In order to expand networks with various parties and the spirit of campus collaboration, the Department opens opportunities for collaboration in various activities with partners. The collaborations that we have explored so far are in the form of cooperation in the academic field, cooperation in the field of research, collaboration in publications and cooperation in the field of community service. However, we also always open up opportunities for cooperation in other fields in accordance with the UGM spirit of “Rooted Strong and Soaring High”, the spirit of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences “Committed to Science for Better Society” and also the spirit of the Department of Politics and Government “Humanizing Politics”.


Department of Politics and Government
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Collaboration Process

The following is the workflow with the DPP Fisipol UGM:

  1. The proposal was submitted through an official letter addressed to the Head of PolGov, detailing the plan for cooperation with PolGov.
  2. The administrative decision of the department is officially conveyed by the Head of PolGov to the agencies/individuals that support the proposal.
  3. If the proposed collaboration is approved, the head of PolGov and the relevant research cluster team discuss the material and agreement.
  4. The cooperation agreement is stated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and affixed with the project proposal and budget. This MoU must be signed by the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, as an individual authorized to represent the faculty, and by representatives from partner institutions/individuals.

Cooperation Period/Time
The cooperation period can be determined by following the agreed program requirements; per semester, per year or multi-year.

In the process of cooperation with our partners, we open up opportunities for all the facilities needed in the framework of cooperation. The Department through the Research Center for Politics and Government (PolGov) research unit has many activities that support the activities of the Tridharma of Higher Education. Through the "Knowledge Entrepreneurship Center", PolGov seeks to collaborate research-based scientific work with technological sophistication so that it is able to produce knowledge on various platforms that can be accessed by anyone with a diverse background. Knowledge production is also supported by large and diverse social capital. Therefore, PolGov always synergizes with government and non-government institutions at the local, regional, national and international levels. PolGov is committed that all knowledge products produced are able to contribute to empowering the community, inspiring the community, advancing knowledge in the fields of politics and government, improving the quality of policies and public services by the government.

Starting 2018, the Department of Politics and Government initiated the establishment of a Big Data Analytics Laboratory. This laboratory is an interdisciplinary research laboratory that focuses on the use of data technology in social science or social data science. This laboratory was built on awareness of the development of information technology as well as a form of learning, research, and service innovation in the era of digital information abundance. Meanwhile, the laboratory is currently still in the development stage, both in terms of human resources, infrastructure, and data management.

Although still in the development stage, this laboratory can perform various computational and visualization tasks to support social and political research with skill and skill. We analyze various types of bandang data, such as twitter social media data, online media both at home and abroad, as well as various public data originating from various sources such as demographic data, conflict data, corruption data, election data, and so on. Various studies have been produced through this laboratory, such as research on electoral governance, natural resource governance, and democracy. In 2019, we conducted a series study on the 2019 Presidential Election with various topics such as abstention issues, election legitimacy, money politics, and negative issues in elections. In addition, we also conducted a study on gejayan calling as a social movement.

In 2020, we have conducted three main studies. First, the topic of handling covid-19, such as public trust in handling efforts by the government and coordination of the central-regional government in handling COVID-19. The study on this topic produced a policy paper as an alternative solution for the government to improve governance in handling COVID-19. Second, social network analysis (SNA) on natural resource corruption in Indonesia. This research is a collaboration between the Ministry of Politics and Government with the Corruption Eradication Commission to produce recommendations for preventing corruption in natural resources in the future. Third, the 2020 simultaneous elections in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study focuses on several issues such as the debate over the implementation of regional elections in the midst of a pandemic, the neutrality of ASN, and the commodification of the Covid-19 issue in the 2020 elections. The research produces a monograph that is useful as an important note on lessons learned from past administrations and improvements in future election governance.

In order to disseminate the results of its activities, vision and mission, PolGov has a publication unit that is integrated with research, learning, community service and advocacy activities within the Department of Politics and Government. This unit professionally manages manuscripts from works of superior quality by the academic community, both students, lecturers, and researchers to be published into books, monographs and journals.

PolGov's published products are presented to meet the needs of references for researchers and academic literature for students in the fields of political science and government. PolGov's publications also raise a number of contemporary issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, such as political movements and government dynamics which can also be used by the general public. In addition, this unit specifically manages two journals, namely the PCD Journal and the PolGov Journal. First, the PCD Journal is an English-language international journal that presents research works of superior quality by specialists and specialists on the theme of Power, Conflict, and Democracy (PCD) in the context of the southern hemisphere of the world. This journal is also part of a network involving the University of Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, the University Colombo in Sri Lanka, and the University of Oslo in Norway. This journal was initiated after the collaboration between the Ministry of Politics and Government and the Government of Norway through the Power, Welfare and Democracy (PWD) Project in 2008.

Meanwhile, the PolGov Journal is a medium for disseminating research results and scientific works in the fields of politics and government in order to facilitate discussion, interaction and exchange of information among experts and between experts and policy makers. This journal is open to anyone with an interest and expertise in politics and government. Each published manuscript has gone through a blind peer review process involving relevant experts and academics. The Publication Unit also has a media sub-division that manages a number of social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as TikTok owned by DPP. Not only that, responding to the pace of technological development, the way generations consume and produce knowledge, the media team also produces a number of content in the form of audio visuals independently, both for the sake of lecture materials, institutional exposure as well as to spread the vision and mission and values that are believed to be. In short, the production of the media team is expected to amplify the results of research, advocacy and training as well as provide added value. This team is supported by members who are reliable, competent and experienced in producing and editing videos, making graphic designs, compiling scripts, storyboards and also creating audio content such as podcasts. In producing content, apart from getting the support of adequate tools, the media team now also has recording studio facilities that can be used independently to produce content such as videos, photos and podcasts. The Recording Studio of the Department of Politics and Government was built in 2020 and is currently being used to produce a wide variety of video and audio content.