UPIEc Participated in the 2021 AUN-QA Assessment Visitation

Asean University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) is a review and evaluation of study programs based on the quality assurance model developed by the Asean University Network (AUN).

This year, in the 242nd AUN-QA visitation, the Undergraduate Study Program (S1) of Islamic Economics, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) became one of the study programs that participated in the 2021 AUN-QA assessment visitation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic , the AUN-QA visitation was held online from 25 to 29 October 2021.

“Based on the vision of the Islamic Economics Study Program (PSEI), which is to become an excellent study program at the Asian level. To achieve this, we realize that there are many things that need to be prepared. AUN-QA is part of PSEI’s steps to gain international recognition as well as evaluate our efforts in realizing our vision,” said Mrs. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM (Wednesday, 01/12).

Next, Mr. Rizqi Anfanni Fahmi, SEI., MSI. also conveyed the uniqueness of the AUN-QA visitation which was carried out online. “The online implementation of AUN-QA is unique, namely the live streaming of university facilities, faculties and study programs. Although AUN-QA is carried out online, the preparations carried out offline include room preparation, internet connection, practice of mastering English as a language for interviews with assessors, and other facilities,” he said (Friday, 26/11).

Online assessment documentation The

implementation of AUN-QA is divided into several stages. In the first stage (Monday, 25/10), the activities carried out included opening, discussions with faculty managers, study program managers, SAR teams, and lecturers as well as visits to university facilities which were carried out live streaming. In the second stage (Tuesday, 26/10), the activities carried out were interviews with staff or educators, faculties, universities and students using university-based and home-based methods.

In the third stage (Wednesday, 27/10), the activities carried out included facility visits at the faculty and study program level which were carried out live streaming. On the same day, interviews with alumni and graduate users were also held using university-based and home-based methods. In the fourth stage (Thursday, 28/10), the activities carried out were reviewing and clarifying documents with the SAR team. In the fifth stage (Friday, 29/10), closing.

“Thisseries of visits to the 2021 AUN-QA assessment involved PSEI internal and external stakeholders. The entire UII academic community also helps in its implementation,” said Mrs. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM (Wednesday, 01/12).

The AUN-QA assessment process is carried out on the pedagogical and educational governance aspects that refer to international accreditation standards. The file assessment process is carried out through a Self Assessment Report (SAR) which is sent to the AUN-QA head office. This assessment was carried out by a team of assessors from AUN on eight criteria (Expected Learning outcome, Program Structure and Content, Teaching and Learning Approach, Student Assessment, Academic Staff, Student Support Services, Facilities and Infrastructure, Output and Outcomes). The assessor team from AUN consisting of Prof. Dr. Alyssa Paleo-Alampay (Lead Assessor) from the Philippines and Dr. Nguyen Thi Huyen (Assessor) from Vietnam.

Mrs. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM expressed hope for the Islamic Economics Study Program after attending the AUN-QA visitation. “AUN-QA certification does not only lead an institution to gain international recognition but is also part of the effort in continuous improvement. Furthermore, PSEI aspires to become a leading study program at the Asian level through the recognition of international accreditation as stated in the 2016-2036 PSEI master plan,” he said (Wednesday, 01/12).

 

2 UPIEc Students Won Gold Medals in UII Graduation Ceremony November 2021

The Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) again held a graduation ceremony for the period I and II academic year 2021/2022 led by the UII Chancellor and took place offline and online on Saturday (27/11/2021). This time the students participating in the graduation came from the Doctoral, Masters, Bachelor, and Diploma programs.

Dea Fajria Tatarizqa Japal, SE and Hana Nabila, SE are undergraduate graduates of the Islamic Economics Study Program, Faculty of Islamic Studies (FIAI) at the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) and successfully won a Gold Pin with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.00. The Gold Pin is a form of award that represents alumni and is given to UII students with the best Grade Point Average (GPA) in each graduation ceremony.

