The Office of International Affairs (OIA) of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta fosters partnerships with leading institutions around the world to enhance the position of Amikom University Yogyakarta as a world-class institution in line with its vision to become the world’s leading university in the field of creative economy based on entrepreneurship that spreads virtue, OIA has developed involvement meaningful international relations with many similar institutions and encourage interactions and collaborations in education, research and technology that benefit students, staff and stakeholders. Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta partners are higher education and corporate leaders from around the world, sharing international standards and best practices to foster a culture of sustainable excellence on our own campuses.

Global Mobility program which aim to develop students and lecturer into global citizens with an understanding of the multiplicities and complexities of the world, who appreciate and have empathy for others and their lives, and realize and celebrate the benefits of diversity and difference. The Amikom Global Mobility Program consists of the Mobility Research Program (MORP), Internship Program (IP),Summer Program (SP), Student Exchange Program (SEP), Summer Program (SP), and Study Visit for Engagement and Enrichment (SVEE).


SILVANUS – European Green Deal Project, Launched as a Resilient Forest Management Platform

The SILVANUS project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Green Deal program and coordinated by Università Telematica Pegaso. The project will be implemented over a period of 42 months and will be attended by 49 partners from the European Union, Brazil, Indonesia and Australia, with a total budget of €23 million. The SILVANUS project itself is a large consortium in which there are various kinds of experts from four continents, where Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta is one part of the large consortium. The main objective of this project is to create a forest management platform that is resilient to climate change to mitigate the threat of forest fires and increase the resilience of forests to climate change. SILVANUS relies on environmental, technical and social science experts to support national and local governments responsible for forest fire management in their respective countries. Researchers who are members of SILVANUS will help the government monitor forest resources efficiently, evaluate biodiversity, produce more accurate indicators of fire risk, and promote safety rules for affected local communities, through socialization to increase public awareness of forest fires.

Director of Postgraduate Amikom University Yogyakarta as well as PIC of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta in the consortium, Prof. Dr. Kusrini., said that the involvement of AMIKOM lecturers in this research, in addition to providing experience for those concerned would also encourage lecturers to involve students both D3, S1 and S2 in the research process so that students not only get theories related to the materials according to the curriculum but also real experience working together with world researchers. “This provides an opportunity for the implementation of the KKNI-based curriculum and the Independent Learning of the Independent Campus”. he said.

As is known, this year AMIKOM has been recognized at the 33rd world level as a university that has a real impact on the international community by WURI (World’s University with Real Impact). This research is one of the real contributions of AMIKOM in solving the problems of the world community regarding the occurrence of forest fires that threaten the existence of oxygen sources for the world community. “Being part of such a large international consortium is certainly an honor as well as a challenge. The existence of AMIKOM Yogyakakarta University as the executor of the collaboration initiated by the Yogyakarta AMIKOM Foundation in this consortium shows the world’s recognition of the capabilities of AMIKOM researchers. This is in line with AMIKOM’s vision to become a world class university,” explained Kusrini.

Early Implementation and Long-Term Impact

The innovations of the SILVANUS project will be systematically implemented and demonstrated in the eight regions of the EU Member States (France, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, Czech Republic, Portugal, Croatia and Romania). Additional demonstrations will also be held across Indonesia, Brazil and Australia. In order for the results of the SILVANUS project to have a long-term impact, this project will include recommendations for forest governance policies, recommendations for land rehabilitation strategies, and natural resource restoration plans. The focus of SILVANUS’ activities includes three components of fire fighting, namely prevention and preparedness, detection and response, recovery and adaptation.

The SILVANUS project will kick off with a hybrid meeting in Naples, Italy, scheduled for 13 and 14 December 2021. Stay tuned for further updates on the project’s progress. The following are the major Consortiums from the European Union, Brazil, Indonesia, and Australia that are involved in the SILVANUS Project:

Universita Telematica Pegaso, Zanasi Alessandro SRL, Intrasoft International SA, Thales, Fincons Spa, Atos IT Solutions and Services Iberia SL, EMC Information Systems International, Software Imagination and Vision SRL, CNET Center for New Energy Technologies SA, ADP Valor – Servicos Ambientais, SA, Terraprima – Servicos Ambientais Sociedade Unipesjual LDA, 3Mon SRO, Catalink Limited, Synthesis Center for Research and Education Limited, Expert.AI SPA, ITTI SP ZOO, Izquierdo/Piatrik GBR, Massive Dynamic Sweden AB, Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Exus Software Monoprosopi Etairia Periorismenis Evthinis, Rinigard doo za usluge, Micro Digital d.o.o. L’za informacijske tehnologije, Politechnica Warszawska, Hoegskolan I Boras, Geoponiko Panepistimion Athinon, Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Panepistimo Thessalias, Associacao do Instituto Superior Tecnico Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvica Akademikte urgence Internationale, The Main School of Fire Service, Agenzia Regionale Strategica per lo Sviluppo Ecosostenibile del Territorio (ASSET), LETS Italia SRLS, Parco Naturale Regionale di Tepilora, Fundatia Pentru SMURD, Asociatia Forestierilor din Romania ASFOR, Kentro Meleton Asfalada Dias, Elleniki Omosiski Somateio, Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Ospedale Israelitico, Perifereia Stereas Elladas, Hasicsky Zachranny Sbor Moravskoslezskeho Kraje, Hrvatska vatrogasna zajednica, Technicka Univerzita vo Zvolene, Obcianske Zdru Foundation, Scientific Organization and Research Organisation. iversidade Fedaral do Rio de Janeiro


