UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Airlangga has held another national essay competition, FISIP Ideas Matter, for the third time. It was a part of 39th FISIP UNAIR Dies Natalis celebration. In its third organization, FISIP Ideas Matter was held with a theme: “FISIP Ideas Matter 3.0: Strengthening Humanity as Fundamental Aspect In Indonesia’s Development’.
For the preliminary selection, hundreds of students from around Indonesia took parts in it. In the presentation phase, there were 10 best participants invited to FISIP UNAIR to present their ideas. In the opening of the event, Dean of FISIP, Dr. Falih Suaedi, Drs., M.Si, appreciated the ten participants. For him, the roles to realize better Indonesia are in the hands of youth.
“The nation’s future is in your hands. I am happy for youngsters who contribute some ideas. If today you just propose an idea, in the future you could make the policy,” he said.
In a different occasion, Yuslihun Nisa as the Head of the committee explained that the theme was based on development which runs in all aspects of life, but neglects the humanity.
“From there, we facilitate students with creative ideas to include humanity in our modern life nowadays,” she explained.
The event was held for two days. On the first day, November 19, beside presentations, the ten participants were welcomed with an interactive lecture by Prof. Kacung Maridjan, Ph.D, and Baiq Wardhani, M.A, Ph.D. They were invited to culinary tour to get souvenirs. On the second day, they went on a city tour visiting interesting places in Surabaya. Not only going sightseeing, they also had a discussion with Gerakan Melukis Harapan.
“So we invited the participants to have discussion with one social community. There was still educational aspect from the trip,” said Yuslihul.
After the city tour, the committee and participants had dinner in the Mayor of Surabaya’s residence, Tri Risma Harini’s. There was an announcement of the competition winners. Louisa Syaura of Faculty of Public Health Universitas Hasanudin South Sulawesi was the first winner, then the second was Dio Wicaksono of State Administration Program Universitas Airlangga and the third winner was I Kadek Sudiarsana of Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. The best participant was Burhanuddin Yusuf of Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya.
Through the event, Yuslihul hoped that the small contribution made by her and team can bring great changes for the nation.
“It is indeed a small scale, but hopefully this small scale event can bring great impact and the students will be even more aware with humanity in modernity,” she said. (*)
Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Dilan Salsabila