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English Monthly

Newsletter

UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

www.uinjkt.ac.id

MARCH 2010

Five Secrets to Attain Fulbright Scholarships ____________________Page 4 Minister of Industry and Trade Inaugurated Academic Building

UIN Jakarta can be Part of the World’s Top 500 Universities

We must be convinced that UIN will be part of the world’s top 500 universities. To achieve this requires time and consistency

IN order to evaluate and improve the performance and discuss the various design of issues that must be followed up this year, the university held an Executive Working Meeting (Rakerpim) in Syahida Inn, Thursday-Friday (4-5/). The meeting was attended by heads of the university, faculties, departments, work units and study centers of UIN. In his welcoming speech Rector Prof Komaruddin Hidayat said that this Rakerpim was held at the end of his tenure this year. In his last term of office, the rector intended to make strategic policies that can improve the quality of UIN in the years to come. According to the rector, some government officials were very impressed to see the physical development, the accomplishment and political and social communication that UIN has achieved. He requested that everything that has been achieved must be maintained and be something to be grateful for. “In the

future, we want UIN to gradually become a university or icon that Indonesian Muslim can be proud of. We must be convinced that UIN will be part of the world’s top 500 universities. To achieve this requires time and consistency,” he said. The rector also asserted that UIN will

remain committed to give opportunities to boarding school communities to study at UIN. The support to boarding community is a special character of the campus. Under his leadership, the rector asserted that the leadership has always tried to improve the facilities and infrastructures that are needed by academic community. Some of the facilities that have been built under his leadership are Psychology Faculty Building, Ma’had Ali, bank, hospital, canteen and bus shelter. In addition, the leadership also has provided training and scholarship for lecturers, and has created a financial reporting system which is more transparent and accountable. Besides that, in the future UIN has planned the improvement of the quality of academic and administration service, the reinforcement of more transparent and accountable financial system, the improvement in information system and student service, construction of digital library, construction of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building and the construction of larger hall/auditorium. (elve/mila/akhwani)

Harun Nasution, Cak Nur, and Fachry Ali Received FISIP UIN 2009’s Award

 
 

FAcUlTy of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UIN conferred “FISIP 2009 Award” to three prominent Muslim scholars namely Prof. Dr. Harun

Ali MSi accompanied by Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Kommaruddin Hidayat and Dean of FISIP Prof Dr Bahtiar Effendy in Main Auditorium, Monday

Nasution, Prof. Dr. Nurcholish Madjid,

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and Fachry Ali MA. The award-giving event was held for the first time and the awards were given by The Minister of Religious Affairs Drs Suryadharma

The three scholars were deemed worthy of receiving the award for having laid the foundations of social science approaches in religious studies

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Graduate School Provides “Study Rooms” STUDENTS of Graduate school (SPs) now can study comfortably as SPs
Graduate School Provides “Study Rooms” STUDENTS of Graduate school (SPs) now can study comfortably as SPs

Graduate School Provides “Study Rooms”

STUDENTS of Graduate school (SPs) now can study comfortably as SPs has provided a special room to study which is called “study room” The room is located on the second floor of grad- uate school, and it is designed in such a way that provide comfort in study- ing

The idea of having study room orig- inated from the management of SPs, who noticed that all this time when there is no class, students studied outdoors near the garden. Studying outdoors may be a little bit comfort- able as students can breathe fresh air but it gives the impression of not being exclusive and doesn’t provide a conducive place to study. “Studying in an open space also expose students to rain or heavy wind. Keeping in mind those risks, we provide students with a special place so that they can study more comfort- ably,” said Prof Dr Suwito, Vice Direc- tor for SPs Institutional Development, to UIN Online, Tuesday (6/2). The special place for SPs program of master and doctoral degree is on the second floor. The 5 x 6 meter square room is designed in such a way with partitioned rooms. Besides that to provide ease in studying, every partition is also provided with plugs and lockers. “We expect that Graduate school students will be more assiduous in studying and perform scientific re- searches through the internet,” said Suwito. The number of partitioned room is 32 and can only be filled with one student, thus students can have their rights for privacy. Students can also utilize the plug to use their laptop or to charge their handphones,” said Su- wito. (elve/ ns)

