Collaborating with FISIP, Indonesian Forum for Environment East Java Asks Students to Take Care of the Environment

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (FISIP UB) cooperates with Indonesian Forum for Environment East Java (Walhi Jatim). This collaboration was inaugurated by both parties, Monday (4/7/2022).

The Dean of FISIP Universitas Brawijaya, Dr Sholih Muadi SH, M.Si said that this kind of collaboration is important since it can be a place for research development and community service.

“Of course we appreciate the willingness of Walhi East Java to cooperate with us. The hope is clear that this collaboration is not only black and white, but can actually be done,” he said.

At this moment, an agreement was also signed between the Political Science Study Program and Walhi East Java.

Dr Sholih Muadi hopes that other study programs can follow in the footsteps of the Political Science study program.

“Yes, friends in the Sociology study program will also cooperate later,” he said.

The Dean of FISIP, Dr Sholih Muadi SH., M.Si during a discussion with Walhi East Java. (Photo: FISIP Public Relations)

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Walhi East Java, Wahyu Eka Styawan, said that the two parties would collaborate on matters related to the development of knowledge.

“What is expected is collaboration in the field of research. Walhi East Java expects students to be involved in environmental issues, then assemble them in the form of research, which can be disseminated to the public,” he explained.

Wahyu assessed that students have a role in society. These roles will be pushed back into each other’s social life, whether it’s working, returning home, or owning a business.

He considered that FISIP students could do internships at Walhi in the areas they were interested in. For example, the Political Science study program can make a program about environmental politics.

“It can also be in three ways, such as expanding knowledge, assisting the community and campaigning,” said Wahyu.

“If they (students) have ideas and will, then they can collaborate together. In the sense that it can be expanded more and what kind of approach, “he concluded. (Humas FISIP/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)