Welcome From The Head of The Department
Head of Department of Management and Public Policy,
Prof. Dr. Wahyudi Kumorotomo.
This is the official website of the Department of Management and Public Policy (DMKP), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol) Universitas Gadjah Mada. This page is part of our provision of information to the public, for the academic community on campus and for our partners everywhere.
The vision that we carry in academic activities at DMKP today is “Strengthening governance, realizing public welfare”. We are determined to produce human resources in professional public sector governance, with leadership, ability and high skills to use the latest knowledge and technology that is beneficial for the creation of social entrepreneurship (socio-preneurship) that is accountable and beneficial for the welfare of the people in general. As a pioneer in human resources in the public sector, DMKP has been developing knowledge for more than seven decades and will continue to uphold its commitment to improving the quality of science in Indonesia while contributing to the global level.
The scientific transformation is reflected in the naming of institutions, starting from the Department of State Enterprises (1949), the Department of State Administration (1960) and finally becoming the Department of Management and Public Policy (in 2010). The name change shows the spirit to constantly update and adapt to real needs in society, but it is hoped that it will not change its reputation as a leading institution in Indonesia in the development of science. Currently, DMKP is still accredited A and has the most and most diverse Study Programs (Study Programs) within the UGM Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. In undergraduate study programs, there are regular classes and IUP (International Undergraduate Program) classes, and at the postgraduate level there are Masters and Doctoral Programs in Science as well as Applied Masters and Doctoral Programs organized by the Master of Public Administration (MAP). In 2021, the latest DMKP curriculum has been formulated which contains many academic innovations for millennial students and accommodates the MBKM (Merdeka Belajar, Merdeka Campus) policy so that all students can benefit optimally from the latest learning system.
The MKP S1 study program is the first major in the field of public administration in Indonesia that has met the international standards of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) in 2017.
Since 2015 the IUP-PPM (International Undergraduate Program in Public Policy and Management) class has been held.
In the same year, the Master of Public Administration began to conduct Linkage classes, an international master’s program in partnership with reputable foreign universities under funding from the PHRD (Professional Human Resource Development) program of Bappenas.
DMKP staff have long been active at national and international levels and have become references in their fields. Currently DMKP is strengthened by 4 active professors, 3 assigned professors, 11 doctorates, 5 doctoral candidates and 8 masters graduates from well-known universities abroad and within the country. The achievement of DMKP is certainly supported by reliable human resources and a commitment to curriculum development to answer the demands of scientific developments and the needs of the labor market. DMKP already has thousands of alumni spread across various sectors, both public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Relations with alumni are continuously managed through tracer studies for curriculum development, career development seminars presented by alumni, information dissemination on job opportunities and alumni gatherings.
The innovation of teaching academic activities at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels is possible because of the support of various research, training and mentoring programs for the public sector which are currently managed by the DMKP research units, namely Poldev (Policy and Development) and IGPA (Institute of Governance and Public Affairs). Scientific publications other than individually carried out by lecturers and teaching staff through the publication of books and monographs, are also accommodated through JKAP (Journal of Public Policy and Administration).
DMKP invites the public to visit virtually through this web page, limited media (Newsletter) and a number of Social Media accounts (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Podcast, etc.) productive scientific collaboration. The pandemic period that we have to face since 2020 will not be an obstacle for academic communication. Students can still complete information about teaching staff activities through web pages and various teaching platforms (e-Lok, MSTeams, Google Classroom). Opportunities to obtain scholarship information, participate in open learning, and gain new experiences from various academic forums are very open through the blended learning system that we have developed at DMKP.
The Department of Management and Public Policy has a vision to become an internationally recognized educational institution and research institution in the field of management and public policy as a manifestation of a research university and good university governance by 2032.
Strenghthening Democratic Public Governance
The Department of Management and Public Policy (MKP) at the time of its birth was called the State Business Department, which was opened on September 9, 1957 as one of the departments at the Faculty of Socio-Politics, Gadjah Mada University. The implementation of higher education in the field of public administration in the early days received assistance from Dr. Garth N. Jones, an expert from the United States International Cooperation Administration (ICA) who supports the production of AN Science graduates. The Head of the Department at that time was Prof. Drs. Soempono Djojowadono who is a government scholar from the Faculty of HESP (Law, Economics and Socio-Politics) UGM.
In 1964, the name of the Department of State Enterprises was changed to the Department of State Administration (AN) with the mission of educating cadres in the executive branch of government to “organize the public interest, carry out public services (public service), fulfill public interest in the social sector (health, social welfare). , and others), in the economic field (agriculture, industry, trade, etc.), in the spiritual and cultural fields (religion, teaching-learning, arts, etc.) (Djojowadono, 1964).
The great interest in utilizing administrative science from a practical point of view prompted the establishment of the Administrative Development Center (BPA) located in Sekip. BPA organizes a lot of job training, research, consulting, publishing, and others, in the context of administrative development. Thus at that time the Department of State Administration (JIAN) served students who wanted to become state administration graduates, while BPA held activities that focused on administrative training. When the Directorate General of Higher Education requested that the BPA teaching staff be reunited with the Sospol Faculty, the BPA building was functioned as a Faculty Library and among the lecturers who were administrative science experts, they were then assigned to strengthen teaching in various Departments at the Sospol Faculty.
To strengthen the development of education at the post-graduate level, in 1982 the Department of AN opened a Masters Program in State Administration. In addition to producing master’s (S2) graduates who continue to work in the Department of State Administration, many academic staff in various State Administration study programs throughout Indonesia were studying at S2 AN at that time. The great interest of lecturers and researchers in the field of state administration at various universities also encouraged the opening of regular doctoral programs after JIAN had several doctoral graduates from the best universities abroad who became the reference for the development of state administration science.
Another breakthrough was the opening of the Master of Public Administration (MAP) program on February 28, 1993, which was intended to educate public officials at mid-career public officials in the building that was built next to the former BPA building. The idea was driven by Prof. Dr. Sofian Effendi, MPIA who later also became the rector of Gadjah Mada University. The great interest of officials at the central government level and at the local government level who were preparing the implementation of regional autonomy policies at that time made many students study in the MAP program which offered a master’s degree with an MPA (Master in Public Administration). Furthermore, in 1997 the opening of a doctoral program (S3) at MAP with the content of applied public administration was also carried out.
The name JIAN as one of the Departments at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM remains in use until the latest statute based on the Decree of the Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia No. 221/DIKTI/Kep/1996 which is the basis for granting A accreditation in cognate disciplines. However, the name of the Department of State Administration in subsequent developments was felt to be no longer able to reflect the very diverse academic activities of the teaching staff as a consequence of the dynamics of the development of science. Therefore, in order for the scientific dynamics of the citizens of the Department of State Administration to be fully illustrated, the residents of the Department of State Administration agreed in 2010 to change the name of the Department, from previously named the Department of State Administration to the Department of Management and Public Policy (DMKP). Currently DMKP is strengthened by 23 staff, consisting of 6 professors, 5 doctors, and 15 masters.