Unimugo Eid Gathering Provides Traditional Foods

Unimugo Eid Gathering Provides Various Traditional Foods

Universitas Muhammadiyah Gombong (Unimugo) carried out Eid Gathering on Tuesday (2/5) in the Unimugo Auditorium. Also attending in the activity were, among others Vice Rectors I-IV, Deans of the Faculty of Science and Humanities and Faculty of Health Sciences, all Heads of Study Programs, employees, and students of Unimugo. Interestingly, on this occasion each employee was required to bring traditional food from their respective regions as Puji Handoko SAg MPd, Chief Executive, said.

Although most of them were from Kebumen Regency, many food variants were seen. “Starting from getuk (sweet steamed loaf of pounded cassava), tiwul (cassava cake with brown sugar and shredded coconut), oyek (another cassava cake), sticky rice, sticky fermented rice, lupis (sweet rice cake), and many others. However, the foods are not the main goal. The main goal here is the moment of togetherness,” said Puji Handoko. The main purpose was also conveyed by Sarwomo SKM MKes, the Vice Rector III for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies representing the Rector. “We have to forgive each other, although actually we should not wait for Syawal to forgive each other,” he said.

Sarwono also mentioned on behalf of the University leadership board and management of UNIMUGO, “Of course we made many mistakes and had a lot of imperfections which both intentionally and unintentionally, we sincerely apologize,” he said.

Indah Safitri SKom as a representative of UNIMUGO employees in the Eid Gathering expressed her apologies. “We represent all lecturers and employees, in terms of receiving orders from the University leaders and providing nonoptimal services to students, we apologize profusely,” he said.

The event continued with warm handshakes and greetings between employees, students and Daily Advisory Board (BPH). It represented the expression of mutual forgiveness and to strengthen bonding between UNIMUGO employees and students. The Eid Gathering ended by having meals together with regional specialties by all employees and students.

Sports Physiologist Invited To Speak at IKOR FKM UNIMUS Guest Lecture

Sports Physiologist Invited To Speak at IKOR FKM UNIMUS Guest Lecture

The Undergraduate Program of Sports Science Study Program (IKOR) of the Faculty of Public Health (FKM) in Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (UNIMUS) held a hybrid guest lecture about Sports Physiology on Friday (05/05).

By raising “Cardiovascular System and Body Respiration in Sports”, this lecture invited sports physiologist, Sugiarto, S.Si., M.Sc., AIFM. and was led by the Coordinator of Sports Physiology Course of IKOR FKM UNIMUS, Andre Yogaswara, S.Si., M.Or.

In his material, Sugiarto, S.Si., M.Sc, AIFM explained on how the body’s adaptation response to exercising. “We as humans should be grateful for God’s extraordinary gift about how the body responds so quickly to the intra-cellular level,” he explained.

The lecture was attended by all students of the IKOR FKM UNIMUS study program in the Room 412, 4th Floor of the UNIMUS Health Laboratory. On the other hand, a total of 81 participants also participated online via Zoom Meeting. The participants came from various regions in Indonesia including Central Java, West Java, and East Java.

In his remarks, the Dean of FKM UNIMUS, Dr. Sayono, S.KM., M.Kes. (Epid) highlighted the importance of cardiovascular system and body respiration when exercising for athletes and the community. “Many cases of sudden death occur during exercise experienced by the athletes to general people. Therefore, it is very important to be understood by IKOR students as sports agents towards Indonesian Bugar in 2045,” he explained.

Furthermore, the lecturer of IKOR FKM UNIMUS, Muhammad Muhibbi, M.Pd., AIFM hoped that this guest lecture would be beneficial for students. “We hope that with the presence of sports physiologists here, students will have a better understanding of the sports physiology application in everyday life,” he explained.

UMSB Students Invention To Solve Environmental Problems

UMSB Students Invention To Solve Environmental Problems

Three students from the Faculty of Engineering, UM Sumatera Barat (UMSB) invented a tool that turns plastic waste into useful products. They created a tool that can turn plastic waste into paving blocks. With this tool, the three of them represented UMSB and Bukittinggi in the Appropriate Technology Competition at the West Sumatra Province level. They were Milanium, Indra Saputra, and Nafa Koes Mutiara.

Appropriate technology is technology that is designed for the community with adjustments to environmental, social and cultural aspects. This technology can also play a role as an aspect in improving the welfare of the community. Currently, appropriate technology becomes a special concern of the government to alleviate problems that arise in the community.

Milanium explained the idea came from their concern about the large amount of waste in West Sumatra, especially Bukittinggi, which reaches 183 tons per day. This large amount mostly contains plastic waste, which we all know takes hundreds of years to decompose completely. “If it (plastic waste) is not managed properly, it will not only damage the environment. But also the good name of West Sumatra as a tourist destination,” said Milanium.