Students from Seoul Institute of The Art intern at MSV Studio

Eom Seoyun and Won Serim seemed to be seriously listening to the explanation from Danan Mckagan, the mentor who was very patient in explaining various things related to design. The two girls are Seoul Institute of the Arts (SIA) students who are currently taking courses at MSV Studio, a business unit of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta. They learn more in various technical matters according to the education they get in Korea.

Eom Seoyun, one of the students with long hair, is from Seoul. He majored in Advertising at SIA. During a course at MSV, this 25-year-old girl held a small project, namely making cards. There are 3 cards about the movie Battle of Surabaya and 2 other cards. Eom said that in Korea, there is a unique custom of distributing cards with certain information to be conveyed. Cards are designed with the concept and content as desired. According to him, cards can be used as an advertising technique, including disseminating information about the film Battle of Surabaya.


Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta Hosts Summer Program 2019

Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta held the 2019 Opening Summer Program with the theme “Exploring and Escalating Local Chocolate in The Heart of Javanese Culture” at the Cinema Building, Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta, Tuesday (9/7).

This event was organized by Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta in collaboration with Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta and Duta Wacana Christian University Yogyakarta. Participants in this summer program were not only attended by the three campuses, but also from Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, China, and South Korea. In total, there were 30 participants from various countries.

The Chancellor of Amikom University Yogyakarta, Prof. Suyanto, said Yogyakarta is the center of Javanese culture. “Amikom as a Creative Economy Park campus also wants to take part in international events. Hopefully, all participants of this program can enjoy all these programs happily and full of joy,” he said.

Meanwhile, representatives from the Amikom Directorate of Public Relations and International Affairs, Satya Abdul Halim Bahtiar said this event was a 2019 joint summer program held by a consortium of three universities, namely Amikom University, Kristen Duta Wacana, and Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta which departed from funds. Kemenristekdikti grant to organize international events.

“We raised the theme of a local chocolate industry, in this case, the chocolate production in Mount Nglanggeran Yogyakarta. How can we explore and increase the selling value of local chocolate products to be able to go international?. With this we will also teach our friends from six How can we add local cultural values ​​to a local chocolate product,” he said.

He revealed that the first purpose of holding this activity was the desire to increase the capacity of international affairs. “So we carried out many new collaborations. One of the objectives of this event is to obtain new cooperations with foreign partners,” he said.



Exchange Program to Universiti Malaysia Pahang

One of the great things, Indi got when she was studying at Amikom University was when I got the opportunity to be in a student exchange program. It was the most unforgettable but fantastic experience to be able to participate in this program. When she was in semester 6th, Amikom offered an exchange program to UMP, (namely) Universiti Malaysia Pahang. She was delighted and gathered my courage to apply. She is the only student from BCIS (Bachelor of Information System) study program at Amikom University.

After three months of preparation, She went to Malaysia to study for the next six months. Amikom gave me full support in VISA, tuition fees, and the dormitory during the program in Malaysia. Even when she arrived until she finished studying, the lecturers from Amikom always checked on me. The great challenge was she has to learn Malaysian culture, but she also got the opportunity to meet new friends and lecturers from other parts of the world. The student exchange program at UMP taught me so many things: independence, initiation, and always believe in a complex process so that it ends well. There are so many great experiences she can remember. Still, the only thing on her mind is that she can’t even be more grateful to Amikom University for the incredible opportunity that she had.

The Excitement of Being an Erasmus Student in Spain

DW CAMPUS | 05.12.2018

Dinner at 9 pm, pedestrians take precedence and communication difficult as English is not common in Spain. Those were some unusual experiences for Irwan Oyong, an Erasmus student from Indonesia in Spain.

Irwan Oyong is a student at Unoiversitas AMIKOM Yogyakarta  who is currently undergoing a student exchange program in Murcia, Spain. This 5th-semester student majoring in Master of Informatics Engineering is a representative from Indonesia in the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program. How was his experience being part of the Erasmus student exchange in Murcia, Spain? The following is DW’s conversation with Irwan.

DW: Can you briefly tell us about the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program?