Dea Fajria Tatarizqa Japal, SE

“Alhamdulillah, I am very grateful that Allah has bestowed and given this extraordinary opportunity to me. One thing that I am sure from the past until now is that Surah Al-Fatihah is the first surah in the Qur’an which means the opening. In Verses 1 and 2, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim and Alhamdulillahirabbil ‘alamin. This is the motto of my life, when we start everything with Bismillah and surrender all our efforts to Allah and end by saying Hamdalah,” said Dea Fajria Tatarizqa Japal, SE (Friday, 26/11).

Hana Nabila Rizka, SE

Furthermore, Hana Nabila, SE also admitted that she is very grateful for her achievements. “Thank God I got a perfect GPA of 4.00, but again the GPA is just a number, but I’m sure behind that number there is an achievement that is comparable to the effort put in, perseverance, hard work, and all the ups and downs that have been passed. As stated by Mr. Fathul Wahid, ST., M.Sc., Ph.D. as the Chancellor of UII that we are arrows that have been released by the players to go fast through all circumstances to achieve the goal. We have to be players, not just spectators in the world,” he said (Sunday, 28/11).

In addition to winning a Gold Pin and a perfect GPA, Ica and Hana as they are known, are full scholarship recipients of excellent students. During college, the two students were educated at the UII Islamic Boarding School.

 

UII Team Succeeded as the Favorite Champion of PKM-KI at the 34th PIMNAS

Student team of Islamic Economics Study Program Faculty of Islamic Studies (FIAI) Universitas Islam Indonesia ( UII) succeeded in making an achievement as the favorite champion of PKM-KI at the 34th PIMNAS event which was held online by the University of North Sumatra on October 26 to 30, 2021. Vira Prajna Cantika (Islamic Economics 2018), Ulfi Sheila Pinasti (Islamic Economics 2018) and other members from different study programs, namely Yusuf Fashal Mahendra (Mechanical Engineering 2018), Akbar Ifthikor (Industrial Engineering 2019), and Batasinndro (Electrical Engineering 2019).

The National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) is a very prestigious competition event and is held once a year to train students’ abilities to compete through a work. 

In 2021, based on the decision of the Head of the National Achievement Center of the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Number 0970/J3/KM.05.03/2021/ regarding the host of the higher education level competition, the University of North Sumatra will be the host of the event. The 34th National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) with the big theme “Towards a Golden Indonesia Through Collaboration for Innovation in the Frame of Local Wisdom”.

In this competition, as many as 3,126 students from 108 universities throughout Indonesia with a total of 735 teams participating in PIMNAS had to go through several long and rigorous selection processes.

“The National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) is indeed a competition that has a very long duration and process. Starting from submitting proposals to internal, reviewing, if feasible, then submitting to national or to simbelmawa web, then waiting for announcements whether the funding passes or not, if passed then it will run a process of funding activities for 3-4 months, monitoring and evaluation, then submit the final report along with other requested outputs from each scheme, if all are declared good, then enter and compete in PIMNAS by presenting the work that has been made,” said Vira Prajna Cantika as team leader (Saturday, 13/11).

The types of works and titles taken by Vira Prajna Cantika and her team are innovative works (PKM-KI) with the title Extruder Tool for Processing PLA Filament Waste into Recycled Filament Products.

“Some 3D Print MSMEs have problems, namely producing filament waste from the rest of the support material for the 3D Print machine and production errors. This causes a lot of piles of garbage that hinder the productivity of 3D Print actors and cause environmental pollution,” said Ulfi Sheila Pinasti (Sunday, 14/11).

Vira Prajna Cantika also said that the average production of Creativo and Centralab, which are MSMEs in the 3D printing processing industry, produces around 3-7 kg of filament waste every month. These factors became the background for Vira Prajna Cantika and his team to conduct research and create a tool to reduce filament waste. 

The innovative work that was brought by Vira Prajna Cantika with her team at the 34th PIMNAS event was awarded as the favorite champion.

For this achievement, Vira Prajna Cantika and her team admitted that they were very grateful and proud. “This achievement certainly did not escape the prayers, teamwork, support and guidance from Mr. Beni Suranto, ST, M.SoftEng,” said Vira (Saturday, 13/11).

