SUMMER COURSE 2024 SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTHEAST ASIA

MMAT


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. 


Program

This summer course entitled “Social Transformation in Contemporary Southeast Asia” aligns with SDG 4 on quality education and encompasses nearly all social dimensions outlined in SDGs 4-17. It is organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies at Universitas Gadjah Mada and supported by the Center for Southeast Asian Socio-Cultural Community Studies at National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan, the Department of Education and Future Studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan and Mahidol University, Thailand. The umbrella topic is based on the following background:

  1. The global landscape is continuously evolving, including contemporary Southeast Asia. Social transformations are occurring across various fields in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and others.
  2. Advances in transportation and digital communication technologies have heightened the potential for international migration and social transformation worldwide. These changes affect nearly all sectors of social life, including the economy and business, politics, education, environmental issues, cultural activities, and religion.
  3. The dynamic mobility of students and scholars in educational activities also generates extensive collaboration and positive impacts across Southeast Asia. Human, goods, and service mobility in the economic sector, along with industry and business from and to Southeast Asia, present significant opportunities for community welfare.
  4. Indonesia’s role as ASEAN chair carries substantial responsibility to lead various ASEAN initiatives in addressing regional and global crises. The ASEAN Community is built on three pillars: the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC). These pillars are expected to provide a cooperative platform to address the extensive regime of global mobility for collective welfare. Nonetheless, the lack of international cooperation in global mobility and migration presents adverse effects, including environmental issues and human trafficking.

Given this context, the summer course not only serves as a learning platform for students from diverse disciplines and nationalities but also aims to foster academic communication and networking among national and international experts.

  • The MMAT Summer Course seeks to encourage the development of students’ interest, both domestic and foreign students.
  • Strengthening the cooperation between Universitas Gadjah Mada and National Chengchi University Taiwan.
  • Increasing and updating the understanding of social transformation discourse in Southeast Asia.
  • 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.
  • Building multidisciplinary academic communities and networks focusing on Southeast Asian studies to strengthen collaboration and knowledge exchange.
  • Encouraging and facilitating a more balanced knowledge space about the Southeast Asian region from multidisciplinary teachers and researchers, both at home and abroad.
  • Increasing the number of international students participants, both for PSSAT UGM and UGM as a whole, through summer course participation with a 3 Credits transfer system.
  • 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
  • Undergraduate or graduate students interested in Southeast Asia issues
  • 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 of the lecturers of the summer course
2. Undergraduates / graduates / doctoral students from our partners/affiliations listed below,

  • National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Mahidol University, Thailand
  • KIAS BUFS/Busan University of Foreign Affairs, South Korea
  • Thammasat University, Thailand
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • ACICIS
  • MGIMO University, Russia
  • Freiburg University, Germany
  • Fulbright University, Vietnam
  • Nagoya University, Japan
  • University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines
  • SEAMEO-SPAFA, Thailand
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies & Social Transformation in the Region
  • ASEAN
  • Socio-Cultural Transformation in Southeast Asia
  • Mobility and Religious Practice in Southeast Asia
  • Economy and Business in Southeast Asia
  • Social Transformation and the Future Work in Southeast Asia
  • Transformation in Higher Education in Southeast Asia
  • Social Transformation on Environment in Southeast Asia
  • Mobility and Southeast Asian Migrants in Taiwan

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Michaela Haug
(Freiburg University, Germany)

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

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

Prof. Yuzuru Shimada
(Nagoya University, Japan)

Prof. Naoki Umemiya
(Sophia University, Japan)

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

Assoc. Prof. Minako Sakai
(The University of New South Wales, Australia)

Dr. Falikul Isbah
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)

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

Dr. Kachina Yingyot
(National Chengchi University, Taiwan and Mahidol University, Thailand)

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

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

Dr. Mark E. Frank
(Fulbright University, Vietnam)

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

Dr. Muhammad Rum
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)

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

Asst. Prof. Ronald M. Castillo
(University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines)