On the other hand, Hendri Sawir ST MT as the assessment team from the Community and Village Empowerment Office of West Sumatra Province hugely appreciated the innovation. He highlighted that the three students were able to observe and look further into the needs of the community and government, especially in plastic waste management. “This tool has great potential and is very useful for the community, not only for making paving blocks. But, it can also be used to create other economically valuable products,” he said.

CHERD National Meeting Reveals Various Flagship Programs

CHERD National Meeting Reveals Five Featured Programs

A total of 450 participants attended the National Working Meeting (Rakernas) of the Council for Higher Education, Research and Development (CHERD) of the Muhammadiyah Central Board, Tuesday (02/05). At the same occasion, UM Surabaya launched the Faculty of Dentistry with the support of the Governor of East Java, Drs Hj Khofifah Indar Parawansa MSi. “UM Surabaya highly appreciates the Governor of East Java for not discriminating against any higher education institutions, both public and private,” said the Rector of UM Surabaya, Dr. dr. Sukadiono, MM, in his remarks. He also introduced Kalimas water tourism which Rakernas participants can enjoy.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the CHERD, Prof. Dr. Bambang Setiaji hoped that big and small higher education institutions could collaborate and accelerate in order to be excellent institutions. He also mentioned several featured programs of CHERD, including; PTMA dalam Genggaman (MHEIs from the palm of your hand) program; 5000 Doctoral program, 100,000 Publications in Reputable Scientific Journals program; Strengthening MHEIs; and Strengthening and Integration of Islam and Muhammadiyah studies (AIK) in various Learning Programs for MHEIs. “In the 2022-2027 period, the CHERD’s flagship programs will not only focus on publications. But also implementing AIK in each MHEIs,” he said.

The Governor of East Java, Drs Hj Khofifah Indar Parawansa MSi in her remarks mentioned that higher education institutions have a competitive role in increasing the competition and innovation of the Indonesian. “The 171 MHEIs can create considerable opportunities to improve Indonesia’s ranking. It can be in research, innovation, and creative works,” she said. She also hoped that MHEIs could collaborate with each other to improve the quality of education.

The President of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Prof Dr H Haedar Nashir MSi explained to realize the progressive Islam and Muhammadiyah, we should begin with the construction of thoughts so that it becomes progressive. “Religion, Pancasila, and culture are the foundation for progress. And Muhammadiyah is the pioneer of the renewal movement. Also, the Treatise on Progressive Islam (read: Risalah Islam Berkemajuan) has a broad context in responding to the dynamics of time,” he said.

UMS Inaugurates Four Newly-Constructed Buildings

UMS Inaugurates Four Newly-Constructed Buildings

Along with the Muhammadiyah Central Board, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) inaugurated four newly-constructed buildings and held a sermon of Ramadan 1444 H at the Mohammad Djazman Auditorium, Sunday (16/04). The inauguration of the four buildings was conducted with a ribbon cutting ceremony in each building centralized on Campus 1, UMS. UMS Rector, Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si. mentioned that the four buildings were the Student Club & Activity Center (Griya Mahasiswa), the Integrated Laboratory of the Faculty of Islamic Studies (FAI), the Competency Assessment Building of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FIK), and the Microteaching Laboratory of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP). “The first building is the Griya Mahasiswa Building which will be the center of student activities,” said Prof. Anif.

According to him, the centralization of the Student Clubs and Activity Units (UKM) center aimed to manage it more efficiently and effectively as well as to strengthen all student activities. Because previously, the UKM secretariats spread out in various sections. Griya Mahasiswa, which is the new building for the secretariats and offices of UKM members, is expected to improve student achievement. “Of course we hope that later it can contribute to UMS in various achievements,” he explained.

In addition, Prof. Anif also hoped that these four buildings can improve the quality of learning in general in order to provide various skills and competence to UMS students. On the other hand, the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Board for Tarjih and Tajdid, Prof. Dr. H. Syamsul Anwar, M.A. who also visited the new buildings, cut the ribbon as a symbol of its inauguration. “Hopefully, it will be a blessing. Students will remain highly interested (in their activities) and the implementation of education will also improve,” said Syamsul Anwar.

UMS inaugurated four buildings with a total area of 6,600 m² and will continuously support various student activities.

Prof Irwan Delivers His Remarks at CHERD National Meeting

Prof Irwan Delivers His Remarks at CHERD National Meeting

The Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD/Diktilitbang) of Muhammadiyah Central Board opened the National Working Meeting (Rakernas) on Tuesday (02/05). The Rakernas was held at UM Surabaya and lasted until Thursday (04/05). It started with the reading of the Muhammadiyah Central Board Decree on the appointment of the Chairperson of STIKES Muh Aceh, UM Metro Rector, UM Purworejo Rector, UM Tasikmalaya Rector, and UM Pekajangan Pekalongan Rector by the Secretary of the CHERD, Ahmad Muttaqin, PhD. After reading the decree and inauguration of the chairman and rectors, it continued with the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Board, Prof. Dr. Irwan Akib MPd delivering his remarks.

