Over 200 Prospective Students Vie For UIAD Sinjai Seats in Admission Batch I

Over 200 Prospective Students Vie For UIAD Sinjai Seats in First Round

A total of 222 prospective freshmen competed for Universitas Islam Ahmad Dahlan (UIAD) Sinjai seats in the New Student Admission (PMB) Batch I Academic Year 2023/2024 on Thursday, (18/05) at UIAD.

From 222 total registered students, 50 people enrolled through Muhammadiyah Cadre Admission Path and the rest followed the regular one. The Candidates of Universitas Islam Ahmad Dahlan Student followed written tests and interviews, including Qur’an Recitation, Islamic insight, insight into the selected study program, motivation to choose a study program, while for the written test includes a general knowledge test.

The Chairperson of the Student Admission Board (LPMB) UIAD Sinjai, Andi Muh Fatahillah, S.Pd., M.Pd. said that the test became the first selection stage after the opening of Admission Round I at the beginning of February until May 15, 2023. “The selection test has been completed and successfully organized. The students can wait for the results to be announced from the Student Admission committee. Currently, the Admission Batch II has been opened and ends on August 15, 2023,” he explained.

Furthermore, he mentioned Universitas Islam Ahmad Dahlan provided a welcome opportunity for the prospective students, including high school / vocational / MA alumni to be a part of the blue campus as UIAD Sinjai in the 2023/2024 Academic Year.

“Studying at UIAD Sinjai offers various Study Programs, including 11 Bachelor and 1 Master Programs. There are also internal and external scholarship options in UIAD Sinjai that have been received by many active students at this time. Also, we have conducive classrooms that are so representative that it will be the best (learning) facility for students,” he added.

Inauguration of UMSB Vice Rectors for 2023-2024

Inauguration of UMSB Vice Rectors for 2023-2024

The Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat (UMSB), Dr. Riki Saputra, MA inaugurated the Vice Rectors I, II and III. The inauguration was located at the Prof. Dr. Ahmad Syafii Maarif, MA Convention Hall, UM Sumatera Barat campus in Padang, Monday (22/05).

In his remarks, Dr. Riki Saputra, MA congratulated the three elected Vice Chancellors who in the next 4 years will carry out the progress of UM Sumatera Barat.

Furthermore, he also thanked the former Vice Rectors who had developed UMSB with both ups and downs, to improve UM Sumatera Barat until it is familiarly known in the communities as it is now. “I hope the 4 years will be a field of worship for has devoted almost all his time to this campus,” said Riki Saputra.

Riki Saputra said, today we have signed a contract and pact of integrity for the Vice Chancellor for the following 4 years. In addition, in the next 2 months, they will also sign performance contracts for Deans, Directors, and Heads of Technical Implementation Unit (UPT) at UM Sumatera Barat, while the derivative leadership will be organized by faculty leaders.

On the other hand, Bachtiar, the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Provincial Board of West Sumatra, advised that leadership must be well maintained and carried out based on authority, especially UM Sumatera Barat currently chasing after the other great universities. Therefore, UM Sumatera Barat requires strong energy to develop itself and takes synergy between Muhammadiyah Board in producing a conducive situation.

“Remember this mandate is accountable to Allah, take it to the fullest potential,” Samsudin said. On this occasion, the virtual presence of the Council for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) Muhammadiyah Central Board, Muhammad Samsudin, S.Ag., M.Pd, also congratulated the elected Vice Chancellors, and thanked the former Vice Chancellors.

He added that UM Sumatera Barat is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia. With a long history, the dynamics are certainly valuable lessons to build this campus better for the following four years.

Ready to Cooperate with Global Partners, UMMU Follows KUI Training in Institut Teknologi Surabaya

Ready to Cooperate with Global Partners, UMMU Follows KUI Training in Institut Teknologi Surabaya

Universitas Muhammadiyah Maluku Utara (UMMU) attended Office of International Affairs (KUI) Training at Institut Teknologi Surabaya as it is ready to cooperate closely with 7 countries. The Head of KUI UMMU, Faujia Umasugi, S.Pd., M.Pd., B.I, followed the Training and Workshop on Strengthening the Office of International Affairs (PPKUI) on Monday-Friday (22-26/05). The training aimed to strengthen cooperation networks with more than 13 international universities from various countries, including Turkiye, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Poland, and the Philippines.

This training and workshop was held in an offline format while adhering to the health protocols. The participants were present in person at the Institut Teknologi Surabaya to establish good working relationships. In addition, the program also invited presenters from various countries who shared their knowledge and experience through the zoom application platform.

