Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) held a Webinar for Dissemination of Risetmu Research Grant Batch 5, Wednesday (06/04). By raising the theme “Economic Empowerment and Community Welfare”, the discussion series was conducted online through Zoom Meeting and attended by over 200 participants.
In his remarks, Prof Chairil Anwar mentioned research as the second Catur Dharma in Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs). Therefore, the discussion program aimed to encourage research and community service’s enthusiasm in civitas academics, develop Science, Technology, and Arts, and elevate the community welfare to have the higher competitiveness than other nations. It also aimed to complete five national standards and publish research findings in a paper seminar. “In Batch 5, Risetmu had opened a priority program and included the most coveted programs, namely Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM),” said the Deputy Chair of CHERD. He also expected MHEIs to improve STEM research in the future.
The dissemination webinar also served as research information sharing represented by 37 researchers on 35 campuses of MHEIs. Later, the discussion would be conducted in eight sessions twice a week with different topics and resource persons. For the first discussion series, Nur Faidati, S.IP., M.A (Unisa Yogyakarta), Fatma Yuniarti, M.Pd., B.I (UM Pringsewu), Dr. Gusniarti, M.A. (UM Prof DR HAMKA), Dr. Indah Sulistiani, S.E., M.I.Kom (UM Papua), and Dyah Titis Kusuma Wardani, MIDEC. Ph.D. (UM Yogyakarta) presented their research findings.