To begin with, Prof. Dr. Irwan expressed gratitude and congratulated the new rector and chairperson. He mentioned that in every beginning there will be an end. It is the duration of one period in Muhammadiyah. “It means that from now on, you have to prepare yourself that you will not be a leader (in a certain position) forever,” he said. It is important to be embedded so as not to form a post-power syndrome when the term has ended.

He continued, leaders are able to prepare and inspire the next future leaders. “The success of a leader does not lie in his leadership alone, but in his preparation for regeneration of leadership to the next leader,” he said. Therefore, if there is no regeneration, it means that the leadership did not prepare it well. Nevertheless, Prof. Irwan also acknowledged that the mandate that lasts in one period is relatively brief. “So, take the leadership role effectively and use it according to the standards of Muhammadiyah – ‘Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs), which are not only accreditation issues, but also Islam and Muhammadiyah Studies.”

The function in Muhammadiyah leadership is related to cadre. “Our current problem is that it is difficult to produce cadres who are in accordance with Muhammadiyah standard,” said Prof. Irwan. However, what needs to be remembered as Muhammadiyah cadres is to bring the values of Muhammadiyah to their life. At this point, it becomes a homework for MHEIs to shape the quality of Muhammadiyah cadres.

UMY Syawalan Gathering

UMY Syawalan Gathering : Syawal as A Momentum To Increase Gratitude

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) held a Syawalan Gathering of Eid al-Fitr 1444 H for UMY Big Family, Saturday (29/04). The activity was held in the KH Ahmad Dahlan UMY Mosque Hall. The gathering aimed to increase gratitude to Allah right at the momentum of the month of Shawwal. “By being grateful for all blessings that Allah has given, Allah will add more His infinite blessings,” said the Head of the UMY Daily Advisory Board (BPH), Dr. Agung Danarto, M.Ag.

Agung also appealed to the entire UMY academic community to always be grateful in any situation, because one of the keys to happiness living in the world is to be grateful for whatever Allah has given. “I hope it can lead us to be more successful people in this world and of course in the afterlife,” he hoped. Align with Agung, Ust Drs. Syaibani M.Pd as the speaker also mentioned that the happiest people in the world are people who are willingly grateful.

On this occasion, the UMY Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto M.P., IPM, also expressed his gratitude to the entire academic community. He is grateful for the commitment and sincerity in improving the quality of UMY. “UMY, at the age of 42, has received many prideful achievements,” explained Gunawan.

Lastly, UMY Rector gave an award for UMY empowerment partners to Mr. H Kartono and his family . Then, there was an announcement of lecturers and staff who received the opportunity to perform Hajj. Also, the submission of candidates for Umrah awards which are also available to lecturers, staff, families of UMY retirees, as well as employees and activists of the Muhammadiyah Branch Board in Tamantirto Utara with BMT UMY sponsorship.

UM Buton Distributes Groceries for Communities

UM Buton Distributes Groceries for Communities

Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton (UM Buton) distributed groceries to residents around the campus on Monday (17/04). UM Buton held this distribution to support people around the campus who were less fortunate in meeting their basic needs during Ramadan.

The Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton, Dr. Wa Ode Al Zarliani SP MM along with faculty leaders and university staff attended this program. There were dozens of groceries packages that were ready to be distributed to the community. In her remarks, the Rector of UM Buton mentioned that this activity was a form of concern and social responsibility of the university for the surrounding community.

She also invited the community to continuously maintain the spirit of togetherness and solidarity in Ramadan. This activity received a positive response from residents around the campus. One of the residents thanked Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton for the assistance they had received. He stated that this assistance was very helpful in meeting basic needs during Ramadan. “I appreciate Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton for the groceries assistance,” said one of the residents.

Later, Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton hoped that this activity could provide benefits for broader people in need. In addition, the activities organized by Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton can be an inspiration for other educational institutions to support communities in many other social activities.

Expert Human Resources for Constant Development

Expert Human Resources for Constant Development

M. Arif Susanto, M.Pd.I
The Vice Chairman I for Education and Research Affairs of STIT Muhammadiyah Bojonegoro

Muhammadiyah Islamic Higher Education Institutions (PTKIM) is a Higher Education Institution under the guidance of the Directorate General of Islamic Education (Dirjen Pendis) of the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as under the auspices of the Council for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) of the Muhammadiyah Central Board.

