Yogyakarta—Recently, International Program for Islamic Economics and finance has organized the event named “IPIEF Students Award 2018”, intended to bestow the student awards for those who have major achievement both in academic and non-academic area. This award would be the first student award held by IPIEF as it had not been conducted years before.

Dimas Bagus Wiranatakusuma, Ph.D, emphasized that the main purpose of this agenda would be to encourage IPIEF students to actively participate in many academic competitions thereby improving their intellectual achievements. “This agenda was held for the first time in IPIEF history, not to mention, to prepare the students to actively compete in academic areas. Likewise, it is an event to give our most outstanding student an achievement award, therefore could be the powerful motivation for all of IPIEF students to do so.”

The Committee explained there were many steps of this agenda to be met by all applicants applying for this student award: first, the students participating in this agenda are required to write an essay on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will eventually be assessed by  the appointed judges; so that  at  the second step the papers written by the selected applicants will be presented in front of judges, comparing what was written on the papers and what was explained when presenting their ideas. The judging was done in IPIEF A Room on Saturday (10/3).

Of all IPIEF students, four students were chosen to compete in this agenda, those were: (1) Resty Tamara Utami who proposed the idea on the Implementation of Indonesia-Office of Research Integrity to eliminate plagiarism, as an solution to address the Goal 4 of SDGs (Educational Sustainable Goals); (2) Adinda Ayu Rosyada who introduce the concept of the mental health guarantee program which will be operated by government since it has year-long control program equipped with HAHA application to monitor the mental health condition of society especially the needy; (3) Adra Sari who extensively explained the role of Islamic social finance in addressing the global welfare issue by integrating Islamic social finance institutions, including Badan Wakaf Indonesia (BWI), Badan Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS) and Badan Pengelola Keungan Haki (BPKH), to Baitul Mal Wa at-tamwil (BMT) in distributing their funds to the those in need in particular the farmers; (4) Hafsah Fajar Jati who wrote about how to embrace SDGs with the socio-oriented technology such as games and mobile phone applications.

In the end, of those four candidates according to the assessment of the juries, Adinda Ayu Rosyada was chosen to be the 1st Winner of IPIEF student Award this year, followed by Hafsah Fajar jati as the Runner Up. The award was officially announced in conjunction with National Workshop on Standardization Curriculum of Islamic Macroeconomics 2018. [Aw]

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