Graduate School Provides “Study Rooms” STUDENTS of Graduate school (SPs) now can study comfortably as SPs

Minister of Industry and Trade Inaugurated Academic Building

This building has a number of academic administrative service facilities and is designed in such a way that make it looks more comfortable and artistic

INDONESIAN Minister of Industry and Trade Dr Mari Elka Pangestu inaugurated central Academic Building in campus I UIN, Wednesday (6/). The inaugura- tion was marked with a ribbon cutting by the Minister who was accompanied by the Rector of UIN Prof Dr Komaruddin Hidayat and South Tangerang Mayor HM Saleh MT. The Minister also gave assistance in the form of twenty four Zyrex computer units to help academic activities in Aca- demic Section. The symbolic assistance was given by the Minister to the Rector. central Academic Building is a reno- vated old building. This building has a number of academic administrative ser- vice facilities and is designed in such a way that make it looks more comfortable and artistic. The Minister in her speech said, the Ministry of Trade is currently campaigning two of its main policies in the field of trade. The first policy is to continue encouraging the public to love Indonesian products. Therefore, currently Indonesian products are as competitive as foreign products.

“The second policy is that we are en- couraging people to have creative eco- nomic businesses, such as in the form of crafts from renewable raw materials,” she said. To the Minister, the Rector explained that currently, UIN continues to develop pluralism and inculcate moderate think- ing among students. In addition UIN also provides greater opportunities for villag- ers to go to college. That way, there is a convergence between traditionalism and modernism in campus. The Rector further stated that until now many foreign diplomats have visited UIN to learn more about Islam. In fact, the Foreign Ministry often specifically invites a number of UIN figures overseas to be- come “spokesman” of Islam. “It would also be good if the Ministry of Industry and Trade can work together with UIN in developing corporate social re- sponsibility to help society,” he said. After inaugurating Academic Building, the Minister then gave public lecture about free trade in front of civitas academia in Diorama Room. (elve/mila/ns)

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Graduate School Provides “Study Rooms” STUDENTS of Graduate school (SPs) now can study comfortably as SPs

English Monthly Newsletter Of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University

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Board of Directors: Komarudin Hidayat, Jamhari, Amsal Bakhtiar, Ahmad Thib Raya, Sudar- noto Abdul Hakim, Abd Shomad, Hamid Sholihin, Abdul Malik Editor in Chief: Nanang Syaikhu Managing Directors: Ali Nurdin, Abdul Aziz Hasibuan Editorial Staff: Elve Oktafiyani Edito- rial Board Secretary: Herry Juliadi Reporters: Irma Wahyuni, Ulfatussyarifah Editor in Art:

Saumiere Distributor: Kamso Address: The 2nd Floor of Rectorate Building of Syarif Hidayatul- lah State Islamic University Jl Ir H Juanda No 95 ciputat 542 South Jakarta Phone: (02) 740925 Ext 806 Fax: (02) 7402982 Publication License: Rector Decree No 56/2004 Publisher: Public Relation of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University

Post Graduate School Receives Students for Doctoral Program without Selection Doctorate Vocational admission without selection is
Post Graduate School Receives Students for Doctoral Program without Selection Doctorate Vocational admission without selection is

Post Graduate School Receives Students for Doctoral Program without Selection

Doctorate Vocational admission without selection is a form of respect, trust and guarantee to graduates of Master degree of UIN Jakarta

