies of the book, five-hundred titles should be recorded in the administrative process, before being saved on the library shelves. The administrative process included first, identification labels by putting the property and inventory stamps. Second, inventory by highlighting the identity and quantity of the library materials in an inventory book. Third, cataloging. Fourth, is classification. Fifth, circulation cards involve call number, author, title, accession number, copy number, and pocket to hold the cards. Sixth, book listing to be placed in librarian service.

Yonnawati hoped that the new collection in Unmuh Lampung library could promote and develop literacy. “I hope it can encourage students and lecturers to improve their creativity and intellectual activity,” he said.

Furthermore, the Rector of UM Lampung, Dr Mardiana expressed her gratitude for having the honor of receiving book grants from Perpusnas to educate communities. “Library becomes a bridge that connects the past, present, and future. Let me express my sincere gratitude to Perpusnas for the book grants to UM Lampung,” she said. [] CHERD