Irwan: Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility is a short-term higher education mobility program for undergraduate students, masters and Ph.D. candidates for 3 to 12 months. The program is also open to teaching and administrative staff, who can join the program for five to 60 days. Indonesia is one of the partner countries and Universitas AMIKOM Yogyakarta is one of the home institutions in Indonesia.

How did you first find out about the opportunity to become an Erasmus student in Murcia?

My journey started from information that came from one of the lecturers in the Master of Informatics at Universitas AMIKOM Yogyakarta, namely Mrs. Dr. Kusrini, M. Kom. This call was part of a joint selection process from AMIKOM University, which was then continued by the International Relations Office from Murcia University as the host of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility program. Of course, I feel happy and at the same time surprised by the trust given, but I try to prepare everything very well for the next selection process, and here I am!


Students from UiTM intern at MSV Studio

Ten students from Malaysia’s largest university on 30 August 2018 did an internship and ended with a presentation in front of 200 MSV Studio employees and staff at Cinema of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta. The presentation was made in the context of the final report on the internship process they had undergone. MSV Studio is business unit of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta.

They are Muhammad Haziq Bin Alias ​​(Artistic Writing), Salehah Binti Mohamed Nasri (Creative Industry Management), Syazwani Bint Sahrudin, Halimatusadiah Bint Sazali, Siti Fatimah Binti Rosali, Muhammad Edil Naquib Bin Mohd Marizan, Muhammad Ajwad Bin Mohd Shukri, Noor Maal Syikin Binti Che Hat, Nuramirah Nadiah Binti Zulkifli, and Mohamad Hasraf bin Mohamad Munsi (Animation) from the Bachelor of Creative Technology (Kujian) Program, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Perdana Campus. They presented the final result in the form of a short animation.

They made the animated background without an outline on the grounds that the character had used an outline so it was feared to disturb the viewer’s view. They are divided into small groups and each group must produce one animation. Apart from being in small groups, overall they all have to produce an animation that is done together. Their short animations are quite good and appreciated by all MSV Studio employees.

UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) is Malaysia’s largest university which regularly sends students for internships in International programs at MSV Studio. The largest because it has a main campus in Shah Alam with branch campuses spread across 13 states plus 21 satellite campuses. The Creative Technology Baccalaureate Program which this time is an internship is located in Puncak Perdana, Shah Alam, Selangor. It is the newest campus that opened in 2005. The faculty entitled Faculty of Creative and Heritage Technology (FTKW) has the tagline “Preserving Heritage, Outperforming Creative Technology” which offers two “recitation programs” with “seven electives” namely Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design, Screening Studies, Fashion Textiles, Multimedia, Fine Arts, Animation, Creative Engineering, and Digital Game Design.

This large campus which was founded in 1956 and uses English as its teaching language has entrusted its students to study as an internship at MSV Studio, business unit of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta. Hopefully the cooperation between the two institutions willbring blessings blessings.

2030, Amikom Targets to Have 20 Percent of International Students

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SLEMAN — Yogyakarta Amikom University continues to internationalize. This is realized through student exchanges and encouraging students to get international scholarships. One of the collaborations is with the University of Murcia, Spain. Postgraduate student at Amikom University Yogyakarta, Winda Sekar Dewi, was one of a several students who received the scholarship. Scholarships are part of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program. Winda had the opportunity to join a student exchange program at the University of Murcia Spain for six months.

Winda, who is the 64th Amikom Graduate Best of the Best, will join the program from January to June 2019. The Erasmus Plus scholarship itself is given by the European Union to study at the undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarships are awarded for both degree and non-degree or exchange programs to various European universities. In addition to the academic field, the program offers joint research and cultural exchange to its participants.

The Chancellor of Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta, Suyanto said, the cooperation that existed began with Amikom’s participation in the education exhibition Feria de Universidades de Indonesia. The exhibition was held in Madrid from 16-17 October 2016. University of Murcia is one of the universities that are interested in collaborating after hearing Prof. Suyanto’s presentation. The cooperation went well with various programs. “The collaboration is going well with various programs, including student, staff, and lecturer exchanges,” said Suyanto.

In September 2018, one of the Amikom Postgraduate students, Irwan Oyong, also participated in a similar program with Winda Sekar Dewi. Furthermore, on 24-28 September 2018, lecturers Kusrini and Rizky became guest lecturers at Murcia. Earlier this year, it was the turn of the assistant professor of the University of Murcia, Ramon Sanchez Iborra, to be a resource person in workshops and public lectures on the Internet of Things at Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta.

Suyanto emphasized that this collaboration is one of the efforts to achieve Amikom’s vision to become the world’s leading university. Mainly, in the field of the entrepreneurship-based creative economy in 2030. “We aspire that in 2030, 20 percent of Amikom’s students will be international,” said Suyanto.