5 Keys to Raising Optimism and Pride in Youths

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”4122,4121,4120,4119″ layout=”4″ gallery_style=”1″ load_in_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]

It was a full house at the Studium Generale on the first day of 2019/ 2020 Odd Semester at Sampoerna University on Monday (September 2, 2019). Invited as the sole guest speaker, Yudi Latif, Ph.D. presented a general lecture aptly titled “The Perspective of Pancasila on a Great Indonesia” (“Perspektif Pancasila untuk Indonesia Unggul”) at Sampoerna University’s campus.

There were more than 70 lecturers and around 700 students packing the large rooms sitting to listen to Latif’s inspirational historic lecture. He eloquently spoke of Indonesia from the historical and philosophical standpoint. His lecture aimed to boost the spirit of nationalism, pluralism, tolerance, and patriotism among Indonesians especially youths.

The top scholar touched on several noteworthy points after a question from a student regarding what is currently happening in West Papua. After praising the student’s deep concern about what university students like he is can do to tackle racism and disintegration issues, Latif answered that there are five (5) keys to a greater and happier Indonesia.

“The keys to a great and happy Indonesia are PERMA: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaningfulness and Achievement,” stated the alumnus of the Doctoral program of Australian National University majoring in Political Sociology & Communication.

Latif further elaborated that we Indonesians must stop to be pessimistic, stigmatic, suspicious, and full of prejudice towards others. “We need an environment that nurtures our positive emotions,” he added. “But in order to have positive emotions, we must have spirituality. It builds our strength to be optimistic,” Lutfi told the audience.

A point to ponder from Lutfi is that spirituality does not necessarily mean religiosity. “Spiritual people are those who have souls that shine and emit light (love) – instead of darkness (hatred and hostility) – towards every creature around him/ her. “

He also advised that students have more than one affiliation so they are allowed to have diverse world views. This way they can be more broad-minded, less radical and fundamentalist.

Speaking of relationships, Lutfi thought that there is no person who can solely succeed by studying textbooks. “Humans succeed with other people’s support,” he said.

Meanwhile, Meaningfulness can be created in us by building meaning in every thing we do. It should not always about ourselves but also cover things greater than individual interests or gains. “These days, surprisingly enough we see more people committing suicides than war casualties. It’s all because we start to lose meaning in life.”

The last point, Achievement, is urgently required. “Ordinarily a nation is more proud of itself when it has more achievements. But when we mock or deride our own nation, that may mean we lack achievements,” Lutfi argued. That is why now we need to work hard to make more global achievements.

Speaking of his impression of Sampoerna University, he commented: “I applaud the diverse, multicultural environment at Sampoerna University. To me, Sampoerna University is the miniature of our plural Indonesia. Regardless of faiths or other differences, people can study and get along with each other, which is a beautiful sight to see.”

Born in August 1964, Yudi Latif, PhD is an activist and a young intellectual. His thoughts about the relation between the religion and the nation spread across the media. As the former Head of Badan Pembinaan Ideologi Pancasila, he is also Executive Director of Reform Institute. He has published a number of works, among others is “Negara Paripurna: Historitas, Rasionalitas, Aktualitas Pancasila”. (*/)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Understanding the Basics of Social Photography

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3015,3014,3013,3012″ layout=”4″ gallery_style=”1″ load_in_animation=”none” img_size=”600×400″][vc_column_text]Photography is a vast discipline that has developed for many years. Among many subcategories of it is social photography. Roughly defined, it is a type of photography that focuses upon the technology, interaction, and activities of individuals taking photographs.

From American photographer Galen Stolee, a number of students of Sampoerna University learned directly how to take quality photographs that can tell stories on Friday (4/26/2019) at Sampoerna University campus. Stolee himself is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Harvard University, majoring in Social Anthropology.

Based on the submitted photographs at Sampoerna University Library‘s Social Photography Seminar, Mr. Stolee shared his tips and tricks with students on how to produce photographs with messages in them.

The first is overcoming shyness. He recognized the problem as a novice photographer years ago, too. “I’m an introverted person as well. So I tended to take photos from far away without the object’s knowledge. But over time I had to overcome that shyness as I have to talk to people and get permission that I have taken their pictures,” he said.