AS of academic year 2009/200, the Graduate School of UIN has accepted new registration for Doctoral Program (S3) students without selection. However, the policy only applies to UIN’s Master graduates (S2) class of 2005 upwards. As for Master graduates from other universities are still required to go through the selection process. Deputy Director of Graduate School Academic Dr Fuad Jabali, Tuesday (9/), said the Doctorate Vocational admission without selection is a form of respect, trust and guarantee to graduates of Master degree of UIN Jakarta. However, there is no guarantee that UIN Master’s graduates can complete their study in the S3 program with ease. This is due to the new curriculum and a heavier course load. “The new curriculum is not easy now. Therefore, at the beginning of the semester, there will be mentors who will assist students.” Fuad explained. Fuad further explained that students are required to take the proposal, write

and develop their research. In addition, they also have to master foreign languages, especially Arabic and English, considering the theory and literature they create will be read and taken into account not only by fellow UIN colleagues in Indonesia but also read and taken into account by other civitas academicians around the world. Fuad gave Prof Dr Azyumardi Azra (Director of UIN Jakarta’s Graduate School) as an example. He has successfully made his thoughts as reference in the world. “We expect to not only have one person, but new generations of UIN graduates like him (Azyumardi Azra),” he said. When asked about students who have difficulty doing research and may not pass the proposal, Fuad said they would be given time to develop their research. However, if a student is unable to pass the proposal test twice, the student will be disqualified. In fact, the title that will be given to these students is Master of Philosophy or MPhil, which is higher than Master but below Doctorate degree. (elve/mila/lina)

UIN Jakarta will have a Landmark

Post Graduate School Receives Students for Doctoral Program without Selection Doctorate Vocational admission without selection is

UIN Jakarta is in the process of con- structing lettering which is going to be made in middle of the garden beside UIN’s auditorium. The lettering will be made 0 meters long and 3.5 meters high. The purpose of the construction of the lettering is to be a central back-

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ground for photogra- phy for graduation day or for guests coming to UIN. All this time, there isn’t any special place that become a specific characteristic of UIN Jakarta, said Head for General Af- fairs Drs Abdul Wadud when interviewed in his office, Thursday

The idea for the construction of the lettering came from Rector Ko- maruddin Hidayat who noticed that every graduation day, graduates and their families always look for a place to take pictures as a memento from

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in Indonesia, particularly among Islamic universities in Indonesia. “Their tremendous contributions in the development of Islamic thought and modernity are invaluable. They introduce social approach in analyzing religious matters,” said Bahtiar. The event was attended by national prominent figures such as Dawan Raharjo, Sulastono, Indira Samego, and Siti Musdah Mulia. Besides the conferring of awards, the event was filled with a seminar with the theme of “Islam and Society: Indonesian Basic Islamic contemporary Political Thought”. The speakers of the seminar were Director of UIN’s Graduate School Prof Dr Azyumardi Azra, Rector of UIN Komaruddin Hidayat, Dean of FISIP Prof Dr Bahtiar Effendy, and chairman of lSAF Prof Dr Dawam Raharjo. In his first speech as Minister of Religious Affairs in UIN Jakarta, Suryadharma Ali regarded that these figures deserve respect because they have shaped the scientific and intellectual traditions in IAIN. Besides that, their efforts are accepted by Indonesian society. The minister said that the contributions of these prominent Muslim scholars are what made it possible for UIN to become the initiator of contemporary Islamic political thought. “Hopefully this award can be an incentive for other prominent figures to develop Islamic studies in Indonesia,” he said. (elve/mila/ahwani)

UIN Jakarta. The lettering which can be an icon or landmark for UIN Jakarta will be built with the help of professionals and will be written “UIN” in blue as can be seen in the new logo. In the middle of the word UIN, will be written “Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta” in metallic. The construction of the lettering will take about two months. It is pre- dicted to be finished before the 79th Graduation day next April with the amount of money spent around Rp 200 million. (elve/elly afriani)

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Five Secrets to Attain Fulbright Scholarships Selection participants must provide enrollment files, among others en- rollment
Five Secrets to Attain Fulbright Scholarships Selection participants must provide enrollment files, among others en- rollment

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Five Secrets to Attain Fulbright Scholarships Selection participants must provide enrollment files, among others en- rollment

Five Secrets to Attain Fulbright Scholarships

Selection participants must provide enrollment files, among others en- rollment form, letter of recommendation from the institution, TOEFl certificate, academic transcription and photo copy of identity card.

