Postgraduate Muhammadiyah Universities in Indonesia Held National Conference at UMM, Discussed Humanization of Science and Technology

Author : Humas | Tuesday, December 17, 2019 09:38 WIB
Participants and speakers. (Photo: Rizki / PR)

As the progress of science and technology in the Industrial 4.0 era, humanism emerged as a neutral idea that wanted to emphasize human dignity to utilize the potential and intelligence possessed. Unfortunately, not all individuals were ready to face technological advances and knowledge. For this reason, the Association of Muhammadiyah Aisyiyah Higher Education Postgraduate Programs (APPPTMA) held a national conference at the Muhammadiyah University of Malang (UMM) on Saturday (12/14).

With the big theme "Humanization of Science and Technology", the conference was attended by postgraduate students and lecturers from 24 Muhamadiyah colleges in Indonesia. “This conference, besides discussing issues of humanism, also serves as a gathering and comparison of thoughts that will be line with the vision and mission of Muhamadiyah in developing postgraduate programs," said Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Sc in his welcoming speech.

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This conference presented 4 speakers from APPPTMA members, namely Dr. H. Jamaluddin Ahmad, S. Sos., M.Si from Muhammadiyah University Sidenreg Rappang (Sidrap), Dr. Ribut Wahyu Eriyanti from Muhammadiyah University of Malang, Dr. Adi Mansar Lubis from Muhammadiyah University of North Sumatra and Dr. Muhammad Azhar, M.A from Yogyakarta Muhamadiyah University.

"There are three points that discussed the results of the derivation of major themes. One of them is about the reconstruction of the education system which needs to revise with humanity. It means that citizens are obliged to obtain knowledge and science must be made into a seed that we will take care of in harmony with technological advances, "Lubis explained.

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In Japan, related to technological developments had begun to launch "Society 5.0", where people who live in a sophisticated technological environment could harmonize life and adjust the potential so that did not leave behind from the progress of Industry 4.0. "That way, if it is applied in Indonesia, which in fact demographics of the population at a higher productive age, can be used as an extraordinary capital base for development," continued Ribut.

Participants were also required to make a call paper. This year, the committee made a standard call paper writing template which would be published as output in proceedings or journal writing. "Now, there are 132 works from incoming call papers and only 58 papers can be published according to the standards. This endeavour is to improve the quality of publication output, "explained Mokhamad Najih, Ph.D. as the chief executive.

The conference which was held for two days, aside from being used as a scientific forum, was also intended to disseminate the writings of lecturers and postgraduate students of the Muhammadiyah College. It also increased synergy in postgraduate management between Muhammadiyah Universities in order to progress together. (win)

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