Faujia Umasugi, UMMU representative,  actively participated in this activity. She had the opportunity to interact and exchange information with the representatives of other international universities. In this forum, they discussed various issues related to academic cooperation, student exchanges, research, and joint development of study programs. The involvement in the KUI Training and Workshop provides plenty of opportunities for UMMU to expand its international cooperation network. With a stronger relationship between these international universities, it is hoped that mutual cooperation opportunities will be produced, both in terms of academic exchange and also research and learning development.

Through this participation, UMMU shows its full commitment to continuously improve the quality of education and international cooperation. It was expected that the cooperation will create a positive impact on academic development and increase the university’s reputation at the global level.

IKIPMu Maumere Signs MoA with UMM Offering Scholarship for Master’s and Doctoral Degree

IKIPMu Maumere Signs MoA with UMM Offering Scholarship for Master’s and Doctoral Degree

IKIP Muhammadiyah (IKIPMu) Maumere collaborates with Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) in offering scholarships to pursue Master (S-2) and Doctoral (S-3) degrees at UMM. This program was marked by a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) agreement and followed by socialization from UMM Postgraduate Director, Prof. H. Akhsanul In’am, Ph.D at Ahmad Dahlan Building, Tuesday (16/05).

The agreement to pursue S-2 and S-3 degrees for lecturers, teachers, and Muhammadiyah preachers (mubaligh) have a positive impact on IKIPMu Maumere Staff and Lecturers. It was expressed by the Rector of IKIPMu Maumere in his speech in order to take this golden opportunity. “In this collaboration, I hope that IKIPMu Maumere staff and lecturers can take the opportunities that have been provided,” said Erwin Prastyo, S.T., M.Pd, Rector of IKIPMu Maumere.

One of the study programs that the Rector frequently mentioned is Pedagogy. In his statement, to have human resources that have Master of Pedagogy can be prepared for the Early Childhood Education (PAUD) and Elementary School Education (PGSD) study programs later. As a collaborative partner, on the same occasion, the Rector of IKIPMu Maumere asked for an explanation regarding where the lecturers from the 8 study programs in IKIPMu Maumere should continue their studies to Prof. H. Akhsanul In’am, Ph.D..

In socialization, the UMM professor has offered various kinds of scholarships for master and doctoral candidates from IKIPMu Maumere. It includes the scholarship for the Muhammadiyah Lecturer and  Teacher, Mubaligh Scholarship and the Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for Islamic Studies at UMM.

As for the master’s program for the Muhammadiyah Lecturer, Teacher, and Mubaligh Scholarship, there are several study programs offered including. Master of Pedagogy, Indonesian Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Biology Education, and Islamic Studies. Currently, the registration process is ongoing for all programs with scholarships that have been offered.

UM Metro Transfer of Power Ceremony: Dr Nyoto Ready To Work Hard

UM Metro Transfer of Power Ceremony: Dr Nyoto Ready To Work Hard

Dr. H. Nyoto Suseno, M.Si., officially appointed as Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro (UM Metro), replacing Drs. H. Jazim Ahmad, M.Pd., in the transfer of power ceremony held in the Hall of Building E, Tuesday (09/05).

In his remarks, Drs Jazim Ahmad expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of the entire academic community during his tenure as rector. “I feel very grateful and proud to be able to lead Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro for the past 4 years. During the chairmanship, I have tried to develop UM Metro into a qualified university that has high competitiveness. I highly appreciate all UM Metro academicians who have worked collaboratively in realizing the vision and mission of this university,” said Jazim.

He also expected that Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro can continue to develop better in the future. “I hope Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro will continue to develop and achieve even more brilliant achievements in the future. And also, UM Metro will become a convenient place for students to learn and develop,” Jazim concluded.

On the other hand, Dr. Nyoto Suseno also expressed his gratitude for the trust given to lead Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro in 2023-2027. “I will continue to improve the quality of education and research at Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro as mandated by the Council for Higher Education Research and Development. I also hope to expand cooperation with various parties to improve the achievements and quality of UM Metro,” Dr. Nyoto concluded.

Also attending the ceremony among others the Mayor of Metro, Deputy Regent of East Lampung, Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah Provincial Boards of Lampung, Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah of Metro, the State and Private University Boards in Lampung, UM Metro officials, lecturers, staff, and students.

APTIKIS, which STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru Join the Association, Organizes Inauguration and National Meeting

APTIKIS, which STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru Join the Association, Organizes Inauguration and National Meeting

The Association of Private Islamic Higher Education Institutions (APTIKIS) Indonesia successfully carried out the Inauguration and its National Meeting (Rakernas) which also organized a National Seminar on Thursday (11/05).

The event was attended by various private Islamic higher education institutions in Indonesia, including the Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (STKIP) Muhammadiyah Barru. It also invited several speakers, namely the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, the Rector of Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), Prof. Dr. Fathul Wahid, S.T., M.Sc., and the Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (Unismuh), Prof. Dr. H. Ambo Asse, M.Ag.

