MMAT (Mengajar dan Meneliti Asia Tenggara/Teaching and Researching Southeast Asia) is an annual summer course held by Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, since 2016. This program is designed for students, researchers, practitioners, or professionals who are interested in Southeast Asia issues. MMAT aims to achieve several objectives:

  • Developing Southeast Asia as knowledge building
  • Encouraging the development of methodologies in Southeast Asian studies in Indonesia
  • Building a community and multidisciplinary academic network with a focus on Southeast Asian studies
  • Encourage and facilitate the publication of works of Indonesian scientists about Southeast Asia

Every year, MMAT is held with different topics and focuses which align with the current and significant issues in the region. MMAT invites lecturers from various academic disciplines and universities from inside and outside the region. Furthermore, participants are diverse in terms of academic backgrounds and nationalities. The designated activities are not limited only to lectures but also short field classes and publications such as popular academic articles, journals, and books. 


The study of Southeast Asia now focuses on the increasing dynamism and strategic importance of its diverse regions in the context of world multi-polarism. Such position opens a wide range of advantages as well as challenges. Among others, its central position in the Indo-Pacific region, and the diverse range of issues that cover South China Sea dispute, conflict in Myanmar, global warming, environmental, political, economic, communication and digital, language, and social and cultural issues require multidisciplinary expertise from multi discipline to understand and study SouthEast Asia today.

MMAT Summer course 2023 takes SOUTHEAST ASIA IN THE DYNAMIC OF INDO-PACIFIC as its focus which will encourage and equip students all over the world to learn from Southeast Asianist about current issues on individual Southeast Asian countries as well as Southeast Asia as a whole.

  • The MMAT Summer Course seeks to encourage the development of students’ interest, both domestic and foreign students.
  • This summer course can become a platform and preparation for becoming young Southeast Asian researchers.
  • Increasing understanding of Southeast Asia in an increasingly dynamic Indo-Pacific context.
  • Increasing academic dialogue on Southeast Asian social studies and encouraging the involvement of international scientists and experts on Southeast Asian social studies and building multidisciplinary academic communities and networks with a focus on Southeast Asian studies.
  • Encouraging and facilitating a more balanced knowledge space about the Southeast Asian region from multidisciplinary teachers and researchers, both at home and abroad.
  • Having a strong interest in the study of the Southeast Asian region
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Committed to participating in the whole series of activities until completion
  1.  Undergraduate or graduate students interested in Southeast Asia issues
  2.  Researchers, practitioners, or professionals interested in Southeast Asia issues
  1. E-Certificate of Participation
  2. Transferrable to 3 Credits
  3. Networking from all over the world
  4. Experience of learning multi-perspectives from international lecturers & classmates

The scholarship applies for participants under the following criteria:

1. Undergraduates / graduates / doctoral students from our partners
2. Active students in their country of citizenship in the time of enrollment
3. Students of the lecturers of the summer course

For those who fulfill the above criteria please fill the ‘Financial Statement’ form later with your Referee Name or Institution Name.
Please check the list of our partnerships here.


Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, M.A.
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) (U

Prof. Dr. Rini Rachmawati, S.Si., M.T.
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)

Dr. Arif Akhyat, M.A.
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)

Prof. Gu Bo-Kyeung
(Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea)

Prof. Jian-Bang Deng
(Tamkang University, Taiwan)

Prof. Dr. Judith Schlehe
(University of Freiburg, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reevany Bustami
(Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

Dr. Priyambudi Sulistiyanto
(Flinders University, Australia)

Dr. Ratih D. Adiputri
(University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Dr. Le Thi-Nham
(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Prof. Syuan-Yuan Chiou
(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova
(Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia)

Dr. Luqman Nul Hakim
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)

Dr. Mari Mulyani
(University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Dr. phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia & National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Prof. Naoki Umemiya

Sophia University (Japan)


Time of course

  • Monday – Friday
  • Session 1 : 01.00 – 02.30 pm (GMT+7/Jakarta Time)
  • Session 2 : 03.00 – 04.30 pm (GMT+7/Jakarta Time)
  • 90 minutes/session/lecturer

MMAT Summer Course 2023 will be held hybrid (on the site and online)

On the site
Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2nd Floor, Indonesian Room
Location click here

Zoom meeting
Meeting ID : 633 438 6153, Passcode : MMAT2023
Link zoom click here

Important Dates

Starting from May, 2023

30 June 2023

5 July 2023

11 July – 1 August 2023


Tuition Fee

  • IDR 750.000 (50 USD) for local students
  • IDR 1.000.000 (66 USD) for international students
  • IDR 1.500.000 (99 USD) for researchers, practitioners, or professionals
  • FREE for CESASS UGM partner’s students

Bank Destination

Name of bank : Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Name of account : Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara UGM
Account number : 0287988592
Currency : IDR
Swift code : BNINIDJA
  1. Color scan of passport (personal information page)
  2. Official passport-sized photograph
  3. CV
  4. Transcript (if any)
  5. Student ID Card (if any)
  6. Motivation Letter

Register yourself as a participant!

  1. Transfer the tuition fee to the bank destination
  2. Filling out the registration form by click HERE
  3. Participants receive Letter of Acceptance
  4. Participants are ready to start the MMAT 2023 Summer Course Program

Contact Us

+62 74 589658
+62 852-1021-9140 (Ms. Mellinia)