Monday, January 8, 2018 marked the peak of Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Psychology’s 53rd anniversary (dies natalis). The string of events to celebrate it has been held since November 2017. The theme for this year’s dies natalis was Psikologi Bersinergi (A Synergized Psychology). This year’s celebration was a momentum to improve synergy by building productive cooperation to create meaningful work.
The first agenda of that day was a public senate meeting, held at 9 a.m. in A-203. Prof. Dr. Tina Afiatin, M.Si., who is the head of the senate reported activities the faculty has conducted in 2017. Then, Prof. Dr. Faturochman, M.A., the dean of the faculty, presented the achievements of the faculty throughout the year. Prof. Faturochman started his report by explaining the current acceptance rate to get into the faculty, which only accepts 2,5% of the 9000 applicants. For the master’s program, the faculty has regulated the study period, and there have also been improvements by developing the learning centers and renovating the library. The faculty has also mapped researches of lecturers, and has continued to emphasize research publication of lecturers.