Timeline

Time of course

  • Monday – Friday
  • Session 1 : 01.00 – 02.15 pm (GMT+7/Jakarta Local Time)
  • Session 2 : 02.30 – 03.45 pm (GMT+7/Jakarta Local Time)
  • 75 minutes/session/lecturer

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

On the site:
Indonesian Room, CESASS—Universitas Gadjah Mada, 2nd Floor
Location click here

Online:
Zoom meeting
Meeting ID : 633 438 6153
Passcode : SC2024
Link zoom click here

Important Dates

Starting from 1 June, 2024

5 July 2024

16 July – 26 July 2024

Schedule

Date Time (GMT+7) Instructor/Lecturer Topics
July 16, 2024 13.00-13.10 Opening Program
13.10-14.25
14.30-15.45 Dr. Luqman-nul Hakim (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) Indonesia Leadership in ASEAN
July 17, 2024 13.00-14.15 Prof. Syuan-Yuan Chiou (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) Performing Minority Religions in Indonesia
and Taiwan: Islam vs. Chinese Folk
Religion
14.30-15.45 Dr. Muhammad Rum (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) ASEAN Fragmented Approaches on Global Political Crises
July 18, 2024 13.00-14.15 Dr. Mark E. Frank (Fulbright University, Vietnam) The Role of History in Southeast Asian Studies
14.30-15.45 Dr. Arif Akhyat, M.A. (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) History of Southeast Asia in Indo-Pacific
July 19, 2024 13.00-14.15 Assoc. Prof. Minako Sakai (University of New South Wales, Australia) Social Enterprise in Southeast Asia
14.30-15.45 Dr. M. Falikul Isbah (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) Gig Economy and Youth in Southeast Asia
July 22, 2024 13.00-14.15 Dr. Le Thi-Nham (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) Performance Evaluation of Bilateral Economic Cooperation between Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries under New Southbound Policy: Past, Present, and Future
14.30-15.45 Prof. Dr. Michaela Haug (Freiburg University, Germany) Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia Today
July 23, 2024 13.00-14.15 Dr. Kanchina Yingyot (National Chengchi University, Taiwan and Mahidol University, Thailand) The Influence of Politics on Thai Culture
14.30-15.45 Dr. Mari Mulyani (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia
July 24, 2024 13.00-14.15 Prof. Naoki Umemiya (Sophia University, Japan) Internationalization of Higher Education in Southeast Asia
14.30-15.45 Prof. Gu Bo Kyung (Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea) Korea’s KASI Strategy and Indonesia-South Korea Relations
July 25, 2024 13.00-14.15 Prof. Jian Bang Deng (Tamkang University, Taiwan) Southeast Asian Migrants in Taiwan
14.30-15.45 Dr. phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and National Chengchi University, Taiwan) Southeast Asian Students in Taiwan
July 26, 2024 13.00-14.15 Prof. Yuzuru Shimada (Nagoya University, Japan) The Rise of Authoritarianism and Constitutional Politics in Southeast Asia
14.30-15.45 Asst. Prof. Ronald M. Castillo Ph.D (Cand.) (University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines) Contemporary Politics in The Philippines
16.00-16.30 Closing Program

Tuition Fee & Required Documents

  • US $50 (IDR 750.000) for local students
  • US $66 (IDR 1.000.000) for international students
  • US $99 (IDR 1.500.000) for researchers, practitioners, or professionals
  • Limited seats available for FREE!
  1. Color scan of passport (personal information page)
  2. Official passport-sized photograph
  3. Recommendation letter (if you come from CESASS UGM Affiliated Institutions or Recommended by this Summer Course Lecturer)

How to apply

Visit the following page to learn about the procedure on how to apply for the MMAT Summer Course Program 2024 Social Transformation in Contemporary Southeast Asia!

Contact Us

Email
pssat@ugm.ac.id
Phone
+62 74 589658
WhatsApp
+62 896-5282-1514 (Mr. Wicaksana)