On this occasion, STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru established several cooperation with other universities in education, research, and community service. The commitment to collaborate was expected to improve the quality and performance of higher education in facing contemporary challenges.

Dr. Andi Fiptar Alam, the Chairman of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, expressed his gratitude for the implementation of APTIKIS programs. “As well as bringing various advantages to higher education institutions,” said Andi Fiptar.

The member of the APTIKIS Expert Council, Ismail Suardi Wekke, expressed his gratitude for the committee’s hard work in organizing the event. He also appreciated the contribution and participation of all members of APTIKIS.

“We are very grateful and proud to be part of APTIKIS which becomes the first association of private Islamic higher education institutions in Indonesia. We hope that through this program, we can share experiences, knowledge, and innovations to develop Islamic education that is relevant to the times,” said Ismail Suardi Wekke who was in London on Thursday (11/05).

Ismail Suardi Wekke also emphasized the importance of establishing strategic networks with various parties and policy makers to strengthen the role and position of private Islamic higher education institutions in Indonesia. Then, he hoped APTIKIS could become an advocating and affirming forum for the private Islamic higher education institutions to share  interests and aspirations.

“We would like to thank the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs for providing support and appreciation to APTIKIS by being present in Makassar. We also invite all private Islamic higher education institutions to join APTIKIS and jointly build excellent, competitive, and applicable Islamic education for the communities,” Ismail Suardi Wekke concluded.

Receiving Four Awards from LLDIKTI XII, UMMU Owns The Most Numerous Awards

Receiving Four Awards from LLDIKTI XII, UMMU Wins Most This Year

Universitas Muhammadiyah Maluku Utara (UMMU) won four awards from the Higher Education Service Institute (LLDIKTI) Region XII in 2023. The awards include the first-best award for the most numerous study programs accredited B or Baik Sekali, the most numerous lecturer certification awards, the most numerous Community Service grant grantees, and the best award for the most numerous collaborations. The achievement made UMMU the campus that won the most awards in the LLDIKTI XII this year.

The award was announced at the Coordination Meeting of the Leaders of the Administrative Body and the Heads of Private Higher Education Institutions in LLDIKTI Region XII held at the Santika Ambon Hotel, Maluku on Thursday, (11/05). On this occasion, it raised the theme “Higher Education Transformation Towards Excellent Private Universities”.

UMMU was represented by the Vice Rector II, Dr. Ranita Rope, in receiving the award submitted by Drs. Isak Hendrik Sinay, M.Si, the Head of Administration Office of LLDIKTI Region XII (Maluku-North Maluku). In her remarks, Dr. Ranita Rope expressed her gratitude for the award given and mentioned that her parties will maintain the progressive spirit to produce other achievements even though UMMU is a private campus.

This achievement becomes a proof of their commitment in providing high-quality education and will be relevant to the needs of the community. UMMU also hoped that this achievement can be a motivation and inspiration for other campuses in improving the quality of education in Indonesia.

On Young Researchers Competition, CYS Indonesia Collaborates with STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru

On Young Researchers Competition, CYS Indonesia Collaborates with STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru

STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru collaborated with CYS Indonesia, an organization engaged in the development of science and technology for the younger generation, in Lomba Peneliti Belia 2023 ‘2023 Young Researchers Competition in South Sulawesi’ (LPB Sulsel 2023).

As Ismail Suardi Wekke, LPB Sulsel 2023 Committee mentioned on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 London time, LPB Sulsel 2023 as one of programs to encourage the realization of scientific culture for the high school students in Indonesia. This program also collaborated with two universities in South Sulawesi, including the Abdul Haris College of Administrative Sciences (STIA).

LPB Sulsel 2023 is a scientific research competition for junior and senior high school or vocational school students throughout South Sulawesi. This program was opened on May 2, 2023 and will last until October 2023. Participants can register online through the official CYS Indonesia website. There are three research fields that participants can choose from, namely natural science, applied science, and social science.

Prof. Ismail Suardi Wekke, stated that his team will fully support LPB Sulsel 2023 as a contribution to the development of science and technology in the specific region. “We hope that it becomes a forum for students to show their creativity and innovation in science. We are also ready to provide facilities and guidance for participants who need it,” he said.

On the other hand, the Head of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, Dr. Andi Fiptar Alam, appreciated the collaboration between CYS Indonesia and his university in organizing LPB Sulsel 2023. “This is a good opportunity for us to share knowledge and experience with prospective young researchers. We hope that it can increase students’ interest and skills in science, and provide benefits for the advancement of science and technology in Indonesia,” he said.