The second tip is proper lighting. Never take photographs with poor lighting as it only takes away the beauty of objects. “Taking photos at night is a challenge but I like the fact that it pulls us in the middle, where the source of light lies. It’s well done, beautiful and tells a nice story,” Stolee commented on a photo titled ‘Juragan Pentol‘.

Next, make sure a photo can really convey the main message or theme. This is also a strong reason why he named Anggun Siska Hamidah’s photo the best among others. “The photo took the question of the leadership and social responsibility theme. And she did something very different and abstract.” The photo shows three little boys waving hands to the sky, symbolizing the infinite possibility in the future.

A strong caption will not hurt! Stolee sees a caption as a more detailed explanation of a photograph. “Anggun’s photo has a compelling caption that I love so much. It says: ‘Hello, future leaders. Spell our names: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility’,” he added.

For students who want to pursue a photography career, Stolee advised, “Though the skills of photography are still in high demand, there is a lot of competition right now as everyone has a camera. But if you’re really into photography, consider combining it with some other skill sets because it cannot stand alone. You can combine it with journalism skills, social media skills, and other skills that the world needs.” (*/)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Choosing the Right University

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]

Choosing The Right Employment Starts From Choosing The Right University

 

Many young graduates are having difficulties finding jobs because of a major skills gap. Indonesia faces the most severe youth unemployment problem with close to 20 percent of the country’s youth not being able to find a job — the highest among the countries surveyed in the report, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

The fact that one in three young Indonesians remain unemployed for 12 months, despite having a tertiary education, reflects a mismatch between the skills that Indonesia’s youth possess and the skills that industries require, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo stated that human resource development has become the second focus for the government after infrastructure, highlighting on curriculum innovation and education system. The President stated that there has been no basic improvement in education in Indonesia for the last 30 years and hopes to change this.

To provide opportunities for aspiring and bright young students and parents who want to ensure that their children can become Game Changers in Indonesia’s rapidly evolving economy was the cause behind the establishment of the Sampoerna University. Sampoerna University stands for access to an internationally-recognized education made possible and accessible to the students in Indonesia. It was born from recognition that there is an urgent need for high-quality internationally-recognized education pathways, to fulfil Indonesia’s future demand for a higher education and skilled workforce. The Sampoerna University is part of the first fully integrated education system in Indonesia to apply an internationally-recognized curriculum in English with a focus on STEAM (Science, technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) so students can develop skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. These will produce students who are work-ready, world-ready, and ready to lead.

American Accredited University Curriculum

Sampoerna University offers Indonesia’s strongest academic programs that have been recognized globally. Our degrees and curriculum meet the highest international standards and have been developed in collaboration with top American universities. Students will be challenged to think and perform on a more advanced level so they can acquire the qualifications for a rewarding and global career after they graduate.

Highly Qualified Lecturers

The faculty at Sampoerna University provide an exceptional learning experience and are recognized as leading experts in their field. Over 75% of SU faculty hold doctoral degrees — five times the national average for all universities. This means students will learn from the best minds from Indonesia and abroad. Students will also have the opportunity to attend guest lecturers from leading research institutions. Furthermore, all our faculty members bring the latest technology into classrooms — creating a dynamic, interactive learning experience that allows our students to learn anytime, anywhere.
This news also featured in several news channel:

Sign up to Sampoerna University and be the next #GameChanger![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Ready To Build Work Ready, World Ready Future Leaders

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]

Ready To Build Work Ready, World Ready Future Leaders

 

Last week, we had a workshop for our faculty members and student support staff facilitated by Dr. David Shulman and colleagues from Broward College as a kick-off of our partnership in Sampoerna University American College.

We are proud to collaborate with Broward College, which was ranked #3 by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, #2 by CollegeChoice.net among the top 50 community colleges in the U.S., and #1 in the state for the number of industry certificates awarded.

Our partnership with Broward College will help our Sampoerna University American College students to prepare for a successful transition to college and readiness to transfer abroad, if they wish. Broward College credits and the Associate’s degree we will offer with them are accepted at most four-year universities in the U.S. Together we are ready to build a work ready and world ready future leaders. Are you one of them?

Sign up to Sampoerna University and be the next #GameChanger![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Admission
Admission
Schedule a Visit
Schedule a Visit
Contact Whatsapp
Contact Whatsapp