Prof. Dr. Amitya Kumara, M.S., Psikolog Has Passed Away

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Prof. Dr. Amitya Kumara, M.S., Psikolog has gone back to Rahmatullah. Almarhumah passed away at the age of 57 in Panti Rapih, a hospital near UGM. Her body was buried the next day in the university’s Sawit Sari Cemetary, located in Sawit Sari, Condong Catur, Depok, Sleman. The burial process took place after a ceremony in her honor was held in Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Balairung.

Almarhumah was born in Yogyakarta on February 25, 1960. She graduated from SD Ungaran Yogyakarta in 1972, went to SMP 8 Yogyakarta for junior high, graduating in 1975; and proceeded to SMA 3 Yogyakarta for high school, finishing in 1979. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology in 1985 from Universitas Gadjah Mada, then a master’s from the same faculty in 1990, and lastly her doctorate degree in 2002, from Universitas Gadjah Mada as well. She started her work in the faculty in 1986 and in 2011 became a Guru Besar. Prof. Amitya also served as Vice Dean of Academics and Student Affairs from 2012 to 2016. read more

Psychology Students Won Big at the 30th PIMNAS

The Faculty of Psychology in Universitas Gadjah Mada delegated 4 teams consisting of 11 students to Pekan Ilmiah Mahasiswa Nasional (PIMNAS) in Makassar. With all of the other students from UGM, they participated in this prestigious competition for 3 days, starting from August 24 until August 26, 2017. In this 30th PIMNAS, the team from our faculty won 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and won one in the favorite category. The team from UGM as a whole won 2nd place nationally, pocketing in a total of 34 medals (8 gold medals, 8 silver medals, 8 bronze medals, and 10 favorites). read more

UGM Psychology Passes 57 Graduates

The Faculty of Psychology in Universitas Gadjah Mada passed 57 students as graduates in the fourth graduation ceremony of the 2016/2017 academic year. There were 14 male graduates and 15 female graduates. The passing ceremony took place in the faculty’s auditorium after the university-level graduation ceremony in Grha Sabha Pramana (8/23/2017).

Twenty-seven of those students, Ayuning Galuh Resmi, Nurlintang Fitri Listya Astika, Inggriani Leila Roosi, Safira Tiara Dewi, Ummaimah Insyirah Tahali, Ayu Novita Dwi Aryani, Masitha Hanum Utomo, Razkia Laras Abadani, Zahra Frida Intani, Smita Dinakaramani, Fadiah Awanis, Sharfina Kumala Dewi Yusuf, Gabriela Desy Kusumawardani, Aulia Nur Savitri, Hana Naufalinda Afifah, Maria Stephanie Gunandar, Sadida Fatin Aruni, Novanda Fatih Hardanti, Belladina Nadyarinda Raharja, Mikael Reno Prasasto, Firma Agus Tina, Alya Fauziyyah, Meyrantika Maharani, Akhmad Kurniawan, Ainurizan Ridho Rahmatulloh, Happy Virgina Puspa Nirmala, and Diajeng Anindhitya Dwianjani graduated cum laude. read more

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Students Visited UGM Psychology

On Friday, August 18, 2017, students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) visited the Faculty of Psychology in UGM as part of their program, “Journey to ASEAN (Chapter 1)”. This visit to Yogyakarta is part of that program, the visitation started from August 18 until August 20, 2017. Nineteen students from UNIMAS visited UGM Psychology, along with one lecturer. Twenty-four students and lecturers from our faculty hosted the guests.

UGM Psychology met the guests from UNIMAS at 10 a.m. in Room A-203 of the campus. Prof. Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, MMedSc., Ph.D., the Vice Dean of Research, Community Service, and Collaboration, gave an opening speech. In her speech, Kwartarini said that she hoped collaboration between UNIMAS and UGM wouldn’t only be this particular event. “I hope that this visit will be the beginning of our collaboration, probably there will be potential research collaboration after this event.” UNIMAS also had a few words to say. Mohd Razali Bin Othman, Pensyarah Kanan Fakulti Sains Kognitif dan Perkembangan Manusia, gave a speech as well. read more

Psikologi Rumah Kita, A New Beginning for 2017 Freshmen

On Wednesday (8/9), the hall of UGM Psychology’s Building D was filled with new students (referred on campus as Gadjah Mada Muda) that are going to participate in the orientation program called PPSMB PRK (Pelatihan Pembelajar Sukses Mahasiswa Baru Psikologi Rumah Kita). PPSMB PRK welcomes new psychology majors to their new home, so that they can adapt and get to know their university as a new place of learning. This yearly event lasts for two days, on August 9 – 10, 2017. As many as 222 students will experience PPSMB PRK, 185 students are from the regular program and 37 of them are from the international program. Eighteen of the students from the regular program are recipients of bidik misi. read more