Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Yogyakarta – Universitas Gadjah Mada, through the Masters and Doctoral Program (MD) as representatives, and four universities from Japan and Thailand participated in a conference entitled Virtual International Graduate Student Workshop. Universities participating in this conference include Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), Chiang Mai University (Thailand), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Kyoto University (Japan), and Thammasat University (Thailand).
In this virtual conference, Steven Iving from Kyoto University opened the conference as well as briefly explained how the activities went on today. Furthermore, Prof. Shuji Hisano from Kyoto University gave Welcoming remarks to the speakers and also the participants who attended. He also explained related to several programs owned by Kyoto University together with partner universities in Thailand and Indonesia. Furthermore, Prof. Shuji Hisano explained that even though the conference was held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the purpose of this conference – which is to acquire new knowledge, information and understanding for international graduate students, especially in Asia – must still be achieved. Lastly, the Professor of International Political Economy of Food and Agriculture also hopes that in the future can hold similar conferences in Indonesia or Thailand as well as join programs as currently held.
A total of 33 speakers had the opportunity to present their research in front of other speakers and participants. Five speakers came from the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UGM, consisting of three Doctoral Program students and two Master of Science Program students. The five speakers included Rokhima Rostiani (Doctoral Program FEB UGM), who presented a paper entitled “Sustainability marketing and pro-environmental behavior: Exploring the intersection between materialism and technology”. Second, Ahmad Maulin Naufa (Doctoral Program FEB UGM), with the title of the paper “The Covid-19, Bank, and Policy: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia”. Third, Supeni Anggraeni Mapuasari (Doctoral Program FEB UGM), who presented a paper entitled “Narcissism and Escalation of Commitment”. Then the fourth speaker was Wahyuningtyas Puspitasari from the Master of Science Study Program FEB UGM, who explained his paper with the title “Better Late than Never: Study of MSE during the 1997 Crisis in Indonesia” and Anggraeni Tri Hapsari from the Master of Science Study Program FEB UGM with the title “The Stability of Money Demand Function in ASEAN + 5 Countries ”.