Students’ Participation in International Youth Leader (IYL) Chapter 31 Millennial Santri, Istanbul, Turkey

Awareness of the condition of Indonesia that requires adaptive and innovative leaders is the biggest motivation for Ilham Febryan Student of Islamic Economics study program batch 2019 Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) in participating in International Youth Leader (IYL) Chapter 31 Millennial Santri, Istanbul, Turkey . The activity was carried out for 6 days, starting on 23 – 29 September 2021.

International Youth Leader (IYL) is a leadership training and education platform for Indonesian youth formed by International Youth Leaders engaged in Student Exchange, Leadership Camp, Halal Tour and Travel. The program aims to train and explore the potential of youth as leaders of the people who excel in achievement, are professional in their work, have good morals in behavior, and are ready to compete in the international arena.

The selection of International Youth Leader Chapter 31 Millennial Santri 2021 is held online throughout Indonesia through three stages, namely selection for filing, writing essays, and interviews. From the results of the selection, 31 of the best young people from all universities in Indonesia were selected who were then dispatched to Istanbul, Turkey.

In its implementation, Ilham Febryan and other delegation participants carried out several activities. The first is to do a halal tour to learn about the history of Islam, and the culture in Turkey. Second, conducting aprogram market research that aims to open links in doing business abroad with the hope that young people will be able to expand their business and create jobs for the surrounding community, not only expecting jobs from companies that have an impact on unemployment rates and fear of pursuing higher education. Third, conducting a Forum Discussion Group using English which aims to train the communication skillsskills and public speaking of the delegates in conveying ideas. Fourth, conduct peer-to-peer competitions that aim to form team work and train how a leader can influence his team in achieving goals.

Ilham febryan admitted that he was very grateful and proud of his success in qualifying as one of 31 student delegations from all universities in Indonesia in the International Youth Leader Chapter for Millennial Santri “Santri Unggul Indonesia Makmur” in Istanbul, Turkey 2021.

“Alhamdulillah, hopefully thanks to this program I can learn to develop myself, form relationships and exchange ideas to create a creative and innovative spirit in spreading da’wah, because in the current era of the industrial revolution, we must take part in the development of the times for the advancement of civilization, especially Indonesia. Thank you to all those who have supported, helped and prayed for me all this time,” said Ilham (Thursday, 7/10) via WhatsApp.

 

3 UPIEc Students Won 3 Awards Arabic World Festival (AWFest) Competition

The Student Delegation of the Islamic Economics Study Program, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) again obtained a proud achievement at the national level. Three students of the Islamic Economics Study Program won 3 awards in 3 branches of the Arabic World Festival (AWFest) competition which was held online by Ahmad Dahlan University from 5 to 10 October 2021. The

Arabic World Festival (AWFest) is a national standard competition event, with the focus of the competition is to use Arabic to train the quality of Human Resources, especially in the Arabic language.

This year, UAD’s Arabic World Festival (AWFest) raised the big theme “Inspirational Millennials and the Existence of Arabic in an Intellectual Civilization”. There are 2 levels in the competition, namely the student level and the student level. For the student level, the competitions that can be participated in include Ghina Araby, Arabic Speech, and Arabic News Reading. Then, the student-level competition consists of Arabic Poetry and Arabic Speech only.

There are several achievements achieved by the delegation of Islamic Economics Study Program Students under the auspices of El-Markazi, including 1st Place in Arabic News Reading Competition by Naila Nurul Hikmah (2018 Islamic Economics), 2nd Place in Ghina Araby Competition by Rima Isfah Lana (Islamic Economics 2017). ), and 1st Winner of the Arabic News Reading Competition by Luthfi Hawari (Islamic Economics 2020).

“I am very grateful to be given the opportunity again by Allah SWT to proceed to become someone who is more optimistic and competitive by participating in the competition, because there are so many lessons that can be taken outside of teaching and learning activities on campus,” said Naila Nurul Hikmah as the winner of the News Reading Competition. Arabic (Tuesday, 19/10).

