At Saturday, January 7 2023, the Regional Executive Board of the Indonesian Orchid Association (DPD PAI) DIY in collaboration with the Biotechnology Laboratory of the Faculty of Biology UGM has held a DIY PAI Members Meeting in the Auditorium Room of the KPTU Building, Faculty of Biology UGM. This meeting is the first Meeting Agenda since the COVID19 emergency condition was implemented, where for 2 years meetings have been held online. The event for this first meeting was filled with lectures on “Tips for Success in Orchid Business”, inviting a practitioner from the industry, Ir. Joko Asad (Sales & Marketing Manager PT Ekakarya Graha Flora). Besides being attended by members and administrators of PAI DIY, it was also attended by collaborators from tertiary institutions, such as the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM, the Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Janabadra, and the Chairman of KAGAMA ORCHIDS, attended by a total of 115 people.
The Gadjah Mada University Thalassemia Research Group, which is a collaboration between the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and Nursing, the Faculty of Psychology, and the UGM Integrated Research and Testing Laboratory, is holding blood drives, educational seminars and thalassemia screening, which is a joint activity with PT. Astra Daihatsu through CSR programs. Blood Donation and Thalassemia Education Seminar is the first agenda of a series of activities.This activity was held on Saturday 17 December 2022 at the Tropical Biology Auditorium, Faculty of Biology UGM with resource persons dr. Alexandra W.S Pangarso M.Sc., Sp.A. from the Dept. Pediatric Health Sciences FKKMK UGM/ Dr. Sardjito Hospital and Moderator dr. Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Ph.D. from the Dept. Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine FK-KMK UGM. Blood donation was held with the help of facilities from Red Cross Indonesia Sleman Regency. The Coordinator who is also Chair of the UGM Thalassemia Research Group, Dr. Niken Satuti Nur Handayani, M.Sc. stated that UGM students, lecturers and staff, Astra Daihatsu employees and the general public, even students from other universities, such as UNY; UIN Sunan Kalijaga, STPN Yogyakarta participated in the blood donation.
The Faculty of Biology UGM held Research Day 2022. Through this event, the results of collaborative research from lecturers, partners and students in the fields of research and community service are exhibited in the form of posters. A total of 43 research posters and 16 community service posters were exhibited in this activity. The research day lasts for two days, which was on Tuesday until Wednesday (20-21 December 2022). This activity was carried out in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2 Building B, Faculty of Biology UGM.
Students of the UGM Faculty of Biology Masters Study Program conducted a thesis research proposal seminar for Class 2021 Even students on Tuesday, December 27 2022. The activity was carried out in the Auditorium room of the Faculty of Biology as the opening ceremony and will be divided into four rooms when entering the main event. The research proposal seminar was attended by the Dean, Prof. Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., Head of the Master’s Study Program, Dr.rer.nat. Andhika Puspito Nugroho, M.Sc., and the thesis advisors. The series of events consisted of opening and core activities, namely the presentation of proposals by students. The event was opened at 08.00 by host sisters Fanny Sukma Sundari and Rizal Muhammad Rifa’i from the odd 2022 batch. Furthermore, the activity continued with remarks from the Head of the Biology Masters Study Program, Dr.rer.nat. Andhika Puspito Nugroho, M.Sc. This proposal seminar was taken by 47 students guided by 22 thesis supervisors. From this activity, students can get input from supervisors and other colleagues to support the research to be carried out. Furthermore, students are also expected to be able to take comprehensive exams and thesis trials immediately.
The Faculty of Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada participated in the International Collaboration Forum 6.0 activity organized by the Division of Community and International Networking of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on November 11 2022, online via zoom meeting at 14.30-17.00 (MYT). The event collaborated with several universities including De La Salle University, Philippines, Nanhua University, Taiwan, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, Vtrox Academy, Malaysia.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at the KPTU Meeting Room, KPTU Building, Faculty of Biology, UGM, a briefing and release was held for students who will take part in Student Exchange activities at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). The briefing was attended by the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Biology, Prof. Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc, Caretaker Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Rina Sri Kasiamdari, S.Si. Phd., Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation and Alumni, Dr. Eko Agus Suyono, M.App.Sc, Head of Undergraduate Program, Sukirno, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D., IUP Manager, Zuliyati Rohmah, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D ., Eng., OIA Manager, Nur Indah Septriani, S.Si., M.Sc. Ph.D., as well as staff and eight students participating in the Student Exchange.
Thariq Rahman Aly is Biology student from year 2019 and he’s willing to be an environment scientist in the future. This year, Thariq got the chance to joining IISMA (Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards).
“I felt grateful like never before. It made me contemplate and be grateful for all the things I’ve experienced throughout my life and all the people that supported and helped me. They made me the way I am now to be able to achieve this milestone,” he said, to express his gratefulness to be selected for joining this program.
In the National Scientific Writing Competition, undergraduate Biology students once again made achievement by taking home, not only one, but three awards, including first place, best presentation, and best poster. The team consists of Umi Salamah, Maria Bening Wohingati Yarlantri Tamidiyono, and Wulan Usfi Mafiroh from Biology 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Ardaning Nuriliani, S.Si., M.Kes. This competition was held by Himpunan Mahasiswa Kimia Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), with the theme “Finding Untapped Potential of Indonesia Natural Resources for a Better Quality Life With Chemistry”. This event aims to express students’ innovations, inventions, and ideas in order to improve their capacity for scientific thinking.
International classes can be one solution in responding to the government’s challenge to increase the ranking of universities in the international arena. However, internationalization is still being intensively carried out, even though UGM is ranked 231 based on the QS World University Ranking (QS WUR) this year. For instance, with the International Undergraduate Program or IUP.
The Faculty of Biology has entered the fourth year of implementing the IUP program. To further strengthen the IUP, the Faculty of Biology participated in the Campus Expo organized by Regents School Bali on October 4 – 5, 2022. In addition, with 17 foreign universities, the Faculty of Biology introduced the IUP Biology program to students, teachers, and parents of Regents students. Balinese School. “We hope that the number of registered and active IUP students at the Faculty of Biology will increase yearly,” said Zuliyati, head of the IUP Faculty of Biology UGM.
Thursday (29 September 2022), the Faculty of Biology UGM again received a visit from the Australian National University (ANU) in order to hold a Double Degree presentation. The event, which was held online the previous year, was finally able to be held in a hybrid manner, both via zoom and offline at the Auditorium of Tropical Biology, Faculty of Biology, UGM. This presentation was attended by Caretaker Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Rina Sri Kasiamdari, S.Si. Ph.D., Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation, and Alumni, Dr. Eko Agus Suyono. S.Si., M.App.Sc. and Manager of the Office of International Affairs Faculty of Biology, Nur Indah Septriani, S.Si. M.Sc. Ph.D. Present online the Manager of the International Undergraduate Program of the Faculty of Biology, Zuliyati Rohmah, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D., Eng. and Head of the Undergraduate Study Program, Faculty of Biology, Sukirno, S.Si. M.Sc. Ph.D. Meanwhile, from ANU, it was attended by Jay Poria, Head of Relations and Partnerships, ANU College of Science, ANU College of Health and Medicine. The presentation was also attended by students from the S1-Regular, S1-IUP, and S2 programs both via zoom and offline.