HUNDREDS of Academic Society con- sisting of lecturers and students of UIN Jakarta attended the presentation on Ful- bright 20 Scholarship program held by The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) in Diorama Room, Monday (/3). Isye, the representative of AMINEF began the presentation by revealing the secrets of success of those who have at- tained Fulbright scholarships. The Secret consist of five matters. The first is sub- mitting the forms before the deadline for the submission of forms. Generally, the submission of forms is usually done up to April 30. Objective Study and research pro- posal writing is the second secret. The writing of objective study is made by se- lection participants who want to acquire S2 scholarship. As for S3 program, par- ticipants must write both objective study and research proposal. The third secret is to determine cor- rectly the major and the university that is going to be taken. Selection participants must write down in the study objective the reason of their choice. Participants also have to attach ITP TOEFl certificate. Almost all Fulbright programs require a minimum of 550 for the ITP TOEFl score. After passing the

process, participants will then be tested with another test on English, that is GRE or GMAT test. Perfecting the objective study and proposal research is the last requirement. Selection participants can ask alumni of AMINEF program or a native speaker to help them correct their writing. Besides that, Isye also explained about the kinds of scholarships provided in the Fulbright program. For masters degree, Fulbright has three kinds of scholarships. Fulbright Master Degree Programs, Ful- bright-Freeport Master’s Degree, and Fulbright-DIKTI Master’s Degree Program. Fulbright-Freeport Master’s Degree, is a cooperation between Fulbright and Free- port for the people in Papua who are graduates of S or S2 to acquire schol- arship for metallurgy, geology, geology engineering, Electrical engineering, civil engineering or machinery engineering. Whereas Fulbright-DIKTI Master’s De- gree, is a cooperation between Fulbright and DIKTI which give the opportunity for permanent teaching staffs in state or pri- vate universities who want to continue their study to S2. For Ph.D program, Fulbright has three scholarships, Fulbright Presidential Schol- arship Program, International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Ph.D

dan Fulbright-DIKTI Ph.D Program. For Reseach Program, Fulbright has four kinds of scholarships. Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Reseach Program, Fulbright-DIKTI Doctoral Dissertation Research Program, Fulbright Senior Re- search Program and Fulbright-DIKTI Se- nior Research Program. The difference between Doctoral Dissertation research Program with Senior Research Program, is that Doctoral Dissertation research Program is for doctoral candidates who want to conduct researches, while Senior Research Program is for Doctoral gradu- ates who want to conduct researches. Other programs include Fulbright For- eign language (Indonesian or Javanese) Teaching Assistant (FlTA) Program, Hu- bert H. Humprey Fellowship Program for Mid career Professionals, community college Summit Initiative Program, Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, and The International leadership in Educa- tion. The Time line which is determined by AMINEF starts from April for the submis- sion of files. Then interview will be car- ried out in June, after the announcement of those who pass the selection of files. After that in August-September those who are chosen will be announced. In October the participants propose five universities of their choices. lastly preparation for departure will start from June to Septem- ber. Selection participants must provide enrollment files, among others enrollment form, letter of recommendation from the institution, TOEFl certificate, academic transcription and photo copy of identity card. The Fulbright scholarship presenta- tion commenced with the greetings from Director of International Office (IO) Prof Dr Andi Faisal Bakti. He mentioned about the increasing number of opportunities of studying abroad for students of UIN Ja- karta .. While Vice Rector for Academic Devel- opment, Dr Sudarnoto Abdul Hakim, MA said “Nowadays we must always develop ourselves and the opportunity is broader now.” (elve/elly afriani)

FoR MoRE INFoRMATIoN

you can reach International Office UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta or Visits Aminef official web address at Http://www.aminef.com

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