Furthermore, Siti Komariah as the Coordinator of the Arabic Language of El-Markazi, admitted that she was very grateful for the achievements obtained by the student delegation of the Islamic Economics Study Program. For him, winning or losing in competitions is a process of forming great people.

“I am very grateful, what my friends have tried to get the best results. Of course, this cannot be separated from the enthusiasm of friends to practice in preparing for the competition, “said Siti Komariah.

Luthfi Hawari also said that he was very grateful for his achievements. “Alhamdulillah, I was given the opportunity to take part in this competition. Strong will and determination are the main keys that must always be applied to life which is then accompanied by prayer to Allah SWT, “he said (Tuesday, 19/10).

“Hopefully what we have achieved so far can inspire fellow Indonesian Islamic University students to work, do useful things as well as hone their skills, not only in the Arabic language, but in any field,” said Rima Isfah Lana. (Tuesday, 19/10).

 

 

2 UPIEc students won 3rd place in the Sharia Economics Conference Held by FEB UI

The Undergraduate Program of Islamic Economics (UPIEc), Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) is again proud. Two Islamic Economics students won 3rd place in the Sharia Economics Conference which was held virtually on 15 to 24 September 2021 by the Islamic Studies Forum, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (FSI FEB UI). This proud achievement was achieved by Mia Yuli Astuti (Mia) and Ulfi Sheila Pinasti (Sheila) Islamic Economics student batch 2018.

This year’s Islamic Economics Conference took the big theme “Amplifying The Role of Islamic Economy to Establish The Future Economic Development” which aims to bring together students from all over Indonesia to think critically by conveying ideas and ideas within the scope of Islamic Economics.

Universities participating in this conference are the Indonesian Islamic University, University of Indonesia, Brawijaya University, Airlangga University, Tazkia Islamic Institute, Diponegoro University, Bogor Agricultural University, Semarang State University, IAIN Salatiga, and Padjadjaran University.

Sheila said that in the implementation of the conference there were 3 stages. The first stage begins with the selection of the best 40 abstracts in the Call for Paper. Then the second stage, the elimination of the 10 best papers in the Sharia Academic category and the 10 best papers in the Innovation Paper category. Third stage, final. At this stage, participants are asked to present the results of their paper to the jury and other teams that enter the final round.

The paper presented by Sheila and her team with the title “The Influence of Influencer Marketing, Brand Image, Halal Awareness on Cosmetic Purchase Interest in Generation Z” was awarded as the 3rd place winner in the Sharia Academic Paper category.

“The assessment of the Sharia Economic Conference is not only when participants present papers, but the activity in the question and answer session during the presentation is also a consideration in the assessment,” Mia said during an interview via WhatsApp (Monday, 12/10).

This success was achieved by teamwork, support and prayers from the parties involved. According to Sheila, her and the team’s achievements are a reminder that everyone has the same opportunities and opportunities. The only difference is how we maximize the process.

 

Student Sharing: How to Participate in Independent Learning Program by NUNI

On March 01, 2021 – July 12, 2021, Siti Komariah, a student of the Islamic Economics Program, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) batch 2018 has participated in a student exchange program at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) for 1 semester online through the Independent Learning Program. NUNI (PMBN). Initially Siti Komariah found out about the program from the Instagram post @ Ekonomiislam_uii, then she was interested and finally contacted Mrs. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM as the Chair of the Islamic Economics Study Program.

NUNI (Nationwide University Network in Indonesia) or a network of Indonesian universities which is a collaboration between public and private universities to strengthen the mobility, quality, and sustainability of higher education in Indonesia.

The NUNI Independent Learning Program (PMBN) is a form of NUNI collaboration in implementing the Ministry of Education and Culture’s policy regarding the Independent Campus Independent Learning Program (MBKM). There are 14 universities participating in this program, namely Bina Nusantara University, Surabaya University, Muhammadiyah Malang University, Soegijapranata Catholic University, Sultan Agung Islamic University, Petra Christian University, Indonesian Islamic University, Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Parahyangan Catholic University, Padjadjaran University, Sanata Dharma University, Satya Wacana Christian University, Andalas University, and Maranatha Christian University.