LPB Sulsel 2023 will select ten finalists from each research field who will enter the final round to be held in October 2023. Also, the finalists will present their research results in front of juries consisting of experts from various disciplines. The winners will receive prizes as a token of appreciation. In addition, they will also have the opportunity to participate in mentoring programs from CYS Indonesia and partner universities.

Record Breaker: Al-Qur’an and Tafsir Becomes First Excellent Study Program of UIAD Sinjai

Record Breaker: Al-Qur’an and Tafsir Becomes First Excellent Study Program of UIAD Sinjai

An encouraging news once again heard from Universitas Islam Ahmad Dahlan (UIAD) Sinjai after the issuance of the Decree and Certificate of Accreditation for the Al-Qur’an and Tafsir Science (IAT) Study Program, Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Communication (FUKIS).

The Decree and Certificate of Accreditation of the Director of the Executive Board of the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT) with No: 135 / SK / BAN-PT / AK / IV / 2023 concerning the Accreditation Rating of the IAT Study Program, FUKIS, UIAD Sinjai declared to meet the requirements of the ‘Unggul’ Excellent Accreditation rating as of April 26, 2023.

The news was welcomed with gratitude and joy by the all UIAD Sinjai academic community, especially in the Al-Qur’an and Tafsir Science Study Program (IAT) which became a record breaker for becoming Excellent Accredited Study Program at the UIAD Sinjai. “Our preparation for the re-accreditation of the study program goes quite long, which is two years. As the Chairperson of the Study Program and the Team Leader, I am truly grateful to all stakeholders involved, including all Faculty leaders, lecturers, students, alumni, partners of collaboration, recruiters and any parties who are involved,” said Siar Ni’mah, the Chairperson of the IAT Study Program.

She also emphasized that the achievement of this superior accreditation is a joint achievement, especially for the re-accreditation team who worked very hard in the process. “In the future, we in the Study Program will continue to synergize with all parties, as well as continue to make improvements and development towards a better direction,” continued Siar Ni’mah. Separately, the same thing was also conveyed by the Dean of the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Communication UIAD Sinjai, Suriati did not forget to express her gratitude and thanks to all stakeholders who have been involved in the Reaccreditation of IAT Study Program.

“I highly appreciate the support and cooperation so far, starting from the preparation of Performance Report (LKPS) and Self-Evaluation Report (LED) to Field Assessment (AL), because everyone is involved (to the process), the results alhamdulillah, can be optimized,” she said. The Excellent Accreditation of IAT Study Program will be valid until April 26, 2028. With this result, the following is the accreditation of each study program at UIAD: Islamic Studies (PAI) (B), Islamic Elementary School Education (PGMI) (Excellent), Arabic Language Education (PBA) (Excellent), Mathematics Education (TM) (Good), Indonesian Language Education (TBI) (Good), Islamic Guidance and Counseling (BPI) (B), Al-Qur’an and Tafsir (IAT) (Excellent), Islamic Communication and Broadcasting (KPI) (Good), Sharia Economics (EKOS) (Good), Islamic Law (HPI) (Good), Sharia Banking (PSY) (Good) and Master Program of Islamic Studies (Good).

UMB Postgraduate Program Innovation: To Invite External Examiners in Masters’ Thesis Seminar

UMB Postgraduate Program Innovation: External Examiners in Masters’ Thesis Seminar

The Postgraduate Program of Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu (UMB) has made a breakthrough by inviting academicians from the other campuses as external examiners in masters’ thesis seminars. The Master Program of Biology Education became the first study program to implement this innovation. In this initiation, six theses of UMB students in Biology Education were examined by four doctors from UMB and one doctor from another university.

The external examiners reviewed and assessed the students’ thesis. On the other hand, the students who initially had doubts and were not confident because of the presence of external examiners, finally enjoyed his presence. The external examiner also provided constructive input so their theses can be more comprehensive.

According to the Coordinator of the UMB Postgraduate Program, Andi Azhar, Ph.D, this UM Bengkulu foremost innovation also became the first time in Bengkulu for the Master’s level. The presence of this external examiner aimed to encourage the improvement of the graduates’ quality from the UMB postgraduate program.

Andi also added that in the future, external examiners will not only come from academicians, but also from practitioners from companies, consultants, and activists. It is a common thing for various leading universities. The campus also hoped that it could have a domino effect in improving academic quality among the UMB Postgraduate academic community.

Besides the Master Program of Biology Education, UM Bengkulu currently also has two other postgraduate programs, namely Management and Indonesian Language and Literature Education. In the future, UM Bengkulu plans to establish new study programs for postgraduate degrees.

The innovation of the UMB postgraduate program in presenting external examiners at students’ thesis seminars became a positive development in encouraging the improvement of academic quality among the UM Bengkulu postgraduate academic community.