It is very crucial for Human Resources (HR) in an institution to continuously improve their competence, self-capacity, loyalty and work productivity based on their fields and responsibilities attached to them.

In general, the work units contained in PTKIM include: The Leadership and Organization Affairs consists of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson II of Academic Affairs, Deputy Chairperson II of Finance and Human Resources, Deputy Chairperson III of Students, Alumni and Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies (AIK) Affairs, Institute of Quality Assurance (LPM), Institute of Research and Community Service (LPPM), Academic Administration Bureau (BAAK), General Administration and Student Affairs (BAU-K), Administration, Treasurer, Program Planning and Cooperation Division, Library, Head of Study Programs and other fields established and determined by an institution.

The above units are generally contained in the Main Task and Function (TUPOKSI) Document which has been prepared and determined by the stake holder, as one of the work reference documents that supports the achievement of the vision, mission and goals of the institution. It has also become the achievement target in a certain period or leadership period.

The work unit above also becomes an important factor in achieving the vision and mission of PTKIM when carrying out the institution’s work program.

In organizing duties and responsibilities, it should be based on the main task and function (tupoksi) that have been compiled and become a collective agreement. This tupoksi document is one of the main references in carrying out duties and responsibilities based on the existing field.

It is undeniable that the appointed field or work unit should be able to :

  1. Optimize performance based on the main tasks and functions (tupoksi)
  2. Focus on achieving the vision and mission of the institution
  3. Produce innovations (renewal) based on their field of work, as an effort to find the latest breakthroughs according to existing developments.


However, what is important to note is that all structures must have a sense of collective responsibility, common interests, and the same goal for achieving the realization of the vision, mission and goals of an institution.

If all of them are carried out properly, the achievement of work performance will be achieved significantly. The main focus is to improve the institution and ensure the achievement of public interest (maslahah) in the broader community, especially in a certain institution.

On the contrary, no matter how great the achievement which is not oriented to the Main Task and Function (tupoksi), there is no improvement in the Main Task which should become the main focus.

There are other important things that should be achieved by each field in an institution is to ensure the user satisfaction which in campus, the user would be students, as well as the alumni.

In line with the concept of TQM (Total Quality Management), the management put the customer satisfaction as the main aspect, which in an educational institution, users (students) are customers, then we can revitalize the system based on the Main Tasks and Functions oriented to system improvement in an institution, so that improvements can be measured and have a greater impact.


Why is a system-oriented approach important?

Working with a system-oriented approach is important because by building the system, the corrective process of an institution will not be repeated, even though there is a leadership shift. It happens because the system will run, while the human resources in it are responsible as system and the creators of the innovation for development and change based on the needs of the community.


What if the system in an institution has not been formed?

Then, it becomes the obligation of stakeholders to form an effective work system for an institution, by organizing joint work meetings with the entire academic community by involving the Daily Advisory Board (BPH), users and community leaders, so the system can produce far-reaching implications and have binding force for all levels of the work unit. (rifsusanto)

Benchmarking of STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis to Unisa Bandung

Benchmarking of STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis to Unisa Bandung

The Bachelor of Midwifery and Midwifery Professional Education Study Program, Faculty of Health Sciences (FIKes) Unisa Bandung has just received a benchmarking visit from STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis as the plan of STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis which will establish a Bachelor of Midwifery and Midwifery Professional Education Program in 2022/2023.

This visit was directly received by the Vice Chancellor I, as well as the boards of FIKes Dean and the Midwifery Bachelor Program and Midwife Professional Education, located at Campus 1 Unisa Bandung, Monday (10/04).

The Chairperson of STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis, Nurhidayat, SKM, MM mentioned that the purpose of STIKes Muhammadiyah Ciamis’ visit to Unisa Bandung was to learn more about the establishment of Bachelor of Midwifery study program.

“We hope that through this visit, we can share information from filling out documents, preparing the visitation to assessment during the establishment process  for Bachelor of Midwifery study program,” he said in his remarks, Monday (10/04).

Responding to this, Vice Rector I Unisa Bandung, Dr. Sitti Syabariyah, S.KpMS.Biomed warmly welcomed the visit of the team from STIKes Muh Ciamis. In her remarks, Sitti briefly explained the establishment process of the Bachelor of Midwifery study program and Midwifery Professional Education at Unisa Bandung.

“The establishment process of a study program has very strict criteria & essential prerequisites. All criteria must be met, Alhamdulillah Midwifery study program in Unisa Bandung  has also been accredited,” she said.

Sitti also explained that the establishment and accreditation of Bachelor of Midwifery and Midwifery Professional Education has no difference because it has the same criteria and in 2022, the establishment of a new study program has been delegated from Board of National Accreditation for Higher Education (BAN-PT) to Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (LAM-PTKes).