The document requirements that must be met to participate in the PMBN program are the registration form which can be downloaded via the link https://nuni.mobi/merdeka-learning/ , photo (3×4) – pasted on the form, photocopy or scan of ID card, recommendation letter from home university (optional), photocopy or scanned latest transcript. Regarding the student exchange fee, the NUNI Independent Learning Program (PMBN) is free of charge (free).

While participating in student exchange through the NUNI Independent Learning Program (PMBN), Siti Komariah took the Entrepreneurship course which is one of the courses in the Management Study Program at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM).

“My goal in joining PMBN is that I want to directly contribute to building academic excellence through student collaboration between State and Private Universities in Indonesia, especially the University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

In addition to gaining new academic experiences, the NUNI Independent Learning Program (PMBN) also provides opportunities for students to compete with other students from 14 NUNI member universities in thecompetition Call For Paper with the topic The Future of Education: Student Voices from NUNI for Diversity and Indonesian Unity.

I hope this program can inspire my life to continue to enrich my experience, knowledge and achievements that can awaken the enthusiasm of other students to take part in the NUNI Independent Learning Program (PMBN) for the next period,” said Siti Komariah.

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Ilham Febryan Won The Best Group Presentation in Youth Leader International Delegation Chapter 28 at 0 Kilometer Indonesia 2021

A student of the Undergraduate Program of Islamic Economics (UPIEc) Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII), Ilham Febryan became the Indonesian delegation in the International Youth Leader (IYL) Chapter 28 at the Zero Point of Kilometer Indonesia which was held for 3 days, starting on June 13-15 2021.

International Youth Leader (IYL) is a leadership training and education platform for Indonesian youth formed by International Youth Leaders engaged in student exchange, leadership camp, halal tour and travel. Youth Leaders themselves are focused on training potential young leaders to be independent and ready to compete in the global arena.

Ilham Febryan said that before he was selected to be a delegate in this International Youth Leader, he prepared a long preparation, starting from the selection process for filing, writing essays and interviewing to determine the 15 best delegates from all Indonesian participants. “After being selected as the 15 best delegates from all Indonesian participants, I and another  participants are departed for Aceh. Arriving in Aceh, the 15 delegates were divided into 3 groups to make paper presentations,” said Ilham Febryan during an interview via WhatsApp.

In this activity, Ilham collaborated with his team of 5 people from different universities, including UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, IAIN Manado, Bandung Social Welfare Polytechnic, and Kebangsaan High School. The paper presentation delivered by Ilham and his team entitled “Bring Aceh to the Land of Petro Dollars” was awarded as The Best Group Presentation in International Youth Leader Chapter 28 at the Zero Point of Kilometers in Indonesia.

“Petro Dollar State is the nickname given for Saudi Arabia with Mecca city as the center of Muslim. The nickname of Aceh itself is Serambi Mekkah (Mecca Verranda). The hope is that by creating good relations between Aceh and Saudi Arabia, it will increase regional foreign exchange and also have a direct impact on the welfare of SME actors in Aceh. Bilateral relations can benefit both parties at the same time. Aceh provides a beautiful tourist experience and Saudi Arabian tourists who help the economy of SMEs around tourism locations,” said Ilham Febryan during an interview via WhatsApp.

Ilham Febryan admitted that he was very grateful for being selected as one of the 15 best delegates and getting the “The Best Group Presentation” award in the International Youth Leader Chapter 28 at the Zero Kilometer Point of Indonesia. For this achievement, Ilham Febryan was given the opportunity to participate in the International Youth Leader program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which will be held in February 2022.

Curriculum Socialization of the 2021 Merdeka Learning – Merdeka Campus (MBKM) for Islamic Economics Students

The Islamic Economics Study Program, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) held a Curriculum Socialization of the 2021 Merdeka Learning – Merdeka Campus (MBKM) for Islamic Economics Students class of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, online via zoom meeting.

The new curriculum was presented by the Head of the Islamic Economics Undergraduate Study Program, Mrs. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM, and accompanied by the Secretary of the Islamic Economics Undergraduate Study Program, Mrs. Tulasmi, SEI., MEI., also attended by the Head of the Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Science. Islam, namely Mrs. Dr. Rahmani Timorita Yulianti, M.Ag., along with Lecturers and Students of Islamic Economics.

“In general, the new 2021 curriculum is quite significantly different from the previous curriculum, namely the 2017 curriculum:

First, in terms of Graduate Learning Outcomes (CPL) it is more concise to 12 competencies which were previously 41-54 competencies.

Second, the weight of credits is lighter, namely 2-3 credits (+ practicum 1 credit) which was previously 2-6 credits.

Third, the total credits taken are only 144, from the previous 145. Fourth, there are variants of elective courses, namely 3 study programs; 3 concentrations; 3 final project options (Research; Community Service; Business Pioneering) previously there were only 3 concentration options and 1 final project, namely research (thesis).

Fifth, the distribution of courses in the new 2021 curriculum is 20 credits per semester which was previously 17-21 credits per semester.

Sixth, the status of teaching and learning activities (KBM) may be in the study program or outside the higher education study program in accordance with the provisions and approval of the study program, which previously only allowed teaching and learning in the study program,” said Mrs. Tulasmi, SEI., MEI through a zoom meeting.

Ms. Soya Sobaya, SEI., MM also said that every student who takes the final assignment route other than research (thesis), is allowed to work in groups, but reports and publications are carried out by each student according to the concentration of choice.

Conversion of courses from the 2017 curriculum to The new 2021 curriculum will be implemented starting in the odd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, taking into account the credits and GPA taken by students.

 

Delegation of Islamic Economics Students Won The Best Group Youthpreneur Expedition Indonesia Millenial of Change in Sabang-Banda Aceh 2021

Youthpreneur Expedition Indonesia Milenial of Change was held on June 28 – July 3, 2021, in Sabang-Banda Aceh, attended by the best 24 delegates from all over Indonesia. In this activity, Ilham Febryan, a student of the 2019 Islamic Economics study program, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII), was again elected as the best delegate from all over Indonesia and made achievements as The Best Group Youthpreneur Expedition Indonesia Milenial of Change di Sabang-Banda Aceh 2021.

Youthpreneur Expedition is a program that accommodates Indonesian young people to increase their capacity and abilities in leadership, public speaking, critical thinking and problem solving which are designed in community service program. This program applies a material and practical business learning system, group discussions, business online workshops and economic tours to some of the most prestigious industrial sector companies in Sabang-Banda Aceh.

In this program, the 24 delegates in this activity were divided into 5 groups consisting of 4-5 members from different universities. Each group had to make product innovations to help SMEs by utilizing regional resources, Community service based on creative economy , and the creation of a Business pilot project in Sabang-Banda Aceh.

“As the actualization of economic and business knowledge, the participants will collaborate with each other to realize business initiations in their own real business units. It is hoped that the participants can build their businesses independently after participating in the Youthpreneur Expedition program,” he said Monday (9/8) via WhatsApp.

The product innovation program brought by Ilham Febryan and his group to help SMEs in Sabang-Banda Aceh, includes a program for processing chips from coffee leaves, a program for processing fish dishes, a program for processing shredded fish and coconut products, a program for processing mackerel fish products, a program for processing steamed roasted bread, dates processing program from salak fruit, coffee processing program from salak fruit, and cracker processing program from tofu. In addition to the product innovation program, Ilham Febryan and his group conducted a research with fisheries aspects and photography development in Sabang-Banda Aceh.

Ilham also said that he and his group had carefully prepared ideas for product innovation programs by looking at existing regional resource business opportunities to bring SMEs in Sabang-Banda Aceh globally.

“Focus is the most important key to success. I hope that with this achievement I can share enthusiasm and motivation for the rest of UII students to make achievements, both academic and non-academic,” he explained Monday (9